This thread is about academic topics, not about life lessons, day to day advice, etc.
When I got to college, I sometimes felt that I was the only person there who didn’t know about certain things. For example:
[li]I had never heard of Charlemagne.[/li][li]I didn’t know that the Roman Empire had split into two (Rome vs. Constantinople) by the Middle Ages.[/li][li]The Spanish Inquisition, to me, was little more than a joke in a Mel Brooks movie.[/li][li]I had no idea how to conduct scholarly research or to write a thesis.[/li][li]I had no idea who Joan of Arc was (other than she was NOT Noah’s wife).[/li][li]I couldn’t find most major cities in the US on a map. I thought Las Vegas bordered Mexico, and that New Orleans was within a few miles of Florida.[/li][/ul]
That’s just what I can think of right now.
What about the rest of you? Did your high school education leave you cold?