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Spaceboy 99
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why should we be forced to conform to the neurotypical system that doesn’t understand and is unwilling to accommodate us.

Especially when the neurotypical system bears literally no resemblance to any workplace that has ever existed in the world, ever.

You would never, in your workplace, have to work out every single thing using equations that you’ve memorised- you’ll always have a list of equations to reference.

It’s like exams in Literary Analysis that require you to analyse a text you’ve studied without having a copy of the text in front of you. In what world would you be required to do that? When do literary analysts ever work based on their memory? They have an entire SYSTEM for ensuring that published authors NEVER JUST GO ON MEMORY. They’ve even got multiple different methods by which people can record the source of their information! Writing essays based on memorised plots and memorised quotes is PURE bullshit.

They can half make the case for maths-based subjects, only because ‘answering the questions proves you know the formulae’, but is it important to know the formulae by heart if you know how to use them? That’s like saying that before someone is qualified to use a screwdriver, they need to know how to make one. Exams drive me up the wall.