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How to Take An Exam...and Remake the World

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A humorous, always learned, and occasionally frightening introduction to one socialist teacher's view of America.
Paperback, 260 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Black Rose Books
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Brendan
Sep 25, 2007 Brendan rated it really liked it
Ollmann was a professor of mine in college, and this book is much like his class: frank, honest, to-the-point yet completely entertaining. Oh, and insightful and informative.

The basic premise is pretty clever: he knows things about socialism and taking tests; you want to be better at taking tests; he wants you to learn about socialism. So, in a book about the educational system and how it serves to perpetuate a capitalist system, he inserts advice on how to perform better on tests. Of course, th
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Lesliemae
Jan 15, 2013 Lesliemae rated it it was ok
Recommended to Lesliemae by: E. Jagoe
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This is an amusing and mostly non-academic brush with Marxism. Not to be read for theoretical content as much as a good laugh. I emulated the style of this book as it alternates between instructions and espousing a theoretical viewpoint in an light and engaging way. I decided to write on: How to Communicate Effectively in the Conversation of Death:


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May 13, 2017 Marianna Altabbaa rated it really liked it
من هو الشخص الذي يحب الامتحانات ويجدها منصفة للجميع؟ لم التقي بهذا الكائن بعد و لا أعتقد أني سألتقيه أو التقيها (باستثناء الشخص الذي يضع الأسئلة الامتحانات أو المسؤول عنها)

يوضح الكاتب كيف تركيبة الامتحانات و الفحوصات تقوم بتهيئة التلاميذ لدخول سوق العمل الرأسمالي، من خلال العمل الفردي دون تكريس أهمية للعمل الجماعي، تحديد فترة زمنية صارمة للامتحان والضغط على التلاميذ في التفكير والكتابة بشكل أسرع والعيش تحت هذا الضغط. الابداع والخروج عن النمط لا يتم مكافأته في أغلب الأحيان، إلا أذا كان ضمن قالب م
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Aman Kalia
Dec 22, 2013 Aman Kalia rated it it was ok
Not quite a book for an insight into Marxism.
Good for someone in early twenties as book can make a youngster romanticize the whole contemporary socio-economic situation.
Youngs better follow this book with a more academic approach to Marxism, otherwise,you will add one more to the pool of "I know Marxism, I read someone who read Marx".
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Bertell Ollman is a professor of politics at New York University. He teaches both dialectical methodology and socialist theory. He is the author of several academic works relating to Marxist theory.
Ollman is also the creator of Class Struggle, a board game based around his Marxist beliefs, and from 1978-1983 was president of Class Struggle, Inc., the company that initially produced and marketed th
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