Chinese High Schoolers use IV Drips to help Study for College

Some Chinese high school students are using IV drips to help study for college entrance exams. CNN’s Isha Sesay reports.

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40 thoughts on “Chinese High Schoolers use IV Drips to help Study for College

  1. Read Article 13.2 of UDHR

    You would be better off to leave your country & to start a family in the 3rd world.

    Learn carpentry before you go.

    Give your kids a better life.

    Look into the Jehovah's Witnesses. They might be able to help you.

  2. so those who see this as wrong are saying that this is fucked b/c dedicated students are putting a drug in them to ensure they study at their peak.  so instead, they should be smoking pot or experimenting with IV heroin or getting waste? Between the two I'd go with the first.  And US wonders why the rest of the world is getting farther & farther ahead while we constantly find ways to set the bar lower to accommodate for over-breeding scum that promote idiocracy de-volution in US society.

  3. Statistics say otherwise. Look at the number of international students who excel at US colleges. Every single one of them graduate on time, and many help drive research here in the US. Now that I think of it, it's pretty funny how American research is led by non-americans. History (ex. Thomas Edison) shows that's always been the case though so I'm not sure why I am surprised. Anyways, at the very least, their studying is helping them build intuition. Would you rather they watch American TV?

  4. One day, we may live in a world where information that is equivalent to a 4-year University program will be uploaded to the brain in 5 minutes.

    When that time comes, people will think what fools their ancestors were for wasting SO MUCH TIME & EFFORT on this old concept known as "Education"

  5. 'Getting up early and going to bed late? How dare you go to bed! You must have forgotten the rules; study for 18 hours a day then work for 12, then you can have your IV, and then you must study for a further 48 hours a day.'

  6. being there. I think it's fair to say that I don't miss that shit… problem with American education, no student has to go through that to appreciate education or life in general. Problem with Asian education, too much of this shit, you don't have time to do anything innovative.

  7. First of all, it's your right to comment. But what you said is just based on prejudice and misunderstanding. You will never ever know the truth till you learn to know. Otherwise, you will be a person with narrow vision.

  8. The thing is that these people forego their entire lives just so they can be corporate slaves later on in life. While education is important, It's overall purpose is to further you in your pursuit towards happiness.

  9. Hey Brooke! I feel like cheerleading is a big grey area when it comes to applying to colleges, as a cheerleader I sometimes feel the need to prove myself more to colleges due to the stigma behind it. what is your opinion? i made varsity my sophomore year (freshmen can't be on varsity), i was co-captain my junior year, and captain for my final year. i'm also a part time babysitter, and a swim instructor for little kids (i teach classes every monday and wednesday after school) which of these stands out to you? also, do you think cheerleaders are generalized by colleges?

  10. Hello I'm really wondering how I can make this experience into something colleges would be interested in since it's kinda boring.. I was an ambassador for a student visiting from China. She went to all 6 classes of mine, including nutrition break and lunch. I learned a lot about her culture, and how China is very different from the culture here in America. I was one out of 12 students, (my school has over 1500 students) who were meticulously picked to be a sort of "guide" for my Chinese student. I don't know how to describe my experience in a way that colleges would be interested in it. Thank you so much in advance.

  11. I've done over 300+ hours of volunteer work, do you think that stands out or is different from any other person that does volunteer work?

  12. What about USC? I'm a sophomore and I want to know what I need to do in-order to get into USC.
    PS- I want to get into KECK (medical). Do I have to show in my application that I want to be chosen for that department during my premier 4 years before pre-med?

  13. Hi Brooke! Where I live I don't have the opportunities US students have like competing on the national level, my school does not have clubs either.. if my grades are perfect (for the requirements of the university) I want to know if my activities are good enough, I am passionate about art, I paint and draw a lot (I could make a portfolio), I play piano, I've been the lead character in many school plays, and the only leadership position I have is that I am in charge of monitoring the grades of the people in my class and providing help or assigning mentors to them and tracking if they get better. I haven't made an app (although I can program) or published a book or anything like that. Do I have a chance at top schools if I make my essay really good??

  14. Hey Brooke, what about the arts or supplemental portfolio?
    It's something I'm worry about because I have been practicing piano, guitar and flute at my own so I'm not sure if I should add an Art portfolio to my app or if it would hurt if I'm not that virtuoso…
    You should do a video for internationals by the way.
    You're awesome :') you're making my life so much easier thanks

  15. well crap what if your a chinese male living in the silicon valley with great grades does tennis does good in STEM subjects wants to go into STEM plays piano and is the same as the asian next door?

  16. Question: Is there anything that is actually better about the tops schools besides their prestigious reputations? What is better about these schools (I genuinely want to know)?

  17. All of this went flying out the window for me when I saw that kid get accepted to Stanford for writing 'black lives matter" 100x on his essay.

  18. Why even bother with college? I might just be a naive kid but I'm thinking it's not worth the debt and stress. Most people I talk to irl tell me what I want to do (learning a trade) is a bad idea. They tell me I need to go to college to be successful. Is this true?

  19. My dream is to get into the big ivy league school, Dartmouth College. Since January of this year, I've been volunteering at the college's hospital Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center once a week for 6 hours. I want to become a doctor so volunteering there is important to me, and I really love the environment. Since April of this year, I have been volunteering at Dartmouth College's greenhouse in the life sciences building once a week for 6 hours. I consider and hope that these two volunteer situations will help my application. I adore the environment that Dartmouth gives, and I really hope this shows how much I would DREAM of getting into their school. If I do get accepted into Dartmouth College when I apply in the fall of this upcoming year, I plan on continuing to volunteer till I am done with my undergraduate, and heck, even my medical school years. If I do not get into Dartmouth, I plan on volunteering for the hospital, and greenhouse until July 2018. I really hope this shows the passion, and commitment I already have for this school. I LOVE DARTMOUTH, and I really want to get in! :-(

  20. Question: would an activity that one spends a lot of time on (an hour or two every day) that they aren't necessarily the best at make them stand out?

    The reason I ask is because I am a figure skater and I skate almost every day and compete at the national level, but I am certainly nowhere near the best.

  21. Everyone has their own point of views, and she is sharing her own experiences and perspectives, it might not apply to every single person. :) Thank you for these awesome videos!

  22. I have been going to a special school part-time (along with my main school part time) where I specialize in learning Health Science and in Senior year (this fall) I will be taking a class to become a Certified Medical Assistant. I love science and I want to become a dentist. I am also involved in HOSA which is a health science club that we study a certain subject and compete (regional,state, and national depending on if we pass that competition). I also play the viola in orchestra and am an officer for NJROTC for 4 years(9-12) as well as involved in KEY CLUB (9-12, also served as club editor and Secretary for a year and a semester). I am in the NHS and NTHS organizations. I speak English, Arabic, and Persian/Farsi. I have a 94/100 GPA and top 15% in my class so far. I will hopefully be graduating with 7 AP classes (that's all that my schedule allowed and the only classes I was interested in:BIO AP, World History, U.S. History, Govt. AP, Macroeconomics AP, English III AP, English IV AP). I am a first generation to go to college and I also come from a low economic status family. Please guide me on how to do this because, although I've lived here for almost half my life, I come from another country so none of my family members can help me so I've had to find out about APs, clubs, etc. on my own. PLEASE HELP ME. I want to go to Rice University(honestly I just want to attend a good college that has a great pre-dental program, business minor, and biology major).

  23. Hi Brooke I'm getting recruited by some top 10 schools for tennis. How much other extra curricular activities will I need. I have a 4.83 and 31 on ACT (working on bringing that up).

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