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    Methods class

    Hello,

    Does anyone know what kind of class "the Methods class" is in high school (in America)?

    Is it something to do with computer or mathematics?

    Thank you for your help.

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    Re: Methods class

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    Hello,

    Does anyone know what kind of class "the Methods class" is in high school (in America)?

    Is it something to do with computer or mathematics?

    Thank you for your help.
    Is that all? Nothing more, such as Methods of_____? Context is essential.

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    Re: Methods class

    Quote Originally Posted by riquecohen View Post
    Is that all? Nothing more, such as Methods of_____? Context is essential.
    No. It doesn't have more context.
    But in other paragraph, there is a sentence might be related.

    "Jack and Mark were in my Methods class......The next day when we picked lab partners in Methods, they ditched me fast"

    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Methods class

    Quote Originally Posted by IQU3838 View Post
    No. It doesn't have more context.
    But in other paragraph, there is a sentence might be related.

    "Jack and Mark were in my Methods class......The next day when we picked lab partners in Methods, they ditched me fast"

    Thanks in advance for your help.
    Why do so many people say "There is no more contect" and then give more context?
    In any case, it sounds like "Methods" means something like what we'd call "Practical". And if this is a science class (which it might be if it comes from the same passage as the physics question - another contextual clue - it probably does mean that.
    That is, science classes are often divided into a theory and practical component. In the Methods, or Practical, class, you do experiments.
    That's my guess.

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    Re: Methods class

    It also may be the case that the full name of the subject contains the word "methods".

    For instance: "Mathematical Methods in Physiscs", "Mathematical Methods in Theoretical Physics" or "Mathematical Methods in Engineering" - although these examples would not work for 'high school' but rather for at least 'college' level.
    Since 'lab partners' was mentioned, the full name could read as something like
    "Chemical Analysis Methods" or similar.

    Subjects with long full names are very common referred by short abbreviations by students when context turns it all clear.

    But this is just another guess, I believe Raymott's is more likely to be the correct answer here.

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