Exam skills won’t help you survive ‘Squid Game’

South Koreans: While boasting that she is street-smart and capable, the self-proclaimed silver-tongued Mi-nyeo says, “I’m totally smart. I just never studied.”The line stems from the widespread belief — not just here but in many other parts of the world — that being brainy and doing well on school exams are not necessarily the same.But in a country where 12 years of schooling can be summed up in a score on one crucial, potentially life-determining test, it resonates deeply with many.
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