'Just the Answers' opens to rave reviews

Like most hagwons, Just the Answers claims to cater to anyone willing to pay its fees / tuition, with one major difference - Just the Answers gives you, well, just the answers. According to Dr. WHO Shin Kan, founder of the hagwon: "People don't necessarily need to know why they're the answers. They simply need to know what the correct answers are so they can get them right for an English-language test."

His business model certainly seems sound. Instead of charging for petty things such as textbooks, he allows students to consult with tutors - and pay - on a question-by-question basis. That way, Dr. Who says, "the students are only paying for the answers they seek - nothing more, nothing less."

Whether this business model can be adapted to other hagwons dedicated at teaching kids, Dr. Who was kind enough to mention that "some people need to know how to study and prepare for tests", though his students seemed to be doing quite well without the need for actual studying. In a recent press release, Dr. Who claimed Just the Answers raised TOEFL scores by 200 points and increased one's chances at getting into an Ivy League University by 50%. Whether these numbers bear any resemblance to real life seems irrelevant - since a Korean is saying it, it must be true.

Dr. Who continued on about how his school worked: "I provide a companion for each student to get the answers from." This companion, intended to be a one-on-one teacher, assists the student in getting the answers right, whether by sheer luck or by pure guessing - the point is entirely about getting the answers right, not necessarily knowing why they're correct.

That the school is successful seems to be ample evidence that the idea is a success. "After all," Dr. Who was quoted as saying, "who wants to waste time on learning when all you really need are the answers?"

This article is completely and utterly satirical. Any mentions to products, names, or other entities is entirely coincidental. Don't drink and drive, and don't ever take these articles too seriously.

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