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Today I'm going to explain one of my absolute favorite Brazilian internet culture phenomena: ENEM DAY

What is ENEM? What does #ShowDosAtrasados (hashtag Late People Show) mean? Why is everyone trying to enter a metal gate before it closes?!
ENEM is an acronym for "National Exam of High School" it is a two-day, 180 questions long, massive test that aims to measure how much you have absorbed throughout highschool. You also have to write an essay about a current topic (the theme changes every year!)
Unlike in America, in Brazil there is no such thing as portfolio reviews or needing recommendation letters to get into university. There's only ENEM and what we call "isolated entrance exams" - when a university opts to use their own evaluation system to accept new students
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