I have always been a little weird about school – like since Kindergarten. I really like it – I like learning, and I like homework, and I love school supplies (it’s the little things). But I tend to really enjoy myself for a bit, then get a bit complacent, and then spend the last few weeks of the year or semester making up for my complacency.
Now that I’ve been in school without a break (other than summers) for almost 18 years, I have developed a real love-hate relationship with it.
- the way I feel when I ace a test.
- reading – especially when I find the material interesting.
- feeling like I am actually learning.
- homework, especially when done in pencil.
- re-typing my notes, until everything is review and nothing I’m learning is new.
- professors who make classes more difficult than they need to be.
- the way I feel when I do poorly on a test.
- assignments that feel more like busy work than valuable learning experiences.
- concepts that no matter how hard I try, I just cannot grasp.
- professors who take attendance (if I can pass the class without coming, why fault me?)
- people who talk non-stop in class (just GO HOME).
So, school – I think we’ve got a few more years together in our future, lets try and work this thing out.