Monday, April 11, 2011

Stress Case and School: A Love-Hate Relationship

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.

I love
  • the way I feel when I ace a test.
  • reading – especially when I find the material interesting.
  • highlighters.
  • 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.

I hate
  • 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.


Julie {love, julie} said...

I feel ya about school. your list really hits home.

Thanks for stopping by :)

Casey said...

@Julie {love, julie}
Thanks, Julie! It's nice to have someone who can relate! Most of my friends are done with school for good, so I'm one of the only ones still trekkin'!

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