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These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Friday, September 04, 2009

Favorite and Hardest Class

Thursday’s Blog Prompt: What was your favorite class?

I really didn’t have a favorite class because I loved them all. I just loved learning and so classes were fun for me and I always looked forward to Mondays or return from holidays. Even as an adult, I have loved taking classes and learning new stuff. My easiest class in high school was French. I don’t know why it was so easy for me but I never really had to study much and memorizing the words and rules just came naturally to me. Unfortunately even though I continued after 3 years of high school French with 3 years of it in college, I never had a use for it and lost most of what I know.

Friday’s Blog Prompt: Which class do you think was the hardest?

The hardest class I ever took was Advanced Placement Calculus. I made an A in the class but I never really understood what I was doing. For some reason, I didn’t understand the purpose of why I needed to know this information or why I was in this class (other than the fact that they had no other class to put me in). It never made any sense to me and I never used any of the things I learned so I felt it was pretty useless and a waste of my time in the long run. Of course I loved learning new things and the formulas were easy for me to learn so I guess that is why I kept coming up with the correct answers. The course was a complete mystery to me and no one could understand why I kept telling them I didn’t understand yet still made an A in the class. In fact, my teacher thought I was cheating because of the discrepancy between my attitude and my grade so he kept me after school to give me a quiz (under the guise of “tutoring”) and saw for himself that I was not cheating. I scored high enough on the AP exam to get college credit so I guess in that respect it was useful and saved me money but it was the hardest course I ever took.

Original image: 'back to school bokeh' http://www.flickr.com/photos/25942127@N04/2761952426

3 comments:

Tink said...

I think Latin was one of my favorite classes. It's a shame they don't offer it anymore.

Tammy said...

No I was not into Calculus at all, but I liked Algebra a lot. My son took Calc and Trig for blow off classes in High School. Yuk!!

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