Why Do We Hate Education?

As I stated in my post earlier this month, Americans often take advantage of having an education since it’s always been there, no one has ever prevented them from dong it. Now, I wanted to take a moment to talk about why so many students dread school and the education system in general.

There’s a lot of reasons why so many students all around America despise education. Partly because students feel as if teachers just don’t care about their education, they just want to get paid. I think this certainly isn’t true about every teacher. Some teachers deeply care for their students and want them to continue receiving a quality education. Sometimes, it just happens to be that the student believes the lie that school doesn’t matter. Being a well-educated person is extremely important and will allow much more job opportunities as well as other advantages.

Many students do care about receiving an education, it’s the school system that bothers them. This then causes students to just shut down and believe that what they learn isn’t all that important. This isn’t true, as I already talked about, kids in other parts of the world risk their life just to go to school everyday. While the American school system has it’s obvious flaws, at least we have schools that we can safely attend.

It’s a big deal to appreciate the school system that we have. I think that just because you have bad experiences with the school you attend, doesn’t mean you should care less about learning. If anything, you should care more about diving deeper and discovering things that you don’t know due to whatever reason it may be. I’m not sure if schools will ever fix the problem of having some teachers that could care less about anything other than a paycheck. Unfortunately, it’s just something that students have to learn to adjust to. There’s a lot of learning left to do and we shouldn’t forget that.

Advice If The Semester Isn’t Going Well

If you’re off to a rocky start this semester, you’re not alone. My college classes are a lot harder this semester as a whole. I think that the best approach if you’re already having issues, is to address the problem and then find ways to solve them. Here are some tips that have worked for me and other students in the past. Hopefully, you’ll find them helpful as well.

1. Make sure you’re organized

This is actually really funny coming from me since I’m ridiculously disorganized most of the time. I think I’m including it since I’m speaking from experience. I’ve found that being organized keeps you on your toes and you know what to expect. What I mean by organized is just having a system that works for you when it comes to what you keep your papers in. Do you put them in one binder or do you have notebooks and binders for every class? Buy more notebooks and folders if you need to, whatever you do, just make sure you have a way of knowing where everything is so you don’t lose important papers.

2. Have a system

Choose a system that works for you in terms of both scheduling out study time and the act of studying itself.

3. Take detailed notes

Taking detailed notes that you understand yourself when you look back on them is one important key to passing classes and tests. A lot of your notes will be a useful study guide. So making sure that you have solid information in those notes is necessary.

4. Make a study schedule

Make sure this schedule you make is realistic. Don’t set time aside on your calendar if you know you’re just going to ignore it in the end.

5. Study for tests in advance

Don’t wait until last minute to start studying. Professors usually give you at least a week or two in advance. Even if they don’t set a direct date, you can begin studying what notes you have and make note cards then add to them gradually.