posted on Jul, 28 2011 @ 04:27 PM
I graduated High School and will be starting college in the fall. I struggled in high school because I found the repetitive work boring. Now, I'm
able to grasp concepts rather easily but lose interest and perform poorly when I have to do a ton of worksheets to "reinforce" the concept. Or like
in math, where you have to show your work. I can do a ton of work in my head and I hate working backwards to show the teacher i know what i'm doing.
Another thing i struggle with is when teacher's give you organizers to fill in when reading a material. I don't need those and can remember things
quite fine without them. When i get those organizers, I find I just look for what i need to fill them in, get that done, then actually read the
There was a teacher I had in 4th grade. She was pretty old, and pretty old fashioned. But she was probably the best teacher I ever had. She was much
more about actually teaching and learning the material, than doing worksheets to learn the material, which many younger teachers now do. I have to
say, in her class I learned more than any other year in my K-12 life.
I've heard that in college, classes are more about learning the material and less about repetitive work, which could benefit me. What worries me is
that the community college i'm starting at, supposedly the professors "care" about their students. This worries me because oftentimes that has
meant that they provide things like graphic organizers and more homework to "help" students learn. I just wish I could learn the way that's best
for me and not have a professor's way forced down my throat. I'm just curious, for those of you who have gone to college, did you perform any better
in college than in high school?