The Bitch, Bitch, Bitch

Don’t Wanna Be in College?
April 27, 2010, 7:06 pm
Filed under: General Bitching

Tuesdays and Thursdays I’m in a Sociology 101 lecture. If you’ve ever taken Sociology, you’ll know it’s not the most demanding course – while the material may be thought-provoking, classes are frequently taught in an open-minded, discussion-friendly atmosphere. There’s little bookwork, no complex problems to be turned in, and nothing that isn’t open to interpretation.

This could not possibly be more true for my Sociology course.

My professor is an amazing, intellectual woman who is highly motivated and enthusiastic about the course material. She attends conferences related to the subject, keeps up with current events, incorporates music and documentaries into the classes, is extremely forgving and flexible with her course requirements, and is constantly open to suggestion on how to make the course better. She views the world’s knowledge as an All-You-Can-Eat buffet, and encourages the same in her students. Oh, and she willingly teaches at a community college.

I can confidently say that she is pretty much the perfect professor.

Given all this, the students in my sociology class should be engaged, interested, and ready to participate. Right?

In just about every class I’ve taken, most of the students are hemming and hawing about alllll the wooooork they have to do,  how haaarrrdd everything is, and oh my goddd, when do we leaaave?

I get it. I completely understand – school sucks! You hate learning and you don’t give a shit about your classes. Thankfully, I have a simple and cost-effective solution that will please everyone:


It’s just that easy! Leave! Because unlike when you were in public school, you’re an adult now, and you have choices. If you can’t handle what is quite possibly the easiest and most interestingly presented class on campus, you might not belong in college. If you don’t have a passion for what you’re pursuing, why bother pursuing it? If you’re only in college to “get good grades and get a job,” why not take up, I don’t know, plumbing? You’ll make a hell of a lot more money a hell of a lot quicker, and judging by the people you have these obnoxious whiny conversations with, you’re already accustomed to being surrounded by shit.

Don’t get me wrong – I understand that even the most motivated learner might find themselves in a class or even several that are entirely uninteresting to them. Sometimes, you just flat-out don’t want to do it. That’s fine! Chances are, however, that if you’re one of these people, you’re more likely going to chalk it up to your own disinterest, possibly even consider a change in your career and educational path, and quietly handle it on your own time instead of loudly sighing and complaining from the back of the classroom.

You will probably also not complain about how professors expect you to actually, y’know, pay attention and do what painfully little is expected of you in the classroom, like not talking.Are you fucking serious, people? You’re paying HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS to be here.

It’s like buying a ticket to a movie and then complaining about how all the seats in the theater face the screen.


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Preach it, sister.
College and classes with enthused teachers (and sometimes rather prestigious individuals) is a privilege that should not be squandered on the uncaring.
Y’aughta know better.

Comment by Alannah

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