[quote]Professor X wrote:
It may seem like other people instantly get chemistry and math, but I assure you this is not the case. I’ve found part of learning that sorta stuff is struggling through it first, then getting help if you don’t figure it out. There is no shame in meeting with your teacher, that is what they are there for. Most teachers like if you show effort and a desire to understand the material.
I read ahead of the teacher. Class was a review of what I had already been over. I think some people underestimate the effort it takes to do well. Even though, looking back, I sometimes wish I had enjoyed myself more in college, the truth is, I worked and studied harder than most people. While my roommates were playing video games and skipping classes, I was often studying in the music building or the science building. I remember spending the week before classes started my freshman year reading the first chapter of all of my textbooks because I was that afraid of fucking up…because the only thing I truly fear is complete failure.
It all comes down to how badly you want to do well and thinking these classes are a waste of time is NOT a good way to approach that mentally. I am also interested in how the OP is so convinced that he knows more than his professor. While we have all had ridiculous professors, the key to doing well is simply playing the game while in the class. Who the fuck cares if the teacher contradicts the textbook? If contradicting the textbook along with him helps you get a fucking “A” in the class, then get to contradicting.
Why go out the Sunday before an exam when you know you aren’t ready for the test?
Why wait until the night before to cram everything in at once?
Why ignore what people who are actually doing well in those classes are doing?
Why not get a tutor?
In all honesty, those grades are going to follow you for the rest of your life unless you go to higher level of education (grad school) after college. It is worth putting the time in even if that means missing some things.
English class isn’t useless. You can look at this site and see that many people actually needed to be paying attention more in some of those.
If takes being a nerd to do well, be a fucking nerd. They’ll be the ones running the companies 10 years down the road anyway.[/quote]
Bro take it from Prof X, that’s probably some of the best advice you’re gonna get for school.
Westdale warrior eh? Do you go to McMaster?