Midterms


Why? What is the point of torturing students even more? We live in a world of adult complexity, heightened prices on valuable products like Doritos and fresh-squeezed juices, and worst of all, constant testing to reveal our adeptness in subjects that will have no future use to any of us unless someone decides to study digestive enzymes as a profession, an occurrence with little possibility. To make things even worse, a certain kind of test, known by some as midterms or finals, count twice as much as all other exams, putting extra emphasis on one’s inevitable and imminent failure. No amount of studying can prepare one for the terror that grips one’s heart when the teacher hands out a test that looks alien. Trust me, I’ve tried it all, study sheets, study sessions with friends, (more like sushi ordering and Playstation) meetings with teachers. None of it will help when you see a random passage from Genesis and must identify the speaker. Or when you have to determine why the phospholipid bilayer that makes up a cell membrane only allows nonpolar substances to pass through. I still don’t know the answer to that one. The point is, these questions do not benefit our knowledge and understanding of a topic, they inspire us to hate the subject we are learning even more. I, for one, think that one’s greatest work is done in a setting of deep relaxation, perhaps even intermingled with pleasure, like a Swedish massage on a beach in St. Johns and the like. While some may not have access to such luxuries, an afternoon of watching Arrested Development can do just the same. I guess the overall moral of this unfocused and unorganized blog post is that Midterms are stupid and should be abolished. As a side note, I recommend that the instruction of Swedish Massage techniques should be mandatory.

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About julian822

This blog is informal to say the least. It's almost like an online journal, filled with stories that I find funny, interesting things/links and anything else that comes to my mind. Enjoy.
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