The Useful Stuff We Learn in High School
Through out high school I have taken many, many, many courses. Math for four years, getting more boring as the level of difficulty increased. Then there's social studies as we learn who did what and which year they did it. Don't get me wrong, it is good to learn about our past and where we came from, but that stuff just isn't that applicable in my every day life. There's religion too, but every year the topic of Catholicism seems to be evaded. The sciences are cool and frustrating and yet again not applicable in every day life. So what can I use when I walk out of the classroom? This class is one I took last year, AP Psychology. And there was the bonus that I enjoyed learning about it inside the classroom as well! I learned so much about how humans work and interact between each other as we live and grow. I was able to apply everything we learned to my life now or memories from the past. In fact, I enjoyed the class so much that I took a similar class this year, also taught by Mrs. Rowland, Human Relations. This class is amazing! As problems come up in my life, I learn exactly how to deal with them in a healthy manner. For example, last week I got a flat tire while driving my dad's precious car. This also happened happened to be the week we learned about apologies in Human Relations. I was able to confront my dad and apologize in a way that was most sincere and caused the least amount of anger from both parties. Overall, Human Relations and Psychology have been the most captivating and applicable classes I have taken through out my high school career.