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Charlotte Amalie
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Students Need to Take Responsibility for Education

Dear Source:
Regarding this statement:

Education: "Perhaps the most consistent complaint is that class work was boring, not made interesting, by relating it to life, to work or to out of the classroom experiences, and that it should be more interactive. They dont like being talked at all of the time. They felt this is why young men were dropping out, and if that changed, more would be retained."
Response: Not everything will be made interesting all of the time. Sometimes, depending on the subject matter, it is boring take it from a business major who can probably count on one hand how many interesting business texts I have ever had to read. You, the individual, has to be the one to make it interesting by comparing things to your own experience. If students just sit there and expect everything to be done by the teacher/professor, they will totally loose out on the entire academic experience. Yes, teachers are responsible for making things interesting, but it is still up to the students. For example, if a teacher walks in with his/her lesson plan already created (all interesting stuff) but expected the students to have read two chapters in preparation but they didnt, how interesting would that be. In my opinion, students are not given enough accountability for their actions; they always want to blame someone else. Then they end up going through life blaming someone else.
Antoinette C. Baptiste
St. Thomas

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