“For next week please read chapters 1-11.” That is what my professor told me on the very first night of my first eight-week class at Maryville.
“Eleven chapters,” I thought. “How is this possible? Does my professor not know that I am taking 15 other hours? Does my professor not know that I have a life? Oh well, I guess I don’t anymore.”
For those of you who have experienced the short but longest 8 weeks of your life know that 11 chapters is not unusual. A matter of fact in most 8-week classes, it is somewhat common. I remember one week I had read at least 2,000 pages in 5 days.
Not only is the course load heavy, it is almost impossible to keep your attention span for a three-hour classes. After the first hour and a half, it always seems no matter how interesting the class is, the professor is speaking a different language because I cannot process the information. It is too much material in too little of a time. A matter of fact, if it were up to me I think 8 week classes should be banned period.
My first semester at Maryville I ended up in three 8 week classes. In my first semester at Maryville I think if stress could of killed me, it would have. So here, I am giving you 8 reasons why you should NEVER take 8-week classes.
#8 Who really wants to read 11 chapters in a week?
#7 Who actually reads 11 chapters in 1 week and remembers the information?
#6 Because you have a life…
#5 Because if you wanted your teacher to speak a foreign language, you would have taken French.
#4 Because Starbucks is expensive and you don’t have $3.75 to spend on a caramel macchiato twice a day.
#3 You actually need time to do your other homework, too.
#2 Without sleep, no one wants to be around you
#1 And finally, because three hours a night is way too long to learn one subject.