Small Classes

Yeah… So… I haven’t written that much lately. Sort of been busy… You know… Anyway, here’s something I wrote for one of my classes, so I posted it so you at least have something to read…
“Teachers won’t care about you anymore. You’re gong to have to become independent.” This is what my fifth grade teacher told my class about how middle school was going to be like. “Independent,” I thought… Sounds nice! Well, I got to middle school and it seemed like nothing had changed. Teachers would come after me for missed assignments and they talked to me when they thought something was wrong.
Then my eighth grade English teacher told me a similar tale. She said that in high school we would have to become a lot more independent. Once again, this sounded good. When I got to high school, however, once again nothing had changed.
Many times during my junior and senior year of high school I was told about how different college would be from anything we had seen before. When I step into my classes here at Utica College I don’t notice any difference. Yes, some of the professors are better educated and some have higher degrees than my high school teachers, although two of them had doctorial degrees as well. But the classes are often made up of less than twenty students. Not that this is necessarily a bad thing, but do you really need to have seventeen students in an English 101 class?
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with having two hundred students in a building block class such as English 101. That’s because it is just a class to gain a few fundamentals, and most students are in it because they have to be. Why waste money on classes that have these kinds of students in the majority?

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