Frustrations of an Honor Student

Philippines
November 7, 2007 3:57am CST
Hi there! It's my first time to make a discussion here but I'll try my best to make this part as interesting as you want especially to students there. Humbly speaking, I've been a consistent honor student in school since I was 5 years old until now that I'm in my last year in high school. Each year, I spend most of my time in school and I honestly am tired of being bugged by requirements and projects and what makes it so much annoying is that, teachers would really force you to do it despite the reality that we are not robots and we have a lot of things to do in other subjects... I'm not angry with my teachers but I just hate the way they don't mind on other matters we need to attend to... The sad thing also is that, teachers would justify that we are honor students in an honor's class thus we are capable of handling things.... Do you think it's justifiable?
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7 responses
@Ciniful (1589)
• Canada
7 Nov 07
I do think the requirements that students have to meet can be outrageous, but I also understand the need for them. All the hurdles you have to jump are meant to prepare you for the real world, and will seem like ant hills compared to what's in store for you when you get out there. I did want to mention one other thing, not critically, but as a general observation. You claim to be an honors student in your last year of high school, but I have to wonder how that's possible when your grammar is used consistently out of context and your general writing skills are amateurish, at best, and more reminiscint of a grade 7 student. I wonder if you're not stretching the truth for the sake of interesting conversation, in which case, it's better just to be honest.
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@psyche49f (2512)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
Aw, come on...give the girl the benefit of the doubt. It is possible to be an honor student without necessarily mastering the English language, right? the truth is, nothing is perfect in this world, and we just have to accept that fact...
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• Philippines
8 Nov 07
yup i just hope you give the girl a chance.. she's just new on mylot.... and besides human fingers tend to move a little slower than our brain cells as we think and write what we think.... i don't think there's a way of knowing real honesty online... you simply sense sincerity of a good heart .... perhaps only to someone who has one :-)
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@secretbear (19466)
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
that's normal. teachers are like that. the important thing is not to make a big deal out of it. you just do your job, have fun while doing it and don't think of the expectations. what matters is if you are enjoying what your doing. and if you get tired, have some rest. it't not a sin to get some rest. ^__^ if you know that you are responsible and you are doing what is tasked to you, then you'll be fine even with your teachers bugging you all the time. let them do their work and you do your own. ^__^ don't think too much of the expectations because it will drive you crazy! ^__^;;
• Philippines
10 Nov 07
Thanks :)
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@psyche49f (2512)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
Teachers should be understanding... - students often complain that sometimes their teachers make unreasonable demands from them...I guess it takes two to tango and both parties should be willing to listen and to understand. Communication is the key...
Your discussion is an interesting one...it reminds me of a biblical quotation, "..if much is given, much will be expected" or something like that. I guess since you are in the honors class, it's just but normal for teachers to expect much from you. However, if you think that the requirements have become too demanding of your time and the deadlines too unrealistic, I guess your best option is to try to have a dialogue with your teachers...hopefully, they are open to your suggestions...of course, I'm sure there will be a happy compromise...the bottomline is: express your needs...then also listen to what your teachers have to say...whether the requirements are justifiable or not is not the issue: the issue is whether both parties, including you students and teachers are willing to meet halfway so that you will be in a win-win situation. By the way, I am a teacher in college, too and I'm willing to listen to my students' concerns. Hope your teachers do too.
• Philippines
9 Nov 07
Hi there! Thank God for the advices you have given me and I wanted to thank you for sharing your thoughts with me though I'm not that so good at posting good discussions. Yes you're really right. I should really have a dialogue with my teachers. Honestly, I'm just too shy to approach that's why.
@ebtenorio (766)
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
Teachers would only want to let out the best in you and would want to see from you if you could be able to handle such pressures given in a duration of time or so. The point there is: Time Management. If we are not capable of managing our time, then how will we be managing our time if the worse things happen to arrive in a time most "unexpectable?" How will we be dividing our time in order to cater other matters that we are trying to refer to? If we think we have been pushed beyond our limits, then does that mean we have to be on a alt just because we are on our limits? Do we know the meaning of "Synergy?" Yes, we are not robots. But we are more than robots! Robots do what they are programmed to do. We do things according to our logic on how to do these tasks and not by mere "programming" of our minds. Honor students or not, we should be training ourselves in dividing rightfully our time in any field or aspect of life we are into. Training anyway is a tiresome activity. And having gone to school is not just a mere training for a particular subject. Having gone to school is applying what we have learned from the Alma Mater, and how we are going to put into actions the things we learn from it. Time management. That's the whole thought of my point. Take care.
• Philippines
7 Nov 07
huwow...thanks for the advise...maybe I was really just too crazy to think of such
@Taskr36 (13925)
• United States
8 Nov 07
I really don't understand alot of the things that teachers put their students through. All I can tell you is that it will never get any better. When you go to college they'll require even more pointless work. The only difference then is that your are paying them to give you work to do. I'm working on my Masters degree now. I pay thousands of dollars for teachers to assign me massive projects that excersize skills I'll never need and do work that will never be done in my line of work when I am done with my degree. You just have to take your lumps and pray for the end where you won't have to suffer any more school. If all goes as planned, my suffering will end in May and I'll never have to go to school ever again.
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
Hello there! I understand you're concern. That as a student and an ordinary person, you are still seeking for your own identity and a balance life,not to mention fun and excitement in life. But don't take those orders from your teachers negatively. You may not see the impact of what you are doing at present. But in due time, you will see that you are being rewarded for your patience and strong will to accomplish things. Just don't foregt to always pray for Divine Intervetion because in His hands lay the best things for you. I am saying this not just to comfort you but to tell you that there is always rainbow after the rain. I know because I was also a consistent honor student but now I am working. And I think I am being compensated very well.
• India
7 Nov 07
first of all let me tell you this was the same question even i asked myself during my school days ofcourse you are given a lot of burden for your age but once you overcome that burden then you will have good times ahead because this is the period that really tests your calibre to handle pressure i think this is a must