What subject did you dislike most when you were still studying

Philippines
April 24, 2011 7:37am CST
For me, it's gotta be Math. It's actually one of the many reasons why I chose biology. I dunno, I can solve math problems correctly but when the exams come, I really don't know what happens. Ever since I entered high school I started hating math. This was because even though I studied very hard for an exam, I would still have barely passing scores. As a matter of fact, the highest that I got in high school was 1.75 in calculus. College was no better and actually it WAS WORSE. I had already developed a fear of the subject because of high school. I wasn't always bad with Math. As a matter of fact, I was even one of the best at Math in my elementary days. Then again, elementary and secondary mathematics are really very different things. I learned that the hard way. Haha. Anyway, I'm glad Math days are over. Hopefully in medicine I won't be having math subjects anymore. Please! Fingers crossed! How about you? What was your least favorite subject while you were studying? Keep me posted.
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• United States
24 Apr 11
History and math I hated like poison. could not get it to save my life. I am so glad I am out of school and don't have to worry about this mess. I don't even use that math in my everyday life I had to stress knowing.
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@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
25 Apr 11
i feel the same as you but I was actually was pretty good at history since it was just memorizing stuff and repeating it on paper.Math was rotten for me.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
Haha. It's good that you no longer need math in your everyday. Well, maybe you do but just the simple stuff. I think there's be little application of the higher mathematics for our everyday life. At least for us.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
Haha. It's good that you no longer need math in your everyday. Well, maybe you do but just the simple stuff. I think there's be little application of the higher mathematics for our everyday life. At least for us.
@Srbinja (12)
24 Apr 11
I never liked Math and P.E. My math teacher was very scary and i was kindda afraid of math, but i was very good at it. And my 2nd subject was P.E. cause i never was a sport type
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@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
25 Apr 11
Wow i havent heard of p.e being hated. i was ok at p.e but rather clumsy i broke the gym lights with the ball one time.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
Hmmm, actually I've seen people on TV hate P.E as well but as for my classmates and me, we seem to love PE a lot. :)
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 11
When I was at school the subjects that I must disliked were Mathematics and Physical Education. I hated Maths lessons because I found that subject so hard to understand. When I was 14 years old my Maths teacher said "If you are so thick I am not going to explain that to you again". I didn't get on well with Physical Education. I didn't find tennis, rounders, hockey or netball at all interesting or enjoyable. I hated cross countryy running. I was good at my favorite subjects and at college plus university I chose what to study.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Oh, its okay that you got carried away. It's nice that you shared your story. Me, I loved PE especially in college (except on our first year when we had to run a lot). In high school, I especially liked playing table tennis but one of the things our school always focused on were the social dances. It wasn't supposed to be like that but somehow in our school, it was. -_- I liked dancing but I would've probably loved other sports as well. In college, we had two semesters with swimming as our PE and then Philippine games, which for me was the most enjoyable.
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
24 Apr 11
It is fine that you got carried away. I used to throw the tennis ball into the trees and pretend I was looking for the ball. I sorry to hear that you got hit by some balls. I like swimming and I am keen on dancing but we didn't get much chance to do that sort of sport when I was at school.
• Philippines
5 Aug 11
@ohsodianne .. I have no prob with swimming. I guess me being pisces made me love the cool water. And I prefer social dances than sports since I'm either really unlucky or a terrible klutz. But when it comes to Philippine games, I love patintero. Since I'm short and unnoticeable, they rarely get to tag me. lol. @maximax8 ..I should try that pretend to look for the ball. I once got the ball on the roof that I shocked everyone when they saw me climbed up the building. lol. They thought I was insane. The only sport I love is swimming. I also rarely joined sports contest. Is board game a sport? I had that a lot.^_^
@thesids (22358)
• Bhubaneswar, India
24 Apr 11
Hi ohsodianne Can I slightly change your question to subjects... pleeeeeease! I disliked so many of them and selecting one will be tougher than selecting the Miss Universe Maths - I never understood Numbers and even today, I dont know what use that sine-x makes to me Biology - I never can draw a single straight line and even today I dont understand how does knowing about the onion cells or the mitochondria help me Literature - I never understood what sense it makes of something where anyone can make out anything of the same thing - I remember we had two teachers for english at school - One said a different thing and the other another thing about the same poems... (however, today, after 16years of quitting the school, college I found a likeness towards this subject) May I continue? Ok, some other time... but yes, history too was on that list
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Hey thesids Why'd you stop? Never hesitate in commenting to my posts! I assure you, I enjoy the information and memories shared by everyone here. It really brings back memories to me. Anyway, unfortunately, I loved Biology and Literature. The onion cell, helps you understand the basic structures of the cell while the mitochondria, well, it has a very important function in energy production. Haha. Anyway, you won't be able to appreciate the basics of biology unless you take the higher biology subjects. I really enjoyed learning in my course although it gave me a lot of sleepless nights.
• China
25 Apr 11
I would like to say, every subject is interesting and useful if you seeing from different perspective. So just choose your favorite. Maths - when i was in university, i hated it, it is so lifeless, made me sleepy.But when i come to work,i need it,so study again.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
Haha. I guess for you there is no escaping Math. At least you won't be sleepy this time. :)
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
25 Apr 11
*high five's you* ha.math was my worst subject as well personally I think I rather be shot in the arm or hit very hard in the head then take math in high school again.I usually got horrid teachers so besides basic math and equations my math skills need work.
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
Hahaha! *high five back!* sorry for the delay though! haha! Anyway, I think I would rather run for 5 kilometers than take Math. I'm okay with taking the subject, but I'm not okay with the mental pressure it gives me. Just thinking about the exams make my head hurt. :)
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
28 Apr 11
I'm with you there.ugh just the word math exam makes me nervous.I was excellent at english and history..but math was always a c or d on my report card what about u?
@ofabiania (421)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
the subject that i find least interesting is history.. there are just a lot of chapters to read and a lot of names and dates to memorize which i'm having a hard time.. back when i was still a student, most often than not, everytime i open my book on history, i end up sleeping.. LOL
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
Haha. Sleeping is not that good for exams! When I was in high school I had to bear memorizing countless names and dates for the exams, I didn't like it but it was a good thing that I was okay in memorization. Otherwise, I might not have passed history. haha
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
it is just plain boring reading all those facts and memorizing them! LOL
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
I'm doing well in all science subject except biology. Maybe because our teacher loves making us memorize all the terms in taxonomy, anatomy and all diseases as well. It was a nightmare to realize that today is biology day and there's always a pop quiz about lessons that you have to study in advance without any idea what would be the next topic. The book is not followed from chapter to chapter. It was the most insane subject we had and only a lucky few (me included) passed.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Haha! That's cool that you passed. Me, I loved biology. My teacher in second year high school was the first one to made me love it. The books actually made me love the subject. There were just so many things to learn, that's why I didn't mind memorizing and reading 1/4 of the hard bound books in one exam. I loved what I learned. Then again, that's just me. :)
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• Philippines
5 Aug 11
Cool, you got to memorize a big portion of a book! You remind me of an awesome friend who loves the subject and doesn't mind even if it is hard. I guess the books we had were using to many difficult english words so it made my nose bled tons of time. It would be nice if we were classmates, I want to figure out how to find some subjects interesting. Good for you to find subjects you love. I guess I only love one subject and its arts. Love getting my hands dirty with paint and pastel. ^_^
• Indonesia
24 Apr 11
Hi, for me it'll always be physic, math is still okay although sometimes I'm hitting the wall when answering math's questions, lol. Physic was more horrible than math, I've never got a decent score, and in high school was the worst. I have 2 daughters and they still in elementary now, I hope they will succeed in all subjects.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Haha. I used to hate physics when I was in high school too, specifically when I was in Third year. It might have been probably due to the fact that I hated my teacher too. He was really biased so I kind of got a failing mark for one grading period. After that though, I exerted more effort in physics but still didn't get to like it. When I became a fourth year student, our teacher made physics so interesting so I studied the textbook by Gian COli. Eventually, I got decent scores. In college, I became even more afraid to fail because I was in one of the top universities in our country so I expected it to be really hard. As a result, I studied hard and to my surprise, I was one of the people that got high scores. :)
@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
24 Apr 11
oddly i was actually good in physics. even though i hated both the teacher and the subject. i never got an A in that class though. and my mom decided that i should take the national exam for it. i was amazed that i passed. SO VERY ODD!!!
@jolope (988)
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
i didnt like science and history but mostly, it was history. im not really a big fan of memorizing things or dates nor people. i remember failing that subject during my freshmen year in high school. luckily the teacher didnt notice my failing grade so i didnt have to bring a parent along to get my report card. :) yey!! as for science, i started liking it when we were studying chemistry and physics. other than those science subjects, please just lemme do my chores :P hehe
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Haha! It was a good thing that your teacher did not notice your failing grade. Hmm, for me, history is okay to read. I used to like it but now that I think about it, I really don't know how I was able to memorize all the dates and people back then. Now, I wouldn't wanna take any subjects related to history anymore. :)
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@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
24 Apr 11
i also did not like history. i did my best to avoid the subject and took religion in high school instead. i was lucky we had a choice in high school instead of just being given subjects like in primary school.
@chie03 (49)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
It's got to be geography! I really dont like it. I actually have fallen asleep during the lecture and the worst part of it all, my teacher caught me!
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
Unfortunately for me, I have never taken the subject. Or maybe I did in elementary and it was all about what the capital of this and that. There were also discussions regarding the main product of that province. However, it was really limited to the Philippines. :)
• Philippines
25 Apr 11
Anything with "NUMBERS" hahahah!! but whenever I feel like doing it, I like it, it's challenging and fun, still it's not the kind of subject that I am so excited about. and I get bored easily
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
25 Apr 11
anything with numbers make my brain fall asleep
@blacks94 (161)
• Italy
24 Apr 11
Italian, History and Art. Definitely. Can't stand them. I've always preferred scientific subjects, but I don't mind studying Philosophy or foreign languages - I really like English and French. But when it comes to those three subjects, I almost get mad. I try as hard as I can, but to me it's almost impossible to learn that stuff; I just manage to remember what I read until I've finished my exam, then I forget everyting again. On the other hand, I love Math and Physics. I just learn both of them effortlessly, and solving problems comes pretty natural, both at home and at school.
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
Wow, that's pretty lucky for you to learn math and physics effortlessly. About history and art, I loved our humanities subject because our professor was really cool and made arts interesting. As for history,most of my teachers in college were kind of weird so I didn't get to appreciate it that much.
24 Apr 11
Knowledge is power and I believe, the ultimate good. I enjoy all subjects, except for music and art classes. Our teachers had a very disturbing personalities in high school... however I have come around and now i love classical music.
• Philippines
28 Apr 11
There are some teachers that are really eccentric. Even I had some that I really couldn't get. In college I had a history professor that talked about weird and unrelated stuff every time we met for his class.
@Anitismo (229)
• Bahamas
24 Apr 11
i haeted PE. every week our teacher had us running around the campus. i hated running. imagine running with big boobs at the age of 15. EMBARASSING!!! and PAINFUL!!!!!
@Kirinx (1693)
• United States
25 Apr 11
that does sound painful but um sport bra's will help with that
@Paragon (19)
• United States
24 Apr 11
Definitely math. I had the SAME EXACT PROBLEM with exams; I mean, I knew almost everything that we were learning, but everytime the teacher handed out the exam something would come over me and my mind would blank out. My grades were rather poor, with my highest math score being around a 93, but most of the results were 81 or lower.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
Hey! 93 is not so low, and neither is 81! you should know my scores and maybe then you'll find that there are a lot worse scores than yours! haha! I would've been happy to get an 81 back in my college days.
@dreamy1 (3815)
• United States
24 Apr 11
That would be math for me too. I can do basic stuff like add subtract, multiply but when it comes to algebra, geometry and all that it's just too much for me. Luckily I never took calculus that would have really been awful.
• Philippines
26 Apr 11
You're lucky to not have taken Calculus. I actually can't imagine being in other courses that have a lot of Math subjects involved. I might not get a degree if I were enrolled in a course such as theirs.
• United States
24 Apr 11
Tons of people hate math. I loved math, and I was awesome at it. I was a loner in high school and only really talked in math; I remember being the only one raising my hand in algebra after figuring out problems in my head while everyone was still on their calculators. It felt awesome to be the most active one in class while everyone around me sat, shocked. Math was the only class I really popped out of my shell, and people noticed that. I loved history, but I couldn't remember dates and names for the life of me. Science was always awesome and interesting...science and math were two subjects I would take "extra" notes in for my own personal interests. I was good at English (after all, I'd been writing novels since I knew what a pen was), but I hated the class. I didn't care what part of a sentence was called what, and I didn't want to read what they told me to...I had too many books pending to read on my nightstand at home. It took a subject I loved and turned it into boring, useless garbage that only filled up one class of the day but was irritating enough to take the spotlight at times. Other than hating that school turned English from something awesome into something tedious, I hated most "extra" classes. I'm an artist, so I hated art. Like writing novels, you can't create art when you're told to. Art makes itself, and so do written works. Most of the sketchbooks from my school years are filled with sketches I did between assignments. You can always tell what is an assignment and what is true. I hated gym. I was extremely active outside of school (competitive in horseback-riding sports, a tree climber, a runner, etc., but I was terrible at all the cliche sports. Music was always awful for me because I couldn't play an instrument if it would save my life. I guess on a final note, I'd have to say that none of the subjects were particularly hard for me, but there were many that I didn't agree with the school's representation of it. No, school shouldn't be fun, but it should at least teach you something while you're there. Most of the things I know now I taught myself, and that shouldn't be the way it is!
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
What a long response! But I read it all the way! haha.. wow, an amazing person at math, that's cool. I actually have a few friends who are also really good at Math and back then, I envied them. I sort of hoped I had the same talent in math so that my labors of studying did not go to waste.
24 Apr 11
MATH too! and a lil bit of chemistry. but it's gonna be MATH! specifically math 100 or introduction to calculus. it ruined my summer this year. :( but now that i'm taking it again, i'm learning to love it. and yes, i'm starting to love it. i just hope it loves me too. we'll know after the first exam on tuesday.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Good luck my dear lovely friend! no, not sexy. Haha. If you pass the first exam on Tuesday, tell me and I'll call you sexy for one week! Is that a deal?
@gelayagui98 (1337)
• Australia
24 Apr 11
Ohhh...my dislike subject is algebra, aside from I hate numbers the instructor was boring also. He talked very sloooooooooooooow that's why I always sleeeeeeepy in his class.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
I took down notes in my Math classes because it was already enough that I got very low scores in exams. I didn't want to fail so I exerted extra effort.
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
Well you know my answer to that dear :D Its nothing but MATH! That dreadful subject was responsible for my less than normal class schedules for the whole of my college years. All because I failed the first time i took MATH 17. Haha! Thank God its over!
• Philippines
24 Apr 11
CHEERS thelaundrybuddy! But for the record, Math 17 was something that would really make you cry in our college. I remember that after I failed one exam, Elmer, Raniv, Daniel and I went to baywalk to mull over our exam results.