Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Truth About School

Why are we defined by test grades? Why are lecture classes three credits and three hour science labs one credit? I believe that science labs should be taken into greater account since in life our jobs won't be in any way similar to multiple choice questions, as an engineer our life will revolve around technical problems very similar to our laboratories where we will have to write reports and analyze our data using the concepts we learned in lecture classes rather than solving an unrealistic theoretical problem and picking the best answer out of four and being smart enough to avoid tricky questions. 

Engineers should be defined by laboratories instead of lecture classes, and I don't find it fair that our schools minimize labs credit hours and prioritize lecture classes. Either way, we are actually learning in our lab classes what we are supposed to learn in lecture classes, so why have tests at all?