Lofunzo wrote:I also question how a senior, which basically means that she is almost done with school, would need some serious help in what is a freshman level Astronomy course.
I recall being in GenEd courses when I was a freshman and having upper classmen in there totally sweating it. Basically they put off taking certain GenEd classes until the last second and then find themselves with one semester to go and having to take Global Geography or something and having no time to study for it because they have more important classes pertaining to their major that they are spending all their time with.
Also some people just aren't very good at certain subjects, geography, astronomy, geology, botany, yet they have to sometimes take these classes to fulfill GenEd requirements.
My school had a pretty stringent and comprehensive GenEd program. I remember putting off some of the courses until senior year. I took Oral Communications as a senior and majority of the class were freshmen and sophomores. It was kind of amusing watching these 18 year olds stumble through a speech/presentation with the confidence of a pimply adolescent. Also amusing was the 18 year old kid that would do their persuasive speech on legalizing marijuana thinking they were edgy and original and having the prof give them a 'D' because they were simply tired of that subject being used.