The paper that you spend all weekend writing, they spend all weekend grading.
It is motivating to me to recognize and honor the work professors put into my education, and in turn doing my best to use the tools they give me well.
If you don’t like what you are getting in your education, then be a part of changing it.
How you are acting today determines who you will be tomorrow.
If you do not like elements of your education the best thing to do is to be involved in changing it.
Talk to the professor, fill out evaluations of the course, raise awareness for ways you think it would be more beneficial to learn by.When I complain, I shut down the possibility of learning because I assume it’s not possible.However, if you honestly engage your mind with a subject, you are bound to learn.Professors are some of the most under appreciated people.It is easy to criticize teaching habits, unreasonable assignments, and boring lectures without remembering that professors spend an incredible amount of time and effort without a great deal of compensation to invest in your education.Thinking about this could seem like a guilt trip, but I don’t like to think of it that way.Rather, it puts into context for me the incredible gift of education.Education liberates, empowers, broadens perspective, and edifies.Education has the power to make a difference between poverty and opportunity.It would be easy to be apathetic; there’s only a short time left here to invest in people and professors, the academic rhythm and challenge is vastly different, and the pulsing possibility of the future is ever before my waking eyes.I’ve heard this sort of sentiment from some of my fellow Seniors.