It's always been a bit hit and miss with me, for the most part I hated my first degree (more for the structure than just content) but I did enjoy final year when we were a bit more free in our learning.
Now I'm doing a vocational course which I love, but at the same time I don't like learning all of it. I do have a genuine interest in the sciences and spend time learning about a lot of stuff not related to my degree(s) simply because I want to know everything lol- Yes I am a huge geek!
i dont go bonkers over it... but i generally enjoy it
i like physics, i like learning about the world... but i still dislike aspects such as electricity...
sadly, a big factor to whether you like the course or not are your lecturers... if they make your modules look boring as hell, you wont necessarily have a good impression...
which is why you get people sleeping (another disadvantage being that youre in huge lecture halls rather than small classes like in sixth form)
uni social life i like
costs money though
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Personally, I enjoy my subjects, therefore studying isn't so bad. I definitely have moments where I hate studying, but that is counter balanced by the fact that there are many aspects of my course that I enjoy - and sometimes I actually get excited about essays and so forth, because I come across some really interesting info... Perhaps that is a little geeky but it is true!
I do enjoy studying.
I admit it can be boring and tedious. I especially hate doing pieces of coursework and tend to leave them all until the last minute - these days I leave them until the last day - because I can't be bothered.
But I do enjoy learning. Like you I didn't know what to study. I didn't do very well in A Levels because I just couldn't be bothered with them. Then I went to college to do a BTEC in a subject that I was good in. Then I had absolutely no idea what to do. I looked at loads of different courses, and did some work experience.
I eventually chose what I wanted to study. In first year I wasn't too passionate about the subject.
But now I love it and love learning new things about it. So I do get tired with studying sometimes. But I love learning.
No I hate studying in any form whether its assignments or exams... I am doing it to secure a good career though so that's what will get me through. I don't even tend to enjoy lectures that much, although there are a few that I find interesting.
I do enjoy studying some area's of my subject (mathematics), the more challenging aspects, i.e set theory, algebra etc which all require problem solving and thinking off the top of your head... I like anything like that. But statistics, which is just learning endless formulae and putting them into practice is very mind numbing in my opinion and I hate studying topics like that, despite it being straight forward.
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Yeah, that's what I feel like I should be doing too. For ages I have struggled with getting help for it though, but hopefully now I'm on my way to getting a bit better. It's just annoying cos my parents are pushing me to go to uni and making me feel awkward about not going, but I really don't feel like it right now. I also know there's a risk of feeling worse if uni turns out to be a bad experience for me anyway.
I don't get it...why are your parents still pushing you to go to uni when you don't have the grades to do so?????
I tell people the reason I chose a maths degree was to prove that I was capable to myself. I had something to prove.
In truth, I just love the subject. Sure it'd be great if I had the natural aptitude of some mathmos on here (Nuodai, DFranklin and Ghostwalker spring to mind), but recently I've realised there's no point chasing a medal or a title without knowing what it truly means to you first, and IMO that's probably the case with degrees.
I could name at least 20 people off the top of my head who did a maths degree and hate it because they just arent passionate about it.
I enjoy learning about my subject, researching for assignments and such. However I don't like studying where the only purpose is to pass an exam. I think the two are different. It makes sense in my mind anyway.