Many students generally object to certain subjects they feel are tedious and useless. Teens often ask questions like, “What’s the point of learning this? How will it help me in the future?”
Here, some students discuss specifically why they don’t like certain subjects and what they would rather study.
Maroua Laafar, 16, dislikes anything that has to do with biology because, she says, it’s complicated.
“If you’re going to major in bio, then yeah it’s important to study it, but other than that, no,” says Laafar, who attends the John D. O’Bryant School of Math & Science.
Laafar says she would prefer to study psychology because you learn how people act.
Lianelisa Perez, 15, dislikes science and geometry because she says she does not understand them. She feels that you don’t need to know all that information unless it’s required for the profession you want to be in.
Instead, she says she would be more willing to take an extra history class.
“It is important to know what happened before,” she says. “I love history.”
Daiahna Odom, 15, dislikes science and doesn’t think it’s practical.
“I don’t plan on becoming a rocket scientist,” she says. “I feel as if science is not going to help me when I get older.”
She’d rather study economics; it’s a good way, she says, to learn how to manage your money.