To the Students Just Trying To Get By-You Are Seen, And You Are Enough
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To the Students Just Trying To Get By-You Are Seen, And You Are Enough

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To the Students Just Trying To Get By-You Are Seen, And You Are Enough
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This is an open letter to the students who are trying their best.

This is for the people who studied for weeks, but didn't pass an exam. This is for the people who are excellent note-takers, but struggle in a class discussion. This is for the people who are trying to balance out their mental health with social-life, work and school. This is for the people who are just trying to get by, but are being criticized by professors who left us to teach ourselves with textbooks and vague PowerPoints.

I see you and you are trying your best.

One year into the pandemic, and our education system has let us down. I want to note that there are some truly terrific teachers and professors out there, but in my experience, I have often been left to my own devices. I have been the one to teach myself nearly every subject based on PowerPoints that are copies of our textbooks.

My peers and I are suffering from a lack of motivation. We cannot give our best if some of our educators are not willing to give us their best.

I have watched students crumble this semester.

This past school year has felt like an escape room, except there are no clues on how to escape. Students are navigating their own education without assistance from the people who are supposed to teach them.

To all educators, I know many of you are trying your best to teach your students in our new world. I appreciate you. However, to the educators that simply decided to give up on their students, I am disappointed in you. If you give us the opportunity to succeed, we can. But, we need you present.

To the students who are trying their best, you are heard.

Right now, most students feel the same way. That we are failures, but it is not true. We are simply surviving. Your best is enough. You are enough.

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