Dear College, Thank You For Making Me Love Learning Again
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Dear College, Thank You For Making Me Love Learning Again

I actually go to class on purpose now.

Dear College, Thank You For Making Me Love Learning Again
Ronnie Schoen

Dear College,

When I was little I loved to learn. I loved discovering how things worked and how things were made. Learning things as simple as 1+1=2 made sense to me, and it was wonderful knowing that everything in the world made sense. However, as I grew older school because less and less enjoyable.

When I went to history class I no longer would enjoy learning about those who came before me and aspects of various regions. Instead, I just focused on memorizing what I would need to know for the test and once the test was over I would immediately lose all of the information I learned over the last unit.

School was not enjoyable for me and the only excitement I'd get if I heard we'd be learning something new was when I was especially tired of what we previously had been learning.

When I came to Towson, everything changed. Instead of learning about very specific useless information like I did in high school, (sorry high school teachers that may be reading this!)

I would learn information about the world around me. Instead of struggling to write a three page paper about how an author used figurative language to enhance a novel, in four days I was able to write a 12-page paper on how water was used as a medium for the oppression and liberation of African Americans, starting from when they were brought here as slaves over 200 years. Being a part of the Honors College hasn't made classes any harder, but allows for smaller seminars where we are able to discuss important topics.

I am not blaming this entirely on high schools, because there are simply not enough staff to teach or students to take a class about psychological perspectives in 20th-century theatre, which is a class I'm taking next semester that I'm SUPER excited about!

However, I am so thankful that college is a place where I chose to attend school and nobody's making me go to class but I do so anyway because I (for the most part) enjoy being there.

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