Well, I re-enrolled in college to get a degree in information technology and I have been trapped in doing some of the most mundane and useless to me courses. Lately, I have been put into a "Principles of Algebra" class. Now I know that a lot of people consider this a hard class to get by, and I am by no means a mathematician but for crying out loud this is the FOURTH TIME I've taken a class based on this level of the subject. The past 3 times I got an "A" in the course, so I feel like I don't need to retake it! Darned if the school cares however.
Anyway, it's a 5 week course, it's not even the end of Week 1 and I've already completed every homework assignment, every online quiz, and every discussion problem for the entire class. My grade is 90.5% and that's WITHOUT the participation points that can only be earned by discussing things with the class during their assigned weeks.
It's almost as bad as the last class I took which was just the use of Microsoft Office. Again, I felt like I didn't NEED to take the course because I've been working computers since the days of DOS.
That was another class that I was able to finish in less than 1 week rather than have to work the whole 5. Does no one believe in assessment tests anymore? I mean, can't I just take a test to show that I already know the material and therefore don't need to waste my time and energy on these things?
I wanted to learn things like programming, networking, web-design, that kind of thing. I suppose I will eventually, but it's the eventually that gets on my nerves.
Anyway, sorry to spam the board like this,
it's just something that I needed to get off my chest and everyone I've tried to talk to in person just shook his/her head and encouraged me to just help the other students.