She’s having a college dilemma. Well, it really shouldn’t be a dilemma, but the stress level caused by said dilemma is causing her to rethink her situation.
She is taking an elective language class. She picks the language up very easily as she has studied other Romance languages prior to taking up this Romance language. In short, this class is a guaranteed A.
The lecturer is giving her a headache (or you can say she is causing herself a headache by letting the lecturer get to her, which is perfectly arguable but beside the point). The lecturer, for some unfathomable reason, does not seem to like her. He would ask everybody a question in class except her. He does not do this every time, but it is sure to happen at every class at least once. She is very sure of that because he would ask one person and the next, and when he reaches her he would skip her and ask the next person. Perhaps it is because she is sitting at the corner of the class alone, but she isn’t exactly isolated as her friend is sitting right behind her.
He is also the lousiest foreign language lecturer she has ever had, and she has taken 4 language electives already with four different but friendly and good lecturers. He would teach the class something for the first time, and then five minutes later expects the whole class to know the answer immediately when he asks a question. This isn’t the problem for her; as said, she has no problems picking up the language. Then because of this teaching approach, he spends more time coaching the weaker students to answer his questions or conjugate verbs. Which really is perfectly okay with her, except that the lecturer gets so snippy when she talks to her friend (who also finds the language easy to learn)! They have finished their exercises, they understood the lesson, so what’s wrong with a little quiet chit-chat? Her friend is so close to her in spatial proximity that they can converse perfectly without disturbing the class with loud chatter. The lecturer has no patience in teaching at all. He loathes to repeat answers or whatever he has just said, and does not seem to like questions either. He does not wait for you to give the right answer, even though you have it at the tip of your tongue, but proceeds to ask the same question to the next person, until someone finally gives the right answer. He also practises favouritism, which is evident when he calls the names of certain students in class more than the others. Hell, he doesn’t even know her name, much less call upon it.
Perhaps she is letting the lecturer get to her, but this is the first time in her entire life of education that she is good at the subject but the lecturer is dismissing her! This is just frustrating and flummoxing to her. She dreads every class with him to the point that she is considering quitting the class. It is, after all, an elective.
Of course she is still undecided as of now, for quitting a class does not come without implications.
|Don’t have to face abominable lecturer||Have to take extra credit next semester|
|Stress level more manageable||GPA will drop as cannot quit the class per se, but rather quit the class as in just stop attending class|
|Feel happier and not oppressed||Worry at the thought of suffering next semester|
|Don’t have to be paranoid that favouritism may affect her grade||Agonise over her unconventional decision and wondering if it is the right thing to do, despite being adamant on the outside|
That’s all she can think of at the moment.
Yes, there isalways the option of talking to the lecturer, but he is foreign and therefore may be more idiosyncratic than would expect. Talking to him may not solve the problem, but instead instigate a grudge between the two of them. He would dislike her for having issues with his teaching, and may be more biased in class, or worse, in marking the paper. Talking to him may mean a B instead of an A.