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Catalyst. January 14th, 2013 12:26 PM

Dang it, math..
What was/is your favorite subject in school or university? Were/are there any you particularily dislike?

Bonus points: Why did you find it so enjoyable?

Aquanova January 14th, 2013 2:00 PM

I liked Science a lot. I found the subjects interesting and was rarely bored in Science class and it was easily one of my best subjects because I liked to learn it. My least favorite subject is math. I find it hard to understand and am very bad at it, although I honestly tried really hard to learn it and get good grades in the class, Math was always a struggle.

TornZero January 14th, 2013 2:09 PM

Before sophomore year of high school, my favorite class was P.E. because we played dodgeball. After that, though, the game was practically banned for no good reason, which sucked. Nothing else has taken its place so far.

English had to be the class I hated most, though. (Literally slept through my maths classes; still did well; not allowed to hate it as a class.) It wasn't the book reports, because honestly, I would've crapped out book reports a mile long if I had the choice of book and freedom of expression. It was the books themselves. The only one I remember liking was House of the Scorpion, and I'd read it years before I needed to for an assignment, so that was easy.

If I'm going to recommend anything to teachers, I only have two things.
  • Bring back dodgeball.
  • Get your students to be interested in the book. They're not gonna learn 'ish if they don't like it. For example, I didn't learn a thing from To Kill a Mockingbird.

Sweets Witch January 14th, 2013 2:45 PM

History classes, definitely. History is awesome because some weird stuff went down in the past and it's definitely worth learning about.

Sassy Milkshake January 14th, 2013 3:15 PM

I found psychology and some of the sciences fascinating. Everything else was meh. I especially did not like foreign language classes. Don't get me wrong, it's not the language, it's the going up in front of the class, doing dialogues, etc.

Sableye~ January 14th, 2013 3:15 PM

The class itself...I like History. Solely because the teacher is hilarious, we have interesting debates (when we should be taking tests), and it's somewhat interesting.

If you mean the subject, then I don't have much of a favorite. I do like math, I guess.

Brendino January 14th, 2013 4:23 PM

Prior to high school, my favorite class was always Math, since I found it incredibly easy (until things like advanced algebra got involved). After that, my favorite classes became English, Accounting and Computing. Again, I liked these classes as I found them easy, and was able to get really good marks without too much effort.

Aeon January 14th, 2013 5:42 PM

In High School it was Sociology. In College it tends to be Computer Science (the horror of math though.) I seem to be best in English, but I decided not to major in it.

ArcanineIsDaBomb January 14th, 2013 7:39 PM

My favourite subject has to be Creative Writing which fits into English, I love it for the reason we can let our imagination pour out onto paper and I still love creating all sorts of stories whether it involved adventure, fantasy, sci-fi or more. However I've always had a hatred for Maths :<, it gets way too complicated sometimes and I can never really get my head around certain areas.


curiousnathan January 14th, 2013 9:04 PM

Probably Mathematics or Chemistry. Both help eachother hand-in-hand really, so I suppose that's a bonus. I'm really good at maths, and while at times it can get a little frustrating and complex, the satisfaction you receive from solving something particularly hard is highly rewarding. (Well for me anyway.) The main reason I like Chemistry is because it does have a fair bit of math involved, but it also allows me to look at the world on a seriously small perspective. (Atoms, molecules etc)

Meganium January 14th, 2013 9:11 PM

English is my favorite subject, and it's a good thing that I'm minoring it. :D

My second favorite is science, I still adore it even if some sciences have a crap load of math. lol

♣Gawain♣ January 14th, 2013 10:44 PM

Science is and will always be my favorite. Especially Astronomy and Biology. And me hates "Philosophy of Man" alot.

Overlord Drakow January 15th, 2013 1:36 AM

Physics is my favourite subject but I ended up doing a Maths degree because I'm so damn good at it and decided to focus on my strength and you know, I also liked maths a lot too because I could understand the logic and could do it well and really a lot of Physics is just applied Mathematics (such a badly worded and long winded sentence I know but I can't be bothered fixing it but I can be bothered typing this out). Bobandbill - my partner for world conquest - is doing his physics degree at the moment so between the two of us, we have it covered. I didn't like stuff like English Literature and History where you had to remember a whole bunch of stuff even though I have a really good - though selective - memory.

But yeah, I really liked physics because I had amazing teachers and it was just really cool and interesting learning why the world works the way it does and stuff like that, rather than just blindly taking it all for granted.

Talli January 15th, 2013 4:08 AM

My favourite subject was Science because I enjoyed the experiments we did in the class.

My less favourite subject was french because I was no good at this subject and I had a mean teacher.

pikakitten January 15th, 2013 6:38 AM

My favorite subject is (and has always been xD) Science.
I've always been curious as a child, asking my father questions as a little boy "How hot is the sun, why does the moon shine, why is the sky blue" etc. xD Every now and then in my free time I'll educate myself a bit on how things work xD

Least favorite, math. I didn't suck at it, but it never excites me, I just feel like I could drop dead (or asleep xD) anytime in that class xD

Sheep January 15th, 2013 10:51 AM

Even though I hated writing essays, english and history were always my favorites. I always did well in them so I automatically liked them. Math takes the #1 spot for least favorite though, I really hated doing it... not to mention was rather bad at math haha. D:

Cosmotone8 January 15th, 2013 12:00 PM

This is funny, because I just posted about it in another thread.
Math was always my strongsuit. I never really had any problems with it, and I enjoyed doing it. All the other classes depended on the teacher.

Poke Fox January 15th, 2013 12:11 PM

I have not been to school in over 8 years (after graduating in 2005) - P.E. was always my favorite (more specifically one called Individual Sports), and always disliked and got bored in Language Arts and Math.

What was/is your favorite subject in school or university? - it was two different P.E. Classes "Individual Sports" that was fun I miss the class, and "Walking" we would go around the neighborhood walking, up and down hills, nearby parks.

Were/are there any you particularily dislike? - two, Language Arts (even today, I struggle with reading --> as in falling asleep after only reading a page and a half) - and Math, even if one of my Math teachers was the most patient, I still couldn't grasp any math (except for the basics - add, subtract, multiply, divide, and decimals --> as in money)

Bonus points: Why did you find it so enjoyable - P.E. "Individual Sports" - it was so much fun, having fun with friends. I took this class every year.

Patatas Fritas January 15th, 2013 2:35 PM

Maths makes me cry literally it's the most frustrating difficult subject on the planet.

My favourite subject is Performing Arts (which I don't think y'all have in America but I'm sure you all know what it is.) because I like to act and sing and dance and be generally fabulous which I can be while I'm on the stage and because I love being able to get lost in a character, I think that a well written play is something beautiful and it's up there with the best things. I really enjoy History as well, while I don't actually study it any more it was something I always found really fun just because it gave me the opportunity to learn all about the past which I've always been fascinated by.

Sammi January 15th, 2013 4:05 PM

Despite being years now since I've been in school, I still remember it like it were yesterday. :') ok that's a lie but whatever

I always enjoyed history class. It's fascinating to learn about the past. The only time I didn't like history was when I didn't really like the teacher. Even then, though, I still loved the subject. German was fun, too; I got to learn another language! Then probably science classes, depending on if they were heavy in math. Chemistry wasn't as fun as biology, geology, or astronomy (my favorite! although also math-heavy but I liked it so much I didn't care cause SPACE).

Never liked PE. I'm not a terribly active person, and I am very crap at sports. Mostly because my hand/eye coordination is crap. :( The only PE class I enjoyed was aerobics. It wasn't competitive, and while it was still exhausting as all hell, it was satisfying to me.

Oddly enough, I wasn't usually fond of English either, despite enjoying to read and writing all the time. It was the analysis part I hate. I always felt like I was making stuff up as I was going along, despite the fact that I always passed my essays. I think overall I liked math just a bit more, even though it wasn't my strong suit.

ArcanineIsDaBomb January 15th, 2013 7:09 PM

For me it really depends on the teacher to determine whether or not I like a subject. I tend to like subjects where the class is challenging, but I get it, and where I like the teacher and they're a good teacher.

So, as of right now I like chemistry the most I think. It's surprising because my teacher is really rigid in how she teaches, but I like her enough, and I struggled with chemistry earlier on in the year, but now I get it! (we'll see how long THAT lasts) Another class I liked in the past was history, as my teacher was/is really awesome, and made even the horribly boring classes and assignments fun.

A lot of times I don't like English. I tend to get the boring or crazy teachers... or both. To be honest, I think I'm a terrible writer (although my teachers don't agree :/) and so having to write essays for people to view is cringe-worthy. And in seventh grade I had a crazy teacher who I despised, but we won't go into that!


Brynjolf January 15th, 2013 9:07 PM

I really love science because you get to learn why things happen in depth. And it's just fun. :)

I don't like math as much. Just boring.

Shining Raichu January 17th, 2013 5:19 AM

My favourite subject was French, hands down. I always loved doing languages and I remember looking forward to that class every day I had it for five years. I was a

My least favourite subject was PE. My hatred was so great for that subject that I made a Myspace page calling for compulsory PE to be banned in schools. It still exists and I'm confident the amazing power of Myspace will prevail. I'll keep you all posted.

Seki January 17th, 2013 5:29 AM

Most of the times, its depending on the teacher, whether I like him/her.

I don't really like any subjects, but seeing you guys consider PE as one, which my country only lists PE as an school activity, not a subject. I guess thats my favourite subject, after all, its the only "subject" that doesn't need any brainpower. I somehow enjoy math, but I am not really good at it.

Meanwhile... I hate Chemistry to the core, can never understand Science but after taking Physics, I can relate to it (Chemistry), but NOT CHEMISTRY. I can never remember what I learn after a year of taking Chemistry, things were okay when they were about Ionic Bonding and the other bonding, but after they have questions something like what chemical reacts with what, what substance (eg sodium sulfate) reacts with what, what is the reaction? I can never relate to that, after all, WHAT IS CHEMISTRY?

Evanlyn January 17th, 2013 4:10 PM

Bonus points: Why did you find it so enjoyable?

My favourite subject is Music! :D I find it enjoyable 'cause I'm good at it and music is... well... awesome (a bit like me)

I don't really have a subject I really dislike... I'm just did what I was handed.
If I had to pick one though, it would be probably science - the chemistry & stuff hurt my brain XD

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