What subject do you wish you had paid more attention to in school?

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  1. khmazz profile image83
    khmazzposted 5 years ago

    What subject do you wish you had paid more attention to in school?

    Mine was history, I know that I learned a lot, but there was so much more fun knowledge I thought I was "too cool" for back then...


  2. bullseye813 profile image62
    bullseye813posted 5 years ago

    i'd have to say math because for the life of me i still haven't figured out, unless i became an architect or math teacher, why i would need geometry.  and trig. math should come with prerequisites of NASA 101.  "Unless entering the space program, you will not need to proceed further in this line of study."

    1. khmazz profile image83
      khmazzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It really is true that when in school it is so hard to think about why it is important to learn certain things!

  3. Diana Lee profile image82
    Diana Leeposted 5 years ago

    I could have done much better in English/Literature. I never realized I missed a great deal of what I should have easily remembered. History is another one I am more interested in now than I was then.

    1. khmazz profile image83
      khmazzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I would agree with English now as well, so many things I am learning now about writing that I am sure was taught at some point in my education but I was too immature to hold onto it or understand it's value

  4. whonunuwho profile image74
    whonunuwhoposted 5 years ago

    I realize that there must be subjects that we may have been negligent in not paying enough attention to, yet usually kids in our schools are stronger in some subjects than in others, such as math, English Literature, History, and others. We usually gravitate toward what we are best at, or enjoy most, and distance ourselves more from harder to understand subjects. Mine was math. I passed, yet did not do as well as I had wished. I did go on to college and did pretty well. Thanks for the nice question. whonu

    1. khmazz profile image83
      khmazzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for your well thought out answer Whonu, I think math is one that a lot of people would agree with!

  5. Nell Rose profile image92
    Nell Roseposted 5 years ago

    I really wish that I had taken more notice of chemistry and science. Back then I was bullied pretty badly and just did my best to get through the school day in one piece. But looking back I would love to have gone on to study the sciences at college, and perhaps even chosen a job in that field. My perfect job would have been quantum physics as it fascinates me, whether I would have had the brains or been adept enough is something I don't know, but I would love to have figured it out for myself.

    1. khmazz profile image83
      khmazzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I am so sorry to hear that you were bullied, that is something that no one should ever have to endure especially in a school setting!  There’s always time to learn again if those subject really interest you!

    2. Nell Rose profile image92
      Nell Roseposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks khmazz, perhaps not learning from scratch but maybe an evening class, thanks

  6. profile image0
    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Math was my problem because it was taught in such an abstract way, once you got pass the basics, that I could see little use for it. Today, I would not know what to do with a sine, cosine or logarithm. However, I can balance a budget, multiply and divide fairly large numbers in my head  and keep up with most accountants when they try to explain something to me.

    Chemistry and physics also gave me problems, again because of the abstract nature of the courses.

    1. khmazz profile image83
      khmazzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think anything farther than basic math (mostly to help handle money) is not needed in most perfessions, and the same goes with Chem and Physics.  I was luvky, those were the classes that came easily to me

  7. peachpurple profile image82
    peachpurpleposted 5 years ago

    when i was young, i wished i had paid more attention to science and maths. In today's education syllabus, English, maths and science are equally important.

    1. khmazz profile image83
      khmazzposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Very true!

  8. celafoe profile image62
    celafoeposted 5 years ago

    spanish without a doubt, now i am old and need it and it is very difficult for me

  9. sweeteeth profile image71
    sweeteethposted 5 years ago

    i think i should have paid more attention to maths and later in science on physics part. But back in school this both subjects was taught in very boring manner and after various attempts also i was not able to pay attention to both.


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