Question of the day

high-school-classWhat do you think is the most useless class in high school?

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12 Responses to Question of the day

  1. Joy says:

    I think it really depends on what your interests are and what you like to do and what you know you hate and will never do outside of this class. I HATED shop and that stupid wooden stool that I had to make that never did turn out. It was useless to me and I have NEVER done anything like is since.

  2. javajunkee says:

    physics! Or however you spell it. See I never needed it to even care about how it’s spelled.

  3. SKL says:

    Gym!

    I am still disgusted when I think of all the time wasted on gym. In 8th grade, we had it every day of the school year, and in 9th and 10th, it was every day for the first or second semester. I could never understand the point. I walked for miles every day (to/from school, paper routes, and generally bumming around town); did somewhat heavy chores; and played around a fair amount outside of school. In 9th grade, I had gym 1st period, and in 10th grade it was 8th (last) period, yet I had to spend 20 minutes changing clothes, taking a shower, etc., when I’d either just done that or I was on my way home. The gym teacher was rumored to be a lesbian and one of the first things she did was put her hand on my wet shoulder as I exited the showers. Everyone hated her. So big deal, we did a few jumping jacks and then stood around waiting for our turn to pass the basketball or whatever. At one point, I got a doctor’s excuse to sit out the class. I had to turn in a report about different sports instead. That was actually interesting; it’s how I actually came to understand football. But it wasn’t worth missing the chance to take the higher math/science classes that I missed as an early graduate.

    I had 9 weeks of wood shop in 8th grade and I kinda liked it. I was disappointed in the bookshelf I made, but my dad still uses it! I was glad to do something hands-on, to learn about the power tools, and not have to try to prove anything. And it was a million times better than Home Ec, which was the other 9-week course in that semester. If I’d had Home Ec in HS, I might have listed that as the most useless – or it might have been a tie.

  4. Sue says:

    I would say it depends on your school’s classes and the teachers. In my school, it would have been journalism. We did NOTHING!!! Every Friday and sometimes Wed we read the paper. Yup, for the whole class we read the paper! We didn’t have to write an article about what we read or anything, we just read the paper. What did that teach me?? Freakin’ nothing!

  5. megan says:

    I have to agree with SKL and say that gym was the bane of my high school existence.

    It’s not that I have anything against sports. I liked learning about the rules and the different positions and strategies of each game. But I have very poor physical coordination, so I just wasn’t meant to actually play those sports.

    The class was a mix of jocks and nerds (guess which group I was in?), and it was totally a repeat of elementary school: jocks being the team captains and picking teams, leaving the nerds to wallow in shame and embarrassment as the jocks argued over who should be the loser to have the poor nerd on their team.

    Because I chose to spend my free time reading and studying and practicing the piano, I didn’t have much practical experience at the games themselves. All I actually learned from that class is that people are mean-spirited and judgmental.

    There was only one shining moment in that class: the day we covered golf. The jocks merely whacked at the balls, but I, who had spent several hours on golf courses with my dad and grandfathers, effortlessly made the ball soar through the air towards the flag. For thirty-seven minutes, I was actually respected in gym class.

    But the rest of the class was torture and a complete waste of time.

  6. pammy wammy says:

    For me it was GYM.I tried and tried,but I was just no good in sports.I didnt hate them,I just was plain no good.I liked to play for fun.But most played to win,so I was just in the way.I was not competitive enough for my gym teacher.So even though I tried my best,He got mad that I didnt play up to his expectations.So most gym classes,HE made me run around the gym all class doing tons of laps.I didnt mind,I found it less stressful than doing poorly in the sport of the season and having him yell at me and make me look stupid in front of the whole class.HE thought he was punishing me,but little did he know,I prefered this instead.HA HA HA HA on HIM.

  7. Just a Mom says:

    Study Hall…When I moved up north in my sophmore year of high school everyone had to have Study Hall for an hour. This was the biggest waste of my time! Other than that I liked all my real classes but I will admit I have never used my French since High School except to tell my kids to shut up.

  8. Doraz says:

    In High School….GEOMETRY!
    Hated it!
    😦

  9. nikki says:

    I’d have to go with Gym too. Not to say I don’t think it’s important because it is. Physical Education is important. But they never really made us do anything, half the time we would skip it and no one would be the wiser! I love that P.E. in our school district isn’t like that. I see those kids running all the time or out there actually playing a sport. It’s good for them!

  10. Gary says:

    I agree with Just A Mom! Study Hall is a waste! Do you your homework at home you lazy ass! LOL

    It’s really just a place for many burnouts to take a nap.

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