So there obviously isn’t much going on this week at Franklin and Marshall, that’s why this will be the only post I make. But I definitely thought this should be said. Some students have better situations than others, mind you, but I think the majority of kids can say that when they go home for spring break, they spend the entire time doing homework or stressed out about getting everything finished. And then when they all come back to school, instead of being rejuvenated and ready to learn some more, they come back tired and maybe even a little bitter. I personally don’t think that this is the point of spring break. I also want to mention that I am a fairly good student, and will never spend my spring break off partying and getting hammered. I honestly just wanted a little bit of a break to spend time with my family. Maybe if I could, spend some time with friends and get a regular sleep cycle back. The only homework I would be doing are the assignments that would help me get ahead, and make the end of the semester easier for myself. But instead I’m now home scrambling to keep it together trying keep up with what my professors have assigned me.
I see the only real solution to this is the professors easing up on the work, but I don’t think that’s going to happen any time soon. Or, at a school like Drexel they have trimesters where your spring break is actually between
semesters. You can go home and not worry about a thing in the mean time! But then again I don’t see Franklin and Marshall switching over to the trimester system any time soon. Either way I suppose this post is a bit of a rant, and I apologize for that. But this is one of the things you’ll find at Franklin and Marshall if you chose to come here: high academic expectations (and complaints about it).