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Worst School Subject – 52 Weeks of Personal Genealogy and History
May 29th, 2012 by Jessica

Week 43. Worst School Subject. What was your worst or least favorite subject in school and why?

Periodic Table of Elements

Periodic Table of Elements

Hands down, my worst and least favorite school subject was Chemistry.  Sure, I enjoy blowing stuff up in the lab just like the next 10th grader.  I just didn’t have patience for memorizing the periodic table or understanding the chemical composition of mercury. I didn’t care about what stuff was made of or where specific elements are found in our world.

I’m sure it didn’t help that I absolutely hated my teacher.  He and I butted heads so badly that I just couldn’t concentrate on anything he was trying to teach us. I got so mad at my Chemistry teacher one day that I got up and stomped out of class, slamming the door on my way out.  I sent myself to the Principal’s office and complained about his lack of respectability.  I learned a hard lesson that day.  I think it was something like, “Too damn bad. You have to deal with it.” I was promptly sent back to class.

Chemistry remains to this day the only class – ONLY CLASS – that I ever received a “D” in.  Later as a Freshman at Arizona State University I failed Brief Calculus the first time around (another sore subject) but retook it and got a “B.”

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