asher63 (asher63) wrote,

Home Schooling

My interest in science and math has not, unfortunately, been matched by my ability to produce good grades in those subjects in a classroom setting. This has pretty much always been the case since high school.

I enjoy taking college classes, but I lack the knack for pursuing a field of study to completion. I've got too many interests pulling me in different directions. I've realized that I enjoy college for the same reasons I do poorly in it: I'm like a kid in a candy store, and I'm running from one thing to another.

The good news is that I seem to do better in technical programs. The intense, focused study is exactly what I need. What I'm working on now is this Semiconductor Fundamentals course from UC Berkeley which is a good fit for me: challenging enough to be interesting, without requiring any specialized background beyond what a nerdy kid would be likely to know about math and science anyway. I've finished the first of the four required modules and I'm making good progress on the second. They give you a year to finish it but I think I can have it done by the end of the summer.

One of the good things about getting older, I think, is that you get to know yourself really well and you can strategize around your known weaknesses and strengths.
Tags: geekery, school

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