Are Electives Unnecessary?

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Ah yes, school. The magical place where all students go to sit in different classrooms for eight endless hours a day, only to come home, study, and hopefully get eight hours of sleep. Throughout the day the only thing that keeps me going is caffeine, friends, prayer, and looking forward to lunch. Then there are these classes called electives, which also make school a little less painful.

Interestingly enough, we actually get to pick which electives we want. But it makes me wonder, are these classes beneficial or simply just a waste of time? This topic has come up on numerous occasions between my friends and me. Some of my friends have even decided to homeschool because of the time wasted throughout the day in public school.

For the most part, I have really enjoyed my elective classes. They taught me many valuable life skills and lessons. While they may be a waste of time to some, they helped me find out who I am and what I’m passionate about. I found my love of writing, how to play guitar, and how to stand in front of a crowd and fearlessly give a speech. These classes were in no way a waste to me, and I wouldn’t trade that time for anything.

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Are Electives Unnecessary?