Alexander Kriz, an Elementary Education and Global Studies major, shares his thoughts about writing essays at Wheelock.
One of the coolest things about Wheelock is that students focus on in-class discussions and writing essays rather than taking multiple choice tests with scantrons. I believe this is the best way to show that you know what you are talking about when it comes to a subject.
Personally, I was nervous about having to write essays a lot but now I feel completely different about them. I am now excited to receive assignments in my classes just because I enjoy being able to express my knowledge and opinions freely in something such as an essay. In my classes I am encouraged to quote in-class discussions and lectures, as well as PowerPoint presentations and other things shown in class. Often times I have even quoted something from a previous class, as well as the things my classmates say.
The struggle with this system lies in the interest level with the class. If you are taking a class you are completely uninterested in, these assignments will prove to be difficult. However, the wonderful thing about Wheelock is that you are always taking classes that you have a general interest in. We are all here because we either love kids in one way or another, or have a desire to make a difference in the world. The classes taught here are fun, taught by amazing professors who are the best in their fields, and always seem to spark my interest.