Essays Galore


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.