Top Ten Worst School Subjects

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The Top Ten

1 Math

Math itself was alright... Then ALGEBRA came. Letters are for the alphabet, not math problems! Even worse if you got a bad teacher.

Maths is awful. Like, thanks I know how to calculate the angles of a triangle. How will that help me in life.

Really people... Really... It actually saddens me that everyone here seems to think math is a useless subject. I am years beyond highschool and I still use all of the material. Yes, I use the angles of a triangle quite frequently. Yes, I use algebra VERY often. Yes, trig comes up nearly every day. I'm sorry if your teachers sucked, but being taught is a two person process. They teach, you learn. If they don't teach then you take the initiative and LEARN by yourself. You're expected to get an education in spite of the teachers.

Good for you that you use algebra. But that doesn't mean that everyone does - 906389

It is my luck that in biology I have to use King Henry which is the metric System I am praying that I did it right. Oh and worst of all I have to do greater than less than and equal to and I have not done well with that since the day that I first day I learned. I am so bad at math but I will give my best and be slower than I used to be like I was in biology class today to make sure I do it right. I used to be able to correct stuff but now I can't do it is important that I give 100% into everything. Anyhow I realize that nothing is impossible even stuff that I have not understood since elementary school. God bless you guys and I hope you all have a great 2017-2018 school year.

You might find it hard to believe that algebra gets harder than rocket science down the line. I'm not joking. The equation for ROCKET SCIENCE is easier than the crap they teach in algebra! - Mcgillacuddy

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2 PE

I don't understand PE at all-I know exercise heightens academic performance and all that science, but it's the one class I am continuously dreading. If anything, it makes me dread school-why, just why would you suck the fun out of school by making me do stuff I hate (ex. Moving), I swear I love every other subject! Just that being embarrassed and a dead weight on a team is not my idea of fun! Also, every year they make you run a mile or do a push up, sit up, running test-and even if you're below the healthy fitness zone (which I am in running-oops! ) THEY NEVER DO ANYTHING TO GET YOU IN SHAPE. They evaluate you, embarrass you, compare you to fitter people, and then offer no tips, no encouragement, and no way to actually get healthier. If they wanted to make me fitter and healthier-then why don't they tell me how to? - keycha1n

I'm in the same boat as you. I'm not the most athletic person, but I'm not the worst. But for some reason, I always seem like dead weight for people to pull. And it never actually gets me in shape at all, it just makes me feel more embarrassed about my low physical activity. - Icantbelieveitsnotbutter

It's only bad if your bad at it, which I am... What irritates me is when people don't understand why some people don't enjoy sport! And when I run away from the ball when it comes towards me, and people are like: WHY ARE you SCARED OF THE BALL?!?!?!?

Come on! Unless you're going to be a sportsman/sportswoman, why have we got to do this? It won't help us in our future! I wanna be a scientific, an running behind a ball won't have repercussion in my future!

THIS! But everyone has to do it so...

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3 Language Arts

If the point of a book is to convey a message, what is the point of concealing the message with literary nonsense? This isn't a game of hide and seek. If the common man can't understand what you are trying to say after 1 maybe 2 times of reading it, that doesn't make you a literary genius. It makes you someone who is incompetent at conveying information. Don't get me wrong. I love really good metaphors and analogies and whatnot. But when I have to spend minutes just to interpret the full meaning of line, then it's a bad line (or I'm a retard).

Also, earth to teachers: No one, and I mean NO ONE, sits there adding symbolism and other literary every 5 lines. If you were to do that, a novel would take a lifetime to complete. So stop over analyzing past what the author intended. Obviously, when questioned, an author will pretend that everything was on purpose because it makes them look better. But that is physically impossible. Read a book. Analyze a little. Move on.

In my opinion, language arts are the best and most important subject. It is fun to read and write and everyone seems to get really excited when they are about to write and read. Typing and making books is really fun too! Who doesn't love to sit in a quiet, comfy, cozy little corner and read a book that takes you anywhere else in the universe, maybe even another universe? And who doesn't love to let their imagination run wild with some writing? Yep, LA are the best subject EVER!

Why isn’t this 1st? Everything they teach you in English makes you feel so dumb. In elementary school I was an exceptionally good student. That all changed in middle school. My grades dropped in all subjects but in English the most. They don’t base your grades on your reading and writing, but on stupid things, like typing in font size 14 instead of 12 or accidentally forgetting to skip lines. Math was so much easier for me.

Just stupid and stressful!

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4 History

Come on guys, history isn't that bad.

History is taught horribly.

They spend too much time giving homework and projects that don't help at all. History is the type of subject where all you do is memorize facts. Yet teachers force you to do unnecessary work that does nothing but weakens your understanding of the subject. Here is an example. There's no need for a teacher to assign notes on a section. Science usually assigns reading, but notes are not required. There will be a quiz or test on the material, so your funeral if you don't read. The individual can choose how to study. I actually do worse when taking notes than when not because I'm more focused in the actual material rather than filling up the paper. So I read the chapter in science and understand it. However, there really isn't homework history teachers can assign. History is almost always memorize a bunch of facts, so it is difficult to test critical thinking and application skills. Therefore, they assign notes just for the sake of assigning homework. ...more

History is the worst thing on Earth. Tons of dates and names and titles are shoved down your throats, and you're expected to have remembered everything at the end of the day. Memorizing every single President is a huge waste of time in my opinion. The countless acts and tariffs are so hard to remember what they were for. I realize the whole "Don't repeat history" thing, but I've never laid awake at night deciding to become an all powerful dictator who wants to hurt everybody on Earth. It's quite a boring subject most of the time, and the projects have nothing to do with anything.

It's not the worst subject. Some history professors are really good at what they do. I had an Asian history professor in college and regardless of his race he was efficiently knowledgeable and passionate about American history. The only problem with that class was that there was no homework but the instead just tests and quizzes were what made up most of your grades, and honestly, I would've preferred homework instead. - Mcgillacuddy

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5 Algebra

I like most school, but algebra is EVIL! - moonwolf

What to the person who invented algebra. How could someone create something so evil, bad, outrageous that destroys brain cells! Algebra should be wiped of the whole universe! It should be a punishment for ultimate criminals, not sweet and harmless children! Boo, get lost algebra, no one wants you

Multiplication: No problem. Divisions: No problem. Negative divisions with decimals: No problem. Algebra I: Insane. I was failing the class with a 41 until I decided to just deal with it. - DogsUnleashed

Completely useless

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6 Geometry

I hate this subject so damn much! We got a semester exam recently and I got a 52%. Now my parents blame me for failing instead of being it obvious that it was the teacher's fault. My geometry teacher can't teach at all. She just calls people on the phone and wait for the call back so she can continue teaching. The worst part of it is she expects us to pass the test even though the entire class is failing! Now this is risking my chances for getting a cell phone because I want one and my dad says I have to get a B to get it. If I get anything possibly lower, I'm totally blaming the teacher!

I can totally relate. My school is supposed to be one of the best math schools in the district, yet all the math teachers suck there. And I got stuck with the worst of them all, oh my god, I can't put up with it any longer. Now I can perfectly see the reason why some high schoolers are dropouts. Shoving all this gibberish down our throats won't pay off in the future unless you're planning on being one of these teachers. This is why I lost all respect in math teachers. They're all the same: boring, monotone robots who give lectures 24/7. Their asses should be fired

I hate it so much! I only have an A- in Geometry because I get full credit for doing the homework and trying, but it's still the most confusing thing ever! I'm basically dyslexic when it comes to Geometry. It's just a ton of numerical squiggles to me.

it sucks

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7 Writing

I love writing stories! But then my wrist starts hurting because if my evil pencils...

I love writing but the only thing I hate is it hurts your hand

All you do in writing is WRITE

It's because it is writing class. But my school merges it with reading in "English Language Arts". - Turkeyasylum

Worst class hands down

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8 Science

I despise Geology and Biology. I can't memorize everything and it's not very helpful for a future author. My teacher says Biology would be "useful" for writing murder mysteries and stuff. Who said I'm going to write murder mysteries?! I just want to write science fiction novels because Astronomy ids the only interesting kind of science so far. Maybe next year when I start Chemistry, I'll like it.

Oh my god I am in the exact same situation as you. Aspiring fantasy writer, but "OH NO JUNIPER YOU DIDN'T DO THIS STEP OF THE LAB RIGHT! LOOKS LIKE YOU HAVE TO START OVER NOW! "
My teacher is not suited for her job. She is stern-faced, (and I'm not kidding about this) except for when she is punishing someone. She gets a ' Umbridge face. ' UMBRIDGE - Juniper

I started crying in biology so I never feel the same about it. Not that I liked it any way. And I hate Chemistry even though I'm good at it. When will I use it in my life. Coke tastes good enough without people telling me I could die or something from drinking it :( help

This subject is pretty useless. I mean, I've never heard my parents ever use the word endoplasmic blah blah blah. Whatever. At least my teacher is good, I'll tell you that. - Ultron123

Science is awful 10th EUGHGHHGHGH

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9 Biology

Well I HATe this, except microbiology. Well because you need to know perfect definition, eutrophication is the process where... And lake chocked. Even if you write the spelling of chocked wrong, you get no marks, even if rest is correct (the... Section )

Biology and Geology are the worst. At least Astronomy is interesting! I miss when my class was taught about stars, planets, and galaxies. I find outer space to be interesting.

Hey guys! You will need this when you need to take care of pets when your grown up, or if you have a disease. Anyone who says that this is horrible, should go to Uganda and look how important biology there is.

Chemistry is alright, bio's a headache, though. - Squidward48

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10 Foreign Language

It's not like I'm moving to France or whatever. - ArpstaAmy333

My school doesn't have Foreign Language. I want to learn French, German, Polish, Japanese, Swedish, Russian, and many other languages. I would do almost anything to have classes that teach me these languages. I plan to travel a lot when I'm older.

I get that this is nice to know, but in my county, in order to get an Advanced Diploma, it is mandatory that you take either at least 4 years of 1 language or 3 years of 1 language and 2 of another. I only take Spanish so I can graduate, and this class I can guarantee is a waste of my time. I'd rather be taking something like Marketing or IT

MY TEACHER TOLD ME SPANISH AND I SAID
el' mõn podrë
AND I GOT F-

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The Contenders

11 Dance

Oh. My. God. In my old school (I've moved to a better one now) we had a dance lesson every fortnight. Our teacher was cranky and old, and she had about THREE SONGS (really annoying ones) on her iPod and we had to do stupid dances as a warm-up, walk around and do stupid stuff like retarded hand gestures, and we had to compose a dance. Dance is so stupid! And I'm shy, so a dance lesson is like hell for me! - Wolftail

The teacher that you're describing sounds exactly like the teacher I have now in my dance class. - JaysTop10List

God... I hated this! It wasn't a subject, more of a topic in pe. Good thing we only did in year 7 (usa: 6th grade, I think :/) Anyway, since gangnam style was the main craze at that time, the teacher put gangnam style on REPEAT and we had to dance to it like 200 times. I hate that song as well and didn't want t hear it for a LONG time after that. That's why I hate this topic a lot!

I have no coordination. It was hell. Worse, for about 5 weeks, my crush was in a wheelchair after breaking his thigh bone, so he watched us, including probably me. Also, I had the music stuck in my head for the rest of the day.

Don't understand how is this a class - MChkflaguard_Yt

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12 Religion

I just called this lesson "Sleep". So boring, especially with a bible bashing teacher telling me I'll go to hell.

I'm an atheist. We shouldn't have this subject. - AnonymousChick

How is this not No. 1? It is the most pointless subject in the history of the world. Everyone is entitled to their own beliefs, but how is this going to help us in the future? What use could this probably do? So in my job interview, this is going to be important? "So you want to work at Pizza Hut? Well, sure, but only if you state ten religions! " Utterly pointless.

Well anyways the do learn paranormal activity in Religion because I hate Religion subject in school but I’m a atheist

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13 Typing

This is a school subject? Laugh out loud! - Wolftail

The teacher makes you type about 40 mph and use both hands! How are people supposed to do that? It makes NO sense!

The fastest way to type is with 2 fingers which my WPM with 2 fingers is 58. But NO the teachers say that's the wrong way to type. They forcefully put your hands on the standard keys and you're just super slow like that. I mean when I type like that my speed is 23. In fact the essays and everything are timed and you have to be faster than a certain amount of WPM. Intact the smartest kid I know who makes straight A's on every other subject but typing cause he's a bit slow at typing. - SirSkeletorThe3rd

It's hard to type without looking at the keyboard

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14 Computer Science

Computer science is so fun.

It's a fun subject. Only if they don't make learning basic syntax taking forever, also it's sometimes entire Codecademy. - 50

I puke when I open the text book

C sucks!

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15 Literature

I used to always do super well or super bad (barely pass/fail). Usually super bad. So I did a summer reading program. My book was the fellowship of the rings. I got 6:8 on all of the quizzes but the last one when I did very bad but I was sick with bronchitis when I took it. Part of literature that is important is comprehending what you read and my teacher told me to read 3 times and I never did that. Looking back I probably should have done that because the more you read something the better you comprehend it. At my school that I went to you could correct stuff but most schools are not like that so it is best to take your time and maybe even check your work once done. I hope this helps.

They make us read a ton of stupid and boring old books, make sure we take notes on every dang page, then answer a ton of confusing questions that don't make any sense.

Literature is super hard!

The only good part of it it's because we read books.
I love to read!

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16 Social Studies

Worst subject ever. I almost fell asleep in social studies today! (Not an expression, I literally almost did! )

17 Physics

Physics is awesome and interesting.

Physics is the worst subject ever, maybe its just my teacher but it is boring not interesting and not fun to do or learn.

It was fun in elementary school. Now it's boring. Literally who cares about the physics of a hockey puck being hit? - DumbWays2DieFan

SO BLOODY BAD AND BAD!

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18 Home Economics

I think cooking is very fun. Why is this one so high especially with no comments.

Cooking is useful. But we only make things like cakes. Teach us how to make healthy foods too. Luckily my mom taught me. - DumbWays2DieFan

This is actually a kind of useful subject

I hate this it’s useful but it is so boring!

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19 Calculus

You thought Algebra was bad? Ha, welcome to calculus.

Oh my god... Calculus? I would rather be counting to 1 trillion and the teacher beside me.

This subject is the living in carnation of hell you thought algebra was bad ha

My brain will explode next time I hear that word!

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20 Business Studies

This subject is a torture. - 50

Rule 1. ) Mug up
Rule 2.) MUG UP
Rule 3.) MUG UP

21 Music

My music teacher, I'll call her Ms. Smith (Just in case she's reading this) She's an extremely strict and harsh lady who really cares about her music, but what's the point? I'm in Grade 9 and I have to sing songs probably meant for primary-aged kids. Not to mention we use broken old instruments, one time I screwed up while we were using bongos and guess what? I had to write in lined-paper over and over again "I will follow the rules" on both sides, and that's why I'm moving high schools.

One of my Music teachers was a witch. She even looked like one. Thankfully, she left. Now, I have a really pale Music teacher who is basically a vampire. He's no better than my past Music teacher.

Music is enjoyable for me. There is only 1 music teacher at my school, and quite a bunch of people get along with her especially those in choir. - MChkflaguard_Yt

If I insult music class, I'll get yelled at. My teacher plays crappy modern pop songs. I had to cheat on a music test once. - DumbWays2DieFan

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22 Civics

Compared to math this is a living hell

We get tablets but it's so damn stupid.

Think this subject is really boring

We don't care about this crap!

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23 Art

I like to draw, but I do not like it when the teacher wants the art done THEIR way. Isn't art about being creative with your ideas? I know Van Gogh didn't do what the teacher told him... - Turkeyasylum

From the very first day of Year 7 I already knew it was gonna be painful. The first thing the teacher said was "Draw anime, instant 0. Draw any kind of Asian form of art, instant 0. Draw something which I don't approve of, instant 0. Draw too slowly, instant 0." Then we had 4 stupid assignments, where we had to study the life of Frida Khalo or some woman. Even if I *was* gonna major in art I don't think memorising the life of Vincent Van Gogh would get me a job. Thank god I can drop it next year.

Art is just a completely painful class where the teacher gives you another assignment every other class period whether you have it done or not and doesn't ever give you any time which leads your life into a downward spiral so stressful you come to sites like this and rip your brains out that Art isn't the worst class on the list and that only 2% of the people chose this. Like come on! (My teacher is the worst I swear, she smokes too)

Art was good in it’s earlier years but now it’s plain boring,One time,We were doing hand art and I wanted there to be a dance floor as the background and vines as a detail to the hands but No! I had to add no details to my hand and I had to add lines to my hand,And believe me,It was boring.

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24 English

I mean it would make sense if people who spoke other languages like French, German, Spanish, and Korean would take this class. As for people who speak English already, why do they have to take this class? Is it so they speak English better? They can already speak that. Besides, what good will English classes do for those that already speak the language? If you're a person who DOESN'T speak English, GO AHEAD TAKE IT! This class is for you!

What about grammar, and basic english... Even native speakers need to master it - AzureCrystals

Why isn't this higher? Why do we need to learn about Shakespeare or novels, like we already know how to speak it.

I already know the language. - DumbWays2DieFan

My English teacher doesn't knot that we're not in the RENAISSANCE anymore. >:(

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25 Journalism

It is basically making newspapers or yearbooks! We have a newspaper club for a use!

This is the dumbest subject ever!

26 Government

This is a subject?

I can't say anything about it...

... blah...blah... the teacher will go talking about how it forms and some rubbish things

UGH AWFUL - DCfnaf

Hell yeah, teachers should know there is something called "political apathy" - MChkflaguard_Yt

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27 Astrology

Pretty sure this is supposed to be astronomy, but I guess reading the future could be useful too.

I love it. Anyone who says astronomy sucks is an idiot.

No they're not. People can hate the class for reasons. We're not idiots for hating astronomy. I hate the class because I don't give a crap about the planets. Learn how to respect opinions. - DumbWays2DieFan

Its interesting until you get the worksheet. You get pissed off because you forgot some of the stuff. - DumbWays2DieFan

Best subject to learn about lel - Nateawesomeness

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28 Economics

It was a decent subject for me, but now this subject is utter garbage! Yes, even worse than Math!

Whats the point of it anyway?

I'm sorry, was this a pop quiz?

It‘s just... bad

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29 Technologies

I hate Technology, our teacher makes us do pointless assignments that are not even Tech related. If I get one of these kinds of assignments, I usually just say "screw it" and don't do it. I don't give a dime about my Tech grade as it is not an important subject. Damn you Tech Ed teacher, you are a stupid time-wasting moron!

You never really learn anything interesting and the teachers don't know what they are doing. There was this one good Technology teacher, but he moved to Florida. Before we had him, my class had this jerk as a teacher who'd insult us. He wasn't very encouraging and we never really learned anything from him.

It's either too easy or too hard. When it's hard it's hardly technology related.

To much homework :-(

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30 Earth Science

Isn't this geography? - TeamRocket747

31 Textiles

A bad subject if you're a perfectionist. At least in my school, every teacher we had for this subject moved from thing to another so fast I never got to finish the things I started... Thank god it became optional for me since 8th grade. - Cookies

Was required to take this class in grade 9 as part of Home Economics. I was terrible at it, I hated the teacher. She was also super forgetful and never took attendance except the first day. To be honest I skipped 80% of that course by hiding in the bathroom and playing games on my phone the whole period. Passed with a C+. Thank god It's an elective for me now after grade 9. Good riddance.

YES. I HATE TEXTILES SO MUCH. It's so useless, stupid and boring. It really should be an optional subject, because no-one likes it.

The worst subject ever especially if you have a irresponsible teacher
#textiles is pointless

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32 Public Speaking

Luckily, this isn't actually a real subject.

I always feel nervous when I have to do this...

Why is there a subject that makes you talk in a large cowd

EWW ORAAL PRESENTATIONS EWW - DCfnaf

33 Trigonometry

Most people say trig is easy and that is the problem, no one puts in effort to explain to me what anything mean, if it was not for this I would have had way higher marks because algebra is extremely simple to me

34 Reading

Reading class is fun and makes go to good universities, but it is the worst nightmare is like a arabic class style and it is tough to memorize I take a reading test but I got score 20 why school did this reading is the worst of all

Why is low need to be higher

Makes fall asleep annoying frustrating and makes madness

I hate reading

35 Chemistry

Chemistry is the absolute worst subject I have been to by far! Worse than algebra. Don't get anything there! Math and Science not a good combination at all!

Chemistry is awesome and interesting.

Chemistry is should be #2 nothing makes sense and it is all more complicated than it needs to be

Most of us have to recite the periodic table. - DumbWays2DieFan

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36 Sex Education

The reason why my mind is no longer pure - Absolite

They waste a condom by putting it on a banana. - DumbWays2DieFan

I did my teacher in this class

Just the stuff we do in there really puts me of my dinner.

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37 Drama/Theater Studies

I don't have that at my school, but the 8th grade does get their own play each year. As a future author, putting yourself in your character's shoes is important. You get to learn a lot about a person that way.

It is boring not useful. Not everyone is or want to be a celebrity

At my school it's after school and optional. I wish it were a regular class actually. - PianoQueen

Enough drama happens in school. - DumbWays2DieFan

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38 Pre-Calculus

Ever since I started taking this subject. I can no longer understand the meaning of life.

I actually love this subject to be honest

39 Geology

Geology was so boring and unnecessary. How is it going to help a future author in life?

Sheldon was right. Geology sucks

40 Health

I took Health last year when I was a freshman for 2nd semester. I actually enjoyed learning about relationships and sex, since we may need to know some safety tips. The teacher wasn't too bad, but lots of kids were talking while she was giving out instructions. So, she has to tell them to shut up over and over - ILoveCodySML

Okay, you can't hate this class just because they talk about puberty. This class is actually really interesting. It lets you know that changes will be occurring in your body and how to prepare for them. Who cares if certain body parts are mentioned? - DCfnaf

My health teacher is lazy and doesn't do anything she is just a blob of fat sitting in a chair and when class ends she slowly trudges to another class

I took Health when I was a freshman for 2nd semester. I get the relationships part and sexuality, but I'm wonderinhg why people have to complain so much when certain body parts are being brought up. Their asses should be taught a lesson - Stazemar000

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41 Drama

Its just bad

Stupid teachers can’t teach drama

Two types of drama
1:plays
2:popular people - Nateawesomeness

42 Geography

So useless. I don't care about where places are. Google earth has this taken care of. My other bro is 15 and he was asked to color in a USA map. When he's 15. What? - DumbWays2DieFan

So when your phone run out of battery and everything goes back to basics? - MChkflaguard_Yt

I love this subject.

I can't believe this is not number 1. - Hellohi

But geography is the most fun one!

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43 Hard Materials

This is a subject? - MChkflaguard_Yt

44 Chinese

Chinese can be boring and fun at the same time.

I was forced to go to Chinese school as a kid and learn Mandarin and write it. I hated it. It's pointless. It was so hard that I dropped out a few years later. I only want to learn SPOKEN Cantonese (which I'm already pretty fluent in), not writing or reading it!

Foreign language classes suck because we have google translators. - DumbWays2DieFan

Because you don't like literature that is 90% of it - MChkflaguard_Yt

45 English Literature

Worst subject ever

46 Latin

It's a dead language. Don't even bother bringing it back. Plus we have translators if we gave enough craps to care. - DumbWays2DieFan

47 Oral Communication

I mean who doesn't love a bit of oral. But whilst my peers AND my teachers are watching?! Now that's just wrong...

48 Arabic

I can't study arabic because I'm asian so I learn english - SpencerJC

Is ho hard to read

49 Greek
50 Metal Work

Unless your going to be some sort of engineer this is a waste of time.

Useless.

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