I don’t like the way we are absorbing knowledge.

One thing I despised about the academics at this university is the way we began studying after the pandemic, particularly the method; this was a problem before the pandemic, but it became even worse afterward; everything went online, and we spend all of our time staring at screens; we attend classes online, do assignments online, and everything happens online. The more time we spend online, the more anxiety and stress we experience, and our learning suffers as a result. Before the pandemic, screen time ranged from 3 to 4 hours per day; now, it ranges from 9 to 10 hours per day, implying that we spend the majority of our waking hours staring at a screen. As the day progresses, our focus deteriorates, we lose interest in what is being taught, and all you can hear is the professor’s audio over zoom. You keep switching from one call to the next, the battery drains, and you charge your laptop; most students do not even attend courses; instead, they turn off the camera and fall asleep. Assignments are plagiarized, courses are not attended, and it just becomes another formality to be performed; there is no learning at all. I can’t attend class since my camera is turned off, so I have to duplicate assignments instead. I’ve always been curious about how we acquired knowledge; in our educational system, most knowledge is supposed to come from books, but I believe that is simply imposing someone else’s thoughts on you; yes, books provide you with the necessary skill set to receive knowledge, but true knowledge comes from experiencing things and seeing things with your own eyes; I can attest to the fact for this.

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