I am a terrible student. I, traditionally, have not had a good attendance record. I tend to start papers the night or the morning before the papers are due. For instance, I had a paper due this morning at 8:15, but, last night, at ten o’clock, I had still not started the paper. I did get it done. It wasn’t that big of a paper: a summary of my observations of a group. No resources needed. Also, I have a group paper due at 11:30. The group part is done, but the one page summary of my participation is still not done.
Also, I don’t often read the texts. It’s terrible. I get the books, I intend to read them, but I just can’t make myself do it. This semester, I am doing better. I actually have done some reading and I have studied the DSM pretty seriously. It’s not that I don’t want to learn or do the readings, it is just I get so caught up everything else going on in my life that school sometimes takes a back seat.
Oddly enough, even though I am not a superstar student, I have a desire to continue learning. I want to get my PhD in Social Work and my MA in Sociology. I have such a yearning for more knowledge and I want to better myself through education.
I wonder, if I actually did my school work and really put the effort in, would I still have a desire for continued education?