Some students prefer to enroll in easier classes so they can earn a higher grade. Other students opt for challenging courses, even though they might receive a poorer grade. Which type of class do you prefer?

Recently, there has been a ton of debate as to whether enroll in courses that can take more effort despite not earning a high grade or whether enrolling in courses that require just the minimum bare of effort and you can easily end up getting a straight-A. I do believe that it's not about the grade that you obtain but rather the content that this course could hold. I feel this way for two main reasons, which I will explore in the following paragraphs. First of all, students who have this mindset of enrolling in a certain course for just getting a high grade rather than gaining the knowledge needed for further time in the future are because of their wrong choice of that major in the first place. Drawing from my own experience in college years, I have been surrounded by some colleagues whom they thought that their decision of choosing that major was not right – that led them to enroll in courses that just require doing projects that the average student can work on it and get a satisfying grade. Even though there were core courses that were an absolute must to enroll in as per the major they are in, these students couldn't even reach the C grade. For this reason, I wholeheartedly believe that such a category of students who are doing this was due to their bad choice of their major in the first place. Moving on to the second reason, such students project themselves to the easier courses than the challenging ones due to the content of the subject itself. These students assume that what they are studying has nothing to do with the world that they are living in, which I can personally relate to it to some extent. This is because of the size of the content itself which could be too long and not informative enough. Drawing from my own experience, I can tell that I enrolled in core courses that hold too much information which is on real ground, half of these materials I wouldn't use later on. Hence, it's certainly clear why students take such decisions, if we put ourselves in their shoes. Personally speaking, I do prefer challenging courses even though they might cost me a B grade, especially if I'm an A student throughout the four years of college. This is due to the fact that it's a part of my personality to challenge me and take risks that could later pave the way for me to more opportunities. I believe that in life we have to take decisions out of our comfort zone as life doesn't always go on our way, right? All in all, everything has its own pros and cons and so as the courses we decide to enroll in college. The answer here is why we have decided on that choice in the first place!
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