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?

There is no shortage of opinions on what should be a student’s priority when deciding which class to enroll in. If I were forced to choose, I would definitely select more difficult classes even if it may result in a lower overall grade. It’s my firm belief that this decision is more beneficial and has a long-term effect on my professional life for many reasons. I will develop these ideas in the subsequent paragraphs. To begin with, establishing a higher goal means you have a chance to grow and learn far more than you would if you attempted an easy course. In basic class, you complete the tasks quickly and it usually does not require special knowledge. However, for advanced tasks, you have to be more creative and proficient to accomplish your homework. It also requires additional information and higher-level skills, which you can develop by doing such tasks. I have to admit that my opinion on this matter has been profoundly influenced by my own personal experience. At my university, my mentor offered me a focus research course and at that moment I had no experience in that domain, but I agreed. As I result, I was able to organize a focus group for my own study and even manage it by myself. That experience helped me in my next research and, compared to my classmates, I was the only person who was able to do things like that. As the result, at the end of the primary semester, I wrote my first science article based on the results I got from my small study. Secondly, I think that a higher level is a great challenge that helps you to unlock your potential and even bite your bias about some subjects. For example, at my middle school, I struggled with chemistry because I understood absolutely nothing in this domain. One day I got an opportunity to enroll in an additional chemistry course, which I used. It was a breakthrough for me because I discovered the whole logical and ordered world with its rules. Eventually, I found myself to be one of the best students in the chemistry class. I think, before I got that opportunity to unlock my potential in learning sophisticated things, I thought that I just did not have those special skills although I just did not have a chance to try something so complicated so it becomes a magnificent incentive itself. To sum up, I strongly believe that taking advanced and challenging courses is a great chance for students to unlock their potential and get the extra skills and expertise that help them in their future professional careers.
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