As you start to fill out your course selection card for the 2020-21 school year, some of you are wondering of cool elective classes to take. Here are a few of my top picks, with all due respect to the others, of course:
- Any language class: This is the one time on this list where I’ll be vague. It’s really important that you take another language. There are so many benefits, not just that it looks good for college. Studies have shown that students who take a foreign language class have improved overall academic performance, and plus knowing another language opens up so many more career opportunities for you.
- Photography: One of my personal favorites – in this class, you’ll learn how a camera actually takes a picture, history of some great photographers, and what makes a great photo.
- Personal Finance: I never personally took this class, but there are certain classes at Memorial that you take because what you learn is really important for life, no matter what you do. Personal finance is definitely on that shortlist of classes.
- AP US Government and Politics: While this class is only open to juniors and seniors, I’ve found that this is easily one of my favorite classes I’ve ever taken at Memorial. You don’t even have to know a lot of background info. The way the class is taught, and how the AP test is set up, it’s really hard to fail. Plus, you can brag of how educated you are to your peers about politics.
There you have it! Again, there are plenty of other good courses to take here at Memorial, but this is a shortlist of my personal favorites.
By Nic Braico