The Problem with POM

Sarah Wheatley

Photo by Sarah Wheatley
I hate POM. Not because I don’t care about the SAT, or don’t want to take the time to improve my scores, but it’s worthless. No one gets anything out of it. Everyone just sits there for five minutes and pretends to read, then circles random answers so they can fool around on their phones and talk to the people around them. I don’t want to be one of those kids. But because no one takes it seriously, no one can take it seriously. Yes, there is stuff that I would rather be doing, but my attitude is that I have to do it, so I might as well learn something. But any progress is crushed by my negligent classmates. It’s hard enough to read an article about the decrease of the use of public transportation so there is no way that I will be able to read in a loud room of complaining students. To make it even worse, it’s on Friday’s. Do it on a Monday, or a Wednesday, not the day that everyone is anxious and ready to run into the weekend. Not only is it a waste of time, but it is taking away from time. Some of my teachers already have tight enrichment schedules and combining that with the nuisance of taking away a half, and eliminating signing up with teachers who have homerooms with freshman in them, makes redo’s stressful. A solution would be to do it in the beginning of a class once a month, but I don’t think that it will ever be beneficial during enrichment.