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Is Advisory Doing Its job?

Mitchell Benner, Staff Writer

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Every Wednesday between third period and lunch, students trudge over to the most pointless class ever. Yes, I’m talking about advisory.

Sure, a class where you can catch up on homework and “learn about college” sounds pretty good, but those things are essentially impossible to do in 24 minutes. I mean come on, by the time the teacher gets the presentation up and running, there is just a few minutes before the bell rings. And on some days, the presentation doesn’t even work. Also, as a high school student I am starting to think about college and seeking advice on how to exactly get into one. The advice can not be found in advisory.

Us students are often given these random papers that tell us to fill out college info. How in the world am I supposed to catch up on homework if I’m forced to do some random resume scavenger hunt?

And I am not alone in this struggle. I have listened to lots of students opinions about their advisory class. “Advisory is a 15 minute break period where I get to play on my phone,” says senior, Brandon Korf. Korf, having been in advisory for four years, says that “the attitude most students have towards [advisory] is a lackadaisical approach,” which brings up the question, why even have advisory?

Well some students find advisory to be a useful class and others find the time useful for catching up on homework. Some even spend advisory talking with their teacher. “What I get out of advisory is a time to ask questions about class,” says sophomore, Oliver Schnitzenbaumer.

I think advisory is a good idea with a lot of potential for beneficial progress. A class dedicated to teaching students how to get into college sounds really good to me. But right now the class is pretty much a joke.

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