• Question: Is studying science harder than any other subject and if so in what way?

    Asked by JoshMattt to Anne, Florence, Mark, Neil, Sinead on 15 Nov 2015.
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      Florence McCarthy answered on 15 Nov 2015:

      I am a little biased but I would say no it isn’t harder than any other subject – you just need to think like a scientist and be dedicated to it.

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      Mark Collins answered on 15 Nov 2015:

      Hi Josh, all subjects are extremely difficult and take a lot of hard work and studying. As long as you are dedicated and apply yourself then you will be fine.

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      Anne Moore answered on 15 Nov 2015:

      No, science is not harder than other subjects. If you have an interest in a subject then it is alot easier!

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      Sinead Balgobin answered on 16 Nov 2015:

      I think every subject is challenging in it’s own way- it depends on the student, the teacher and the content of the subject. Sometimes in science it feels like you just have to learn a bunch of facts, or you are being asked to think about a complex subject before you have understood the basics. This can be true for other subjects as well though!

      In all subjects, I think teachers should try to make learning enjoyable- that’s when you remember and when you want to be involved. Students should always try to apply themselves and work hard to understand their studies- it feels really good when you figure out that difficult question, or find the best way for you to learn something!

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      Neil Day answered on 17 Nov 2015:

      Hi Josh – I don’t think science is harder than any other subject. It comes down to whether you anjoy it and have an interest in learning more. Science isn’t for everyone.