Top 5 Reasons It Sucks to Be an Engineering Student

The times they are a-changin’.

This post seems to be older than 12 years—a long time on the internet. It might be outdated.

More or less shamelessly taken from Wired. Check out the Wired article to read all the gory details about why it sucks:

5. Awful Textbooks

4. Professors are Rarely Encouraging

3. Dearth of Quality Counseling

2. Other Disciplines Have Inflated Grades

1. Every Assignment Feels the Same

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5 thoughts on “Top 5 Reasons It Sucks to Be an Engineering Student”

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  2. Hello Andrew! I too am an engineering student and I agree with all of those ideas. I am angry that every semester I need to purchase new textbooks, when we all know that they will be obsolete at the end of the term.

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  3. @Wes G:

    Well, I don’t think they’re entirely obsolete. I usually end up keeping my upper division textbooks with the anticipation that I’ll be able to use them as resources later on.

    Also, thanks for the plugin. I’m trying it out now and am liking it so far!

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