Sunday, April 19, 2009

My Summer Class

I know it's been a while since I posted an update but I'm really sorry. I'm too busy this summer that's why I did not post any.

Hello everyone! I hope you’re enjoying the first day of classes, or that you do enjoy your first day of classes if it doesn’t happen to be today. Personally, I’m kind of wondering where summer went but that’s probably because I’m one of those crazy students who took straight six hours of summer classes from 10:40 am til 4:oo pm and got an amazingly short two week break before it would be the enrollment for next semester. It could have been worse but luckily my classes were all pretty organized and mostly my professors we're cool and very nice (I wished) so aside from the “lack of summer” aspect and mostly 'NO eating at lunch time', I can’t complain much.

For many students, summer is a time to take a break from school. They might travel, see some old friends, work a little more to make extra money or just catch up on sleep. Other students take a different path. They opt to continue classes through the summer. The reasons behind this decision are often as varied as the students on campus.

Every college girl – hell, every college student knows that school requires a lot of sacrifices. You give up things that you would have never otherwise dreamed of giving up beforehand. I’m entirely guilty of that (and don’t act like some of you aren’t, either), I’ve been taking my summer vacation for granted for years now, just vegging out, doing a little summer work, and reading.

I NEED to graduate in 2010; with the way tuition is, I can’t afford another semester or even another year. So since I was a little underweight in the distribution section, I decided to do what any smart, responsible college student would do; I signed up for summer classes.

Summer classes are no joke. They last just about a month, maybe a little bit longer. You’re learning things that are usually spread out throughout a semester, but crammed together into four weeks. It’s fast-paced, hectic, and time-consuming. It’s even harder if it’s a subject you’re not familiar with.

I'm taking BM13 and 2 Math subjects, the famous statistics and struggling calculus. Mind you, I’m already pretty well knowledgeable in this Maths since high school. But now that it’s pretty much being crammed down and even I’m having some difficulty.

If you’re taking summer classes, you can’t afford to be the slacker you might be tempted to be when those obscenely hot summer days roll around. You have to go to every class, because so much material is packed into one day that even that one absence can screw you over. You know that model student you promise you’re going to be in the beginning of the semester, but it eventually goes downhill? That’s the way you’ve gotta be during summer courses. Take notes, study, do all your homework, show up to every class, and ask questions. If you’re confused about something and you don’t take the chance to ask the professor right then, you’re pretty much screwed in terms of hoping it’s gonna come back up again to clarify itself. Trust me, it ain’t gonna happen.

The good thing about summer classes is that it’s over pretty quickly. Like I said, they range from about four to five weeks. After that, you never need to look at that Statistics or Baby Bio book again. They’re also pretty convenient, it’s a little painful, but faster and even easier in the long run.

Well, I’ll continue this on another day to avoid writing you a novel, but good luck with classes and until the next post, take care.



Big Sis on April 21, 2009 at 1:24 PM said...

So proud of you! Rest during the 2 week break!

Crossing my fingers that you'll be able to graduate in 2010! Review on April 23, 2009 at 12:07 PM said...

"every college student knows that school requires a lot of sacrifices."

I can totally relate...keep posting.
I enjoyed reading your post.

Color Printing on June 20, 2009 at 10:45 AM said...

Yeah, I agree that summer classes end quickly. But still, think of the time that you have wasted attending school, instead of relaxing! haha... Just kidding.
Hope you'll graduate in 2010!

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