Fried Brains

Well, I made it through my first day of classes.  I wasn’t nervous at all, as I have been in the past, which was nice.  The way my schedule is, the I have 3 classes on Monday and Wednesdays, 1 on Tuesday and Friday, and 2 on Thursday.  Weird, huh?  That’s mostly because I had to take an Educational Psychology class and it meets 4 times a week(!), even though it is only 3 credit hours. 

Today I had that class, Sensory and Perception class, and British Literature.  I was on campus from 8:15 until 12:45.  The ed. class was interesting, and I know that I will get a lot out of it, even if it seemed to be a bombardment of information.  I was feeling pretty good after it, but had to rush to the Sensory class since the first prof. went over time. 

When I walked into the next class, there were hardly any desks left.  I had to sit in the front row (yikes!).  The prof. was really awkward and I am pretty sure he hasn’t been “professoring” too long.  He spoke very quietly and actually told us that a lot of the assignments are just “busy work.”  Why the hell do we need busy work?  We are college students, and shouldn’t need someone to hold our hands through the semester to make sure we are keeping up with our reading.  Am I right?  Yes, let’s move on.

The final class of the day was and English class.  I signed up for it last minute because I had to round out my hours and it was required for my degree.  I have always loved English classes, and usually find them pretty easy.  It seems that our entire semester will be spent reading about what happened in England during World Wars I and II.  We have about 6 different books required.  No big deal, since some are poetry books and one is short stories.  I was excited about this class, because I enjoy reading so much.  The professor, however, again left something to be desired.  She spent the whole class today giving the back story of the wars.  I am pretty sure that everyone in there knows the back story, and if not, wouldn’t that be something we could research on our own?  It was so difficult to stay awake, and I noticed at least 5 other people having the same problem.  Grrrr.  Hopefully once we start discussing the material it will get better.

So, the first day has come and gone.  I have tons of reading to do tonight and tomorrow and a couple of paragraphs to write, but luckily tomorrow is my short day.  I’ll be home by 9:45.  The trick is to actually sit down and do it, right?  I have also been inundated by things from my sons’ schools.  Projects and just tons of information to process.  Due dates and reminders.  Story of my life!

4 Responses to “Fried Brains”

  1. 1 honeywine August 25, 2008 at 7:34 pm

    In my best Nelson voice… HA HA! ;P I’m so glad I’m done with school for a while. Now all I have to do is work 7 days a week doing everything else in the world. 😦 Maybe I won’t burn my school books yet! I think I need to get organized too. 😦

  2. 2 gingermagnolia August 25, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    You are SO MEAN!

  3. 3 Becky August 25, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    First days are the worst!

  4. 4 gingermagnolia August 31, 2008 at 11:05 am

    Becky – The whole first week was exhausting. I hope it gets better…

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