Nov 16, 2009

How is School Going?

Musings of A Beautiful Mess
I've been emailed this question a few times and I realized last night that I received SO much support in going back to school, it's only fair to update everyone.

School is going great! I've got all A's and one B! WOOOHOOO!!!! I'm a bit bummed about the B, but I think I can bring that up. If not, I'm happy with a B. Ironically enough, the class I'm getting a B in, is my writing class. The class I walked into thinking was going to be cake. HA! Oh what a naive girl I am, sometimes (all the time). Apparently there is a difference between informal writing (blogs, emails and the like) and formal writing (essays, articles, ya know, the things smart people write). The good part in getting my ego put in it's place, is that I'm learning so much!

When I got my first essay back and it was a C+, I can't even tell you how ashamed and embarrassed I was. It really bothered me for days! I let it bring me down at first, and then I realized, with some help from Dirty, that this is my very FIRST college writing class. It may just be a pre-requisite and not going to my degree (yes, that has been said to me and no I didn't punch the person in the face, even though I should've), but that doesn't mean it isn't hard. I am SO glad that I decided not to take the higher writing class! Even after just three essays, my writing has improved. I'm really proud of my latest essay and I learned so much in between number 1 and number 3. I also had some help in learning a few things, besides going to class. I asked Heather if she would help me edit my paper and she did! When I got her email back, I understood what I was doing wrong. It wasn't just a "here edit my paper for me, so I don't get another C". She helped me, I am so thankful to her for doing that! Thank you SO much, Heather.

The one class I thought I was going to have problems with, was math. But nope! I'm getting a 97% in that class! My instructor is amazing and he explains things so well. I remember why math was my favorite subject in high school. This whole time, I always thought it was because Mr. Gump was my favorite teacher. Turns out, that I'm really good at math. Huh? Who knew?! We took a quiz a few weeks ago and I ACED it! I asked our instructor what my grade would look like after the quiz, he asked what my score was and when I told him it was 100%, he laughed and said it would probably bring my grade up a percent or two and he usually only gets that question when someone bombs a test. WOOOHOOOO! We took another quiz on Thursday and I got one wrong..bum deal. I really wanted to ace another one, oh well I'm still getting a high A!

The rest of my classes are going well. My computer class is a total joke! Not because it's easy, but because the book and the assignments in it are insane. The way the book explains things, is weird. It's all technical and takes you through so many steps. Which is good, but just annoying when I could've done it my way and been done with it 20 minutes ago. Technically I'm not getting an A in the class because there's a certain number of points after you turn everything in at the end of the term. But as of right now I have everything turned in and I've gotten A's on everything. I just need to finish one more chapter and take all my quizzes. Hopefully I'll be done with the class before the end of term. That would free up my Fridays, which would be a nice way to start the weekend.

So all in all, everything is going really well. I'm learning a lot and having a really good time. And as far as I know, my grants and loans are going through. Hopefully they'll pay my tuition soon and I can register for winter term. If not...well I'm not going to think about that right now. I'm going to bask in the glory of getting GREAT grades in COLLEGE! Crazy, I tell ya, just CRAZY!!!!

17 friends have commented:

Kristin on November 16, 2009 at 11:47 AM said...

I am so proud of you.

IF Optimist, then... on November 16, 2009 at 12:11 PM said...

Awesome job Beautiful. You are working hard and proving what a completely smart, dynamic and fabulous person you are. Keep up the great work!

Jaymee on November 16, 2009 at 3:42 PM said...

you are doing amazing. don't let one grade get you down, it is easier said than done, but essential. you are doing so well!!!!

Quiet Dreams on November 16, 2009 at 6:02 PM said...

So glad you're happy. Remember, the learning is the most important thing. I wish I had remembered that when I was in school...

JamieD on November 17, 2009 at 11:30 AM said...

Thanks for the update - I've been thinking about you!

Formal writing is difficult. References always dicked me up.

Aunt Becky on November 17, 2009 at 3:36 PM said...

Hooray for school! I'm glad it's going well.

cysteract on November 17, 2009 at 4:59 PM said...

Fantastic ! So happy you are enjoying it Congrats on the ace grades :D

MissMeliss on November 17, 2009 at 5:38 PM said...

That is SO awesome, and I'm glad you posted an update!! :D Yeah you!!! :)

I was always told I sucked at math in school... I proved everyone wrong and have a Math Minor under my Computer Science degree!! ;-) You GO GIRL!

BIG HUGS,
Melissa

c by the sea on November 18, 2009 at 6:07 AM said...

i'm so glad it's all going well for you! you should be proud of yourself for kicking ass :)

CanadianMama on November 18, 2009 at 7:25 AM said...

Yay for school!!!

Dolli-Mama on November 18, 2009 at 8:46 AM said...

Good for you!! :)

TSM Oregon on November 18, 2009 at 9:39 AM said...

you are amazing and such an inspiration to me! Love ya much! MWAH!

Sunny on November 18, 2009 at 2:17 PM said...

Look at you, smarty pants!! You are setting such a great example for your kiddos -- but better yet, improving yourself and your life in so many ways. Keep up the awesome work. :)

Serendipity on November 22, 2009 at 2:00 AM said...

I'm so glad school is going well for you, and yey you! for your great maths result!

tomi on November 22, 2009 at 3:48 AM said...

Hooray on the grades :D

My exam turned out differently but it's all good ;)

gerardinebaugh on November 26, 2009 at 7:30 PM said...

Great job with all the A’s. Getting that C+ in the writing class just tells me the teacher is top notch.

Flying Monkeys on December 1, 2009 at 9:39 AM said...

I'm glad it's going so well!

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