As I end my 2nd day at the community college, I feel I must write about my experience.
The first day I had three classes. Pre algebra, Intro to Psychology, and Literature in Film. Let me just tell you, math first thing in the morning isn’t quite refreshing. My teacher is nice though. No one spoke to me in pre algebra. When I went to psychology class no one would sit by me or talk to me. I know it was the first day, but it was a bit disappointing. I felt like people were avoiding me. I couldn’t help feeling out of place. I seemed to be the oldest in all of my classes. My psychology teacher is pretty cool. He makes jokes. He’s a younger guy. I accidentally got 2 copies of my psychology book. So I have to take one back Thursday. It’s interesting having to upload all your homework and do quizzes on the college website called “blackboard”. It’s so weird. You used to have to print a copy and take it to school. I guess I’m just old… Anyway, Literature in Film was pretty cool. My teacher seemed kinda like a laid back hippie. He said he majored in Literature when he was in college. Literature in Film class is going to be fun. I’m excited to read Breakfast at Tiffany’s just to compare it to the movie. It’s definitely an iconic movie. Everyone in that class kinda talked to me and was very friendly. Most of my classes were pretty well close together except my pre algebra class. It’s half way across the parking lot.
So on to day two. I felt like day one was a great experience and I was happy to be in the college lifestyle. Now at day two, I can’t help but feel uneducated. I started this morning with my Critical Reading and Writing class. My teacher is very nice, but stern. He does not accept late work under any circumstance and he will be quick to drop you from the class if you miss more than 3 days. He did an interesting activity though. He made us introduce ourselves to the person to the right and to the left of us. Then he had us write why we were taking the class. I said because I loved to read and write and because it was a requirement for my major. So we had to walk around the class and compare our answers to everyone else and find out if anyone had the same answer. After that, he had us lineup by how long it took us to get from home to school. I was in the middle since it only took 20 minutes for me and that’s mainly because of construction. So we had to go around asking everyone how long it took them in order to determine where to stand. The teacher also has a policy that if someone yawns we all have to stand up. You have to understand, that is going to be hard for me considering the class is at 8AM. I can have a few cups of coffee or an energy drink and I’ll still yawn. So we’ll see how that works out.
My second class today was Introduction to Anthropology. My teacher seemed nice, but he’s one of those teachers that tries to catch you off guard and calls on you to answer a random question. I found that quite intimidating since I haven’t taken any type of history or science class in almost 10 years. So that class is going to be interesting.
I also had quite a bit of homework within the past few days. Nothing major. I had a short paper to write this morning for Critical Reading & Writing about myself. I mostly wrote about my ferrets, writing, and music. I took a quiz on the syllabus and aced it. I’m hoping I get a good grade in this class, as it’s the most important one to me.
At the end of the day, I’m very happy I’m not working anywhere. I cannot imagine how someone goes to school full time and works part time. With all the homework I’ve had, it just amazes me how some people do it. I would be so overwhelmed. I’m so fortunate to have a husband who doesn’t make me work.
Overall, I’m quite pleased with my college experience thus far. Catch me in a couple months and that answer may be different. 😉