The wind is starting to blow and the rain is about to start.
Hopefully everything will be okay.
Hello dearest readers. I know you all must feel terribly neglected. My bad.
I started school last Monday. It might have been the best first day in all of my semesters there at the college. I've been there long enough to know a lot of people and I have a friend in every class I am taking, even if they are new friends. J Here's the schedule:
7am: Psychology of Development. I have the same teacher that I had for Intro to Psych because I know how she teachers and how her tests are set up. Plus, she posts all of her notes online (SCORE!). This semester, I have to create a "life-span scrapbook" (infancy, early childhood, middle childhood, so on and so forth) and I also have to do Service Learning. Service learning is like community service that is required to pass the course. I have the choice of doing it at a retirement community or at a local high school. I'm not sure which one I want. I think that the psychology professors are working on trying to get the program that I worked with over the summer approved for service learning as well. That would be great because I already know the directors and the kids that are in the program. Keep your fingers crossed.
8am-11am: Anatomy and Physiology 1. This is going to be a pretty rough class. I think about 10 of the students that are in my class now actually took it last semester and either failed it or withdrew from it because they were in danger of failing it. I'm a little scared of this one, to be honest. It was only the second day today and there is so much to read and try to remember. And there is added pressure because this is a required class for getting into the nursing program and from what I have heard about the admissions and how selective they are being (30 students out of the 500 that applied??? What??), if I don't get at least a B in it (even with having all A's in all of my other prereqs and general ed. courses), I can kiss acceptance goodbye.
11-12:30pm: Work. J I love my job. The only bad part: If I am tutoring you, don't answer your fucking cell phone. Seriously. A.)You are not even supposed to be on it in the learning center anyway. B.) It is incredibly rude to me. Next time it happens, I'm just walking always from the session and they can come find me after they are done chatting. I have other things I could be doing and other people I could be helping.
1pm: Statistics. I wasn't too worried about this class until we got our first homework assignment. Yeah. I might be in trouble.
2pm: Intro to Humanities. My "easy" class for the semester. We get to read poetry, write stories, paint and we even have a guy coming to teach us how to tango for our chapter on dance. Sweet.
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Tips From Former Nursing Students Because we need all the help we can get.
Indo-European Languages Tutorials Best language tutorials on the internet.
Rate Your Students You know the professors talk about you when you're not around, right? Most students deserve it anyway. Click the link for some of the most entertaining and honest higher education commentary you will ever read.
College Students: College Life and Technology at The Students Blog Really great general information articles.
Dictionary.com Best dictionary site ever…way better than going to Google and typing "define: whatever".
Top Ten No Sympathy Lines Don't ever, ever, EVER, under any circumstances say these to a professor. Seriously.
How to Swear Pick a curse word. Pick a language. This website probably isn't the most accurate but if you have nothing to do on a Friday night, get together with friends and practice throwing insults back and forth in Farsi.
[Note: List subject to editing.]
It has been a really productive day so far...and it is only 4:30. I guess that is what happens when you wake up at 4:45 in the morning...without the help of an alarm clock, I might add. My clock was set for 5:50am but I bet it. Plus, I hate the sound it makes so any morning I don't have to wake to it, I win. It is a "natural sounds" alarm clock, so instead of an awful buzzing sound or something, I wake up to equally awful cathedral bells. Yuck.
We left the house really early and bought school supplies this morning. All I needed were a few binders and some black pens because I still have some stuff left over from last semester. Plus, I bought some regular folders last week. I didn't want to get too much last week because that was when EBR school started back and all the stores were absolutely crazy and I didn't want to get stabbed over a red pen like it is the last one in the universe. "That's my protractor, bitch!" :::stab::: No, thank you.
I also went to the school's book store this morning before work and bought my books. Three books. All paperback. $400. And the worse thing, I will never use them after this semester. Why do they have to update them every year? It's ridiculous. I mean, come on. Do you honestly think I am going to read that psychology book after the final? No. But mom did get some really cute highlighters that look like syringes. Too cute.