I am really annoyed right now. Why? Because, for ONE CLASS, I have almost 100 pages of reading and a 3 hour film to watch…we were given almost a week to do this, I suppose, but we just had our fall break weekend. Not to mention, in the last class before break, our professor forced us to stay until 5:30, making our class THREE HOURS LONG. During that class he also attempted to give us his copy of the film we have to watch, but it was too big for everyone’s USB drives…so now I’m forced to watch it illegally online. The picture quality is terrible and these ad videos keep playing about every 2 minutes and I can’t get them to stop…so I’m just ignoring them since the movie isn’t in English, anyway.
Lesson learned? Don’t take too many classes with new visiting professors (aka visting professors that haven’t been teaching here for a couple of years).
I’m really looking forward to next term- the aforementioned class will be over, as will my equivalent to a freshman seminar course. Next term I’m taking-
- Negotiating Educational Policy
- America in the 21st Century: End of Empire?
- Constructing Visual Narrative
I’m hoping to replace the last class with History of Natural History…if I get in (I’m 15th on a long wait-list). I also don’t know very much about Constructing Visual Narrative so there’s a chance I will replace it with something else. I’m also looking forward to not having to work off-campus winter term. I’m assisting one of the professors here who is working on getting debate-related activities started. It’ll just be 10-12 hours a week, minimum wage, but still- it’s grocery/gas money. ALSO hopefully my boyfriend will be starting here in January! That will make pretty much everything better/easier.
I have the feeling tonight may be my first all-nighter here. I still have almost all of the reading I mentioned to get through…in addition to finishing this movie which I’m not enjoying much at all. Still have about an hour left. Oh and did I mention I’m supposed to read TWO ENTIRE BOOKS by Friday? And finish an art project for Tuesday?
I’m working 20 hours this week but it’s my last week of work…and I really do need the money. I also have a bonus coming in a couple of weeks.
I really love it here, but this first term has been crazy…all I’ve really had time for is school and work, sleeping and eating. I’ve been neglecting running/exercise, in general. I wish I had more free time to do a whole bunch of things. I think I’ll find a balance eventually.
Time to go be productive again.