Back on Track....

So it looks like summer is back in session for me again! I was hoping to get by without having to take any courses this summer but due to some unforeseen circumstances I am enrolled in classes once again. There is a bright side to this though, they are ALL online once again J!!!! I couldn’t be more excited! (I know, I know, it sounds really nerdy to be excited for school but the advantages to being able to take online classes outweighs having to take classes on campus!) I have the ability to work around thirty hours a week here in the Dean’s Office at the College of A&S. I couldn’t have asked for a better job or a better place to work! With the fun, easy going attitude of the staff and faculty in the office, I have only the warm summer air to blame; it just makes this the most enjoyable workplace I have ever worked!

               Another really neat thing is that I have the same professor for Anthropology as last summer, the great and wonderful Dr. McDonald!!!! Last summer I embarked on taking ANT 160, however, due to a change in my major (it was biology and is now accounting and business management) I have to take ANT 101. Upset by Gatton, my new college, not accepting my ANT 160 course as credit for my USP requirement, I reluctantly decided to take it over the summer. Things just worked out for the better though! I have confidence in the material and the material that Dr. McDonald will present will bring me a step closer to understanding humans from many different perspectives, just as she accomplished last summer. I walked away from the ANT 160 course with a new found perspective on the things in my life that I took for granite; and the material discussed shined a new light on those people who are still living the nomadic life style.

               My other course that I am perusing is also one of my USP/pre-major courses that I am required to take, STA 291. So far, everything has gone pretty well other than some missing notes for the lectures for this past week. But, all is well; they were found and were downloadable from blackboard within a short few hours!

               An FYI: A lot of information needed for the course is found right in your syllabus!!!! I know from my point-of-view, I have received so many syllabi that it is ridiculous! But these things still serve a very vital role in every single course (I’m sorry guys, but I have had this stressed so much within the past week by my professors, that I felt like carrying on the same message).

Dr. McDonald kept the same sort of schedule, a day by day regime to stay on top of the course. Love this! It is much easier for me to see things on a day by day basis, know what I have to do ahead of time, and be prepared (it also serves the purpose to not be so overwhelming at times).  Professor Gebert has given a week to get three lessons completed as well as our lab. Pretty simple enough huh? 

There is no doubt that this semester I am sure will have its ups and downs, because, I mean, get serious, you are dealing with technology – and BlackBoard (which has a mind of its own sometimes!) Everyone just needs to stay patient, deal with the problems as they come… and remember to always not wait until the last minute to do your homework or test!

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