Short Breaks

The last week of class is always one for reflection and finishing up coursework. As I finish up my last semester of the 2015-2016 school year. It feels weird that the class is ending a couple of months after the 2016-2017 school year started for most college students but that is just how our semesters fell.

It’s been a good year, I feel like I’ve gotten a lot accomplished. My grades are good, I have a good plan for the coming school year in place, I am ready to keep plugging away at my Junior Year. I am technically a Junior now but I still need a few more classes before I will be able to start on my next round of classes for either Major. The next big class in my Majors that I need to take is The English Language. I need 60 or more Credit Hours from the school to qualify to take it as an online student. I’m hoping that by the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year I will have completed my General Education Requirements and my Core Classes for both majors. From then on out I can plug away at my Fiction Concentration workshops and my remaining electives. I’m probably 30 classes away from being done.

As I reflect on this particular course, Intro to Critical Thinking, I find myself… unfulfilled? I guess that’s the best way to put it. The beginning of the course was helpful and engaging. Right up to the midway point I was super engaged in the class, even with how crazy life was. The second half of class has been, well… boring. Lots of technical talk, lots of dry and often redundant discussions, and, overall, it was a disappointing finish.

Right now my grade is going to depend on my final discussion. I will either receive a low B or a high B, which, considering how the semester started, I’m comfortable with. I’ll get my final grades soon, so I will be able to update everyone in next week’s column.

The past year has been nuts. Even the last few months have be literally life altering. Looking back there is very little I’d change about the past few semesters. Life is a lot different having a Foster Child at home. Definitely a lot busier, but it’s just one more layer of life.

Next week there is no class so I’ll be talking all about the coming semester, what the layout is going to be, and my NaNoWriMo project. The US elections are fast approaching, as well, so there will be much to discuss. Until then, have a great week.