My school grades came in today.
I was so stressed out the last four weeks of school because my math course was so challenging for me. I don’t like math and have never been good at it. You cannot get through college without taking math. I took History of Mathematics thinking that I would not be doing any math at all, and just history of math.
I had to do some algebra, calculus, geometry, statistics, write math in Egyptian and a few other ancient forms. For math I also had to do a book report and write several other papers. The workload in my math class was excessive. I could not keep up with the other students and felt deeply bogged down. I tried so hard and kept praying that I would at least end up getting a C.
Not that my other courses were not challenging enough. I had to do so much reading and write what seemed like endless papers. I had to also make sure that I sufficiently participated in the class discussions each week.
Anyway, without further ado, here are my grades.
Educational Planning Workshop = A
Renaissance and Reformation = A
Learning Styles = A
History of Mathematics = B+
I was very emotional when I saw my grades.
This was my first semester back in school after so many, many years. I had forgotten how hard college is. I am enjoying my experience in college this second time around, but it can be very challenging. It is a good thing that I did not have to worry about going out to work. I had the time to really study and apply myself.
The spring semester begins on January 21st. I am enrolled in four courses for a total of sixteen credits.
1). Power and Privilege
2). Exploring Place: Humanities
3). Communication Analysis
One of those courses (Forgiveness) is a residency, which I am very excited about. My faculty adviser thought it was very appropriate to add to my degree curriculum since I do plan on becoming a spiritual leader. The residency part of the Forgiveness course entails going away in April and spending three days in a hotel attending a special workshop. A special grant was sent aside for 13 students which covers our hotel stay and pays for all of our meals during the three days.
Now that I don’t have to take another mathematics course for the remainder of my college career, I am going to focus on getting A+ in all of my spring courses. Maybe I should not aim so I, but I am going to try. I really would love to top the A’s that I received.
After I pass my spring courses, I still have 8 more credits that I need to earn, so that is two more classes. I am not sure if I will take them during the summer or give myself a break and do it in the 2014 Fall term. I also still have several Prior Learning Assessments to write. So I will not have my degree in June as I original planned. I need to be more patience and give myself the time to do everything that I need to do. It is no big deal to get my degree in December instead of June. So what if I don’t start graduate school until 2015. Rome was not built in a day either, as the saying goes. If I am not completely burned out after earning my masters, I will continue on to earn my Ph.D. (just for the heck of it). Although I can’t say that I am thrilled about having to write a dissertation to get it.
A Happy New Year it is, indeed, so far!