I’m not gonna lie, I totally cried when I saw this. Admittedly, it’s only sixteen credits… but it was the semester from HELL!
AND LOOK AT LIT CRIT I MEAN REALLY THAT’S SO BEYOND AWESOME.
I cannot believe I outdo upperclassmen. It makes me rather concerned!
And now I’m working full-time fast food :) Wheeeee
with Lit Crit. And I know I passed it the first time around! When I slid my paper under my professor’s door at 11:58, I felt like crying with joy. It’s over. To my disdain, I sold my 2000+ page “Richter Bible” back to the bookstore for $30.
And Lit Crit just slipped right outta my hands…
We lost three people this semester. They dropped. At least five people were retaking the class. I can’t imagine doing all that TWICE… But I passed! Hurrah, hurrah!
Now… to finish Military History. Go,go,go!
THIS SHIT MAKES ME WANT TO CRY MY EYEBALLS OUT.
THIS IS WHY COLLEGE STUDENTS ARE ALCOHOLICS, DAMMIT.
You know you’re feeling a little beat down when you accidentally write “service” when you really meant surface. Ha.
I wanted to take a load off my senior year but damn… I didn’t mean to make sophomore year complete hell! lol.
- I’m right where I need to be with AMH
- I’m scarily behind on Lit Crit—probably
two three weeks or so.
- I listened to the first 18 lines of the General Prologue on repeat while driving to Rapid City and I’ve fallen asleep to it before… there’s something slightly creepy about snuggling up in bed and falling asleep to Professor Wallerstein’s voice… lol??
- Need to start that Brit Lit paper…
- Mind too tired to continue. But there’s stuff. Always stuff.
Everything’s kind of uncertain right now, but I do believe this is my last semester of the year :\ I’m waiting on a job opening… I need to look into that.
but I’m having a really horrible day today :( And I just checked my student e-mail and guess what the Colonel sent me?
All his e-mail says is, “So far your answers for chapter nine are the best this semester.”
And earlier this semester, I completely half-assed a book report and was afraid to turn it in, but too frustrated to put any more effort in it… and he ended up replying, “Awesome Job!” and reading a portion of it to the class.
I think I need to be less hard on myself. Less afraid of rejection. I honestly think I create half of my own misery.
- Six chapters left of AMH—due in nine days.
- Nine days behind on LitCrit (five journals)
- LitCrit Paper due Wednesday, Must complete two more chapters before I can start
- BritLit paper due (???) Quote, Wallerstein: “You can hand in your paper this week, next week, or the next week. One of those three weeks.” and “I have been accused of promoting student’s procrastination… but oh well.”
- Memorization x2
- German is getting tiring, but I’ve got all Sunday’s homework done (YES!)
My professor is so charming. I’ve finally been assigned my first paper this semester (and of course coincidentally will be assigned another at the end of the week). He types up 3/4 of a page describing our assignment followed by 14 detailed, bulleted points. The last one reads,
- Be sure to start at least a couple of sentences (or even paragraphs) with the word “But.” If it’s good enough for Chaucer (and Milton and Shakespeare and Spenser and Faulkner and Hemingway and Joyce and Woolf and Toni Morrison and Thomas Jefferson and M. L. King), it must be good enough for you. But don’t put a comma after it.
I see what you did there.
to “Keep up on my homework.”
This goal was originally aimed at American Military History because my professor gave us the entire coursework 3.5 months ahead of all our other classes. Now that school is in full swing, I can’t focus on just one subject.
Plus, I feel like a douche being all, “Lookit me, lookit me! MILITARY LOLZ.”
The two main classes I need to focus on are Lit Crit (scary) and American Military History.
Here’s what Lit Crit looks like so far:
Fri: Class in Session
LOL. So still I work on AMH! Oh dear, it’s sooo dull! I need to make it through about 125 years of history before it gets into my area of interest.
Also! I think my favorite class thus far is Western Religions! Judaism is so fascinating! And I can’t wait to learn more about Islam. I feel it’s my duty to be very culturally informed, so yay! :):):)
OKAY. TO THE LIBRARY!
but I’m not. We all sat there for ten minutes and our professor never showed up. This is Literary Criticism.
Some kid was like, “Oh, I’ve taken this class before. He’s usually late” and a few others said, “yeah, me too” and one chimed in, “This is my third time actually. This class is no joke.” I asked who’s all taken the class before and five people immediately around me raised their hands.
So now. I’m going to do my AMH homework like a MOFO since we don’t have Lit Crit today. It sounds like I really need to get AMH out of the way so I can concentrate on my senior-level class.
I think I might add a psycho goal called “Pass Literary Criticism… WITH AN A.” I took a senior class last year as a freshman. I got a B, but I still outdid some of my older counterparts… but then again, that class wasn’t at the point where people we retaking it… It gives me hope, though.
Eesh. Fuck me running. Should have used summer better!! Dammit, dammit, dammit.
I’m halfway through chapter two.
Finally, a little time to write.
We have class every Monday from 3:00-6:00. Our LTC teaches in Rapid City and it is broadcasted into a classroom in our library’s basement. Because I have German from 2:00-2:50, I cannot drive to Rapid to have live lecture. However, on the first Mondays of the semester only classes after 4:00 are in session, so I decided to make the trip to at least have my first class in person. I was an excruciating 10 minutes late.
He broadcasted from Spearfish that day….
So I’m about 75% done with the chapter book we have to do a report on. This book is incredible. It’s called Tip of the Spear: U.S. Army Small-Unit Action in Iraq, 2004-2007 and it has really helped me understand what the hell happened over there and more importantly why. I can’t decisively say, “YES! YES! We should have definitely fought this war!” or “No, let them handle their own shit,” but I think anyone who is confused by the happenings of the Middle East should read this book.
I’ve also started on the first chapter of our coursework. My goal is to do about two chapters a week. That’s roughly 50 pages of reading + questions over the reading.
We also have to watch eight video lectures (about an hour a piece) and visit two museums and write on them.
Ooooh summer, I should have used you better. Shame on me. I feel as though I’ve failed.
This is TECHNICALLY a Fall 2012 class, but our instructor has made the coursework available over the summer… and I really need to take full advantage of that!
Five days into summer,I wrote up my “pretest” which wasn’t really a test at all—just an opinion on a single event or incident that had a lasting impact on the US. The problem is I never sent the freaking thing to my professor… so TWENTY-FIVE DAYS LATER…it’s finally submitted.
This has prompted me to start this goal. I usually just completely forget this class even exists. If I see this on my list, it will act as a daily reminder and hopefully motivate me to not screw myself over when real coursework begins.