Friday, September 2, 2011

Not so good start

Oh boy - I'm just feeling really upset with the way this semester is going so far. I've been so ready for school to start and now that it's here I'm having a REALLY hard time getting into the swing of things. What stinks is that all these classes are required and I only kind-of-like one of them.

My Spanish class is just kicking my butt - and I honestly think a lot of it has to do with the professor. I thought she was going to be great - she's fun, but she doesn't teach very well. We are expected to know everything before we come to class. She'll assign us a lesson or two and when we come to class she doesn't really go over it. =/ She will VERY briefly but she doesn't expand on it or explain anything very well... When we have asked her questions her response is "well just look it the book, it explains it well"... no... it doesn't... She uses class time for in class activities so that we can learn the language by using it... That's all fine and dandy and I think it's important to do that - but It's hard to do when we don't know how to properly say the words and have problems knowing what they mean. It's also complicated when you don't exactly explain to us what we're doing in the first place in English. She also only gives us VERY minimal time to complete a class activity... We get maybe 5 min at the most a lot of time to finish it and I never get more than 1/4 done - so I fall behind. The online component is a joke - I am getting questions marked wrong because I am not including Tildes... how am I supposed to do that on an English computer?! Blah. And she doesn't explain enough in class to know what the heck we're supposed to be doing at home for the homework. I am way worried as we start to get deeper into the material. I'm already behind quite a bit - how is this going to work out =(

I'm also frustrated with my Econ class. I'm only in the first chapter and I'm really confused. I'm just going to try to push through it because, unlike Spanish, I think this class might get better as I understand the jist of it and get the hang of how it works. It doesn't help that I haven't had math in several years either - but I hope I can get through it. Only bummer thing is the one is online and so things are a bit limited with online classes.

Bioethics so far is going okay... I haven't pushed onward too much with this class but I'm liking it so far! Research Methods.. Ehh it's great for a boring subject ;-) He's a good professor and he tries to make it kind of fun.. kind of. lol I can live with these two.

I'm just going to continue to keep pushing along.. doing my best to stay caught up and learn everything I need to know. It's hard though. This semester is REALLY hard.


  1. is there a way to switch your language class? switch to Russian and I can tutor you!!!

  2. I totally hear ya on not having such a great start to the semester. Hopefully this gets better? :\ Some semesters are worse than others (as I very clearly learned last semester....ugh!!!)
    Hang in there! It won't last forever. :)