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Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Week 1 of Classes

As I mentioned in my last post, I decided to go back to school.  My first round of classes started the 28th and will last for 10 weeks.  I will then have 8 days off before my next round of classes starts.

This "term" I am taking Eight Effective Skills of the Legal Studies Student and The Paralegal Professional.  So far I like both classes.  They are taking some getting used to though.  The online classroom is so different from a traditional classroom, just as one would expect them to be.  Even if I was taking traditional classes though, it would still take some getting used to considering the only time I have been in a classroom in the last 12 years is for parent/teacher conferences for my children.

The first week of class hasn't offically ended yet, but I have gotten all of my assignments finished.  This first week saw the first essay of this back to school experience.  I was stressing over the essay big time.  The essay was only 300-400 words, which is really short.  And the topic was my ideal career.  Should have been easy, right.  But I stressed over it so bad.  I don't have a lot of confidence in my writing skills.  I think they suck big time.  But with the help of a friend physically asking me questions to get me brainstorming, I was able to write the essay.  Even though I thought it sucked majorly, I submitted it to my instructor.  My instructor apparently didn't think it was as horrible as I thought it was because out of 85 possible points, I got 73 (no, that is not percentage, that is points)!  Like I said, I think my essay skills suck horribly, so I was thrilled with that grade.

Since I am done with the assignments for the first week, I have reviewed the material again, and have now started some of the reading assignments for the second week for both courses.

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