Category Archives: Education

With Time to Spare!

I finished all assignments due for my two classes today. I’m taking Tina to her procedure tomorrow morning so I’ll bring my books with for next week’s assignments and readings. Now it’s time for me to go to bed

Progress on Wednesday Deadlines!

I finished reading the 3 chapters for one of my classes last night and managed to write the two original posts due by the end of the day. I still have a chapter to read in my other course with a post due at 5 minutes to midnight tonight. I am confident I’ll get it done.

Avoidance Techniques Eventually Avoided

Not only did I avoid avoidance techniques, but I finished my homework with time to spare!

Avoidance Techniques

I am engaged in avoidance behaviors. Actually, I’m suffering from Educational Anal Glaucoma – I can’t see my ass doing my school work. I’ve put away the laundry. I am next going to clean out the litter box. After that? Oh hell, I don’t know………

Cleaning and Organizing

My desk was a pile of papers. So, I went about sorting and shredding. I now have a clear desk. I am also cleaning out empty shoe boxes and other various junk to throw into either the recycle bin or the garbage. This is the usual routine I go through when I am approaching a new semester. I’ve got two classes coming up – both online – and I am clearing the clutter as a representation of clearing my mind for new knowledge.

News

So, I put in for a transfer to MCF – Lino Lakes and it was accepted. I will be working as a release planner. Currently, I am living in Duluth and will be driving for a bit from there until I can find a suitable place for Tina and me to rent. It appears to be about a 2-hour drive. Not exactly the ideal situation while I am also doing two online classes. But, like I said, I am looking for a place that is small enough so as not to be overwhelming to clean, allows pets, and is centrally located so Tina can find a job that is within a 20-minute drive.

Two Things

One, seems there’s some kind of brute attack going on against WordPress sites so a pop-up is saying to use WordPress for both the user and password. If you have a user name for this site and plan on commenting, or such, go ahead and do as it says. If you’re just here to read, hit cancel.

Two, my classes for Spring 2017 have shown up on Moodle. Moodle is the program used to organize and control online classes at the U of M. It looks like I’m up for a lot of writing this semester as both classes are writing intensive. Unfortunately I was a bit late in getting around to registering for classes, so I didn’t have much of a choice. And that’s alright. I need to bone up on academic writing anyway. I am going to be much busier this semester than last. And last semester kicked my ass! Thankfully I don’t have any lectures I need to be watching 3 times a week like I did with Intro to Psychology. That was brutal. However, I believe there will be a weekly presentation in the Pharmacy class. Oh, and only one class has a text book, which is History of Psychology.

Technically both classes start on the 17th. However, I am planning on getting a jump on them this weekend. Actually, I already got a jump on both by watching the introduction videos. My hope is that though I’m taking 6 credits this semester, they will be less work overall than the 4 credit Intro to Psychology class of last semester.

Finished My Last Essay!

Okay, I finished my last essay for Intro to Psychology. Now I just have a lecture or two to listen to and some last minute review before the Big Final Exam on Saturday.

School Update

After having a rough middle I’ve settled back into my education. I had a rough week of not sleeping well and struggling with exams and quizzes. In fact, I thought I was taking a practice progress quiz, which I had 5 available tries. Unfortunately I was not fully awake and didn’t realize it was the actual quiz. So, instead of finding out where I needed to work on I instead got a crappy score. It had an impact on my grade. Sunk me to a C. However, I rebounded on the Progress Exam #2 with an 82% and also did well on some discussion groups. My grade is now back to an A-! I am very happy about that. We are starting to wind down. In fact, I have only two weeks left.

With that in mind, I’ve been putting more effort into getting my essays for each chapter done right after I read the chapter. I submitted one today and it was at a 90%! And the one before that was scored at 83%. So I have high hopes of maintaining that A-.

So, that’s my update on college.

Busy Day

I managed to get through 3 lectures as well as review a chapter and take the quiz. Also, I participated in an online discussion. All in all a productive school day!