Another thing I am very happy about which is a little more recent than the mug making date is my textbook for my online class came today! I am super excited to start my class, I hate having a day go by and feeling like I’ve done nothing yet it happens all the time. I tend to get side tracked very easily especially if something upsets me, so now I have something to distract myself with. It’s nice to have a goal, and I have made a goal to finish this course in two months. I definitely need to finish it before september when my regular semester starts again. I did an online course last summer too and I think it can actually be really exciting to set your own goals and exceed your own expectations. It’s something I really like about self-paced courses because you can get ahead without worrying you’ll show up to class just to have your prof say “and we will skip the next chapter.”
This also gives me something to do to ensure that I won’t go a day feeling like I’ve done nothing, even if I have nothing to do all day or have done nothing, I can take an hour or two to get ahead in my textbook or work on an assignment. It’s also important for me to practice because when I’m going through the program to become an accountant, all the work will be in an online format and I will have to keep myself on track. So normally I wouldn’t be super excited about having a boring law class to do, but I feel like right now it’s just what I need.
Well last night I couldn’t sleep at all, tossing and turning and waking up all during the night. I’m just worrying about everything and it’s slipping into my dreams. Then I woke up and found that I got my grade back and failed my last test. I’m in university right now and I had nothing below a B+ last semester. All my other classes are fine but I’m really struggling in this one.
The course is actually the second part of a two-part course, the first part I got an A in easily. We had a different professor and while he wasn’t super exciting he taught the material well and gave us really fair tests. The teacher for part 2 is really nice, and a lot of the students really like her but I’m just finding that I’m not learning much from her. Both teachers give interesting examples from their real jobs and how it applies to the material, but I just find this teacher doesn’t teach the material as thoroughly as the last one did. But it’s not unusual for me to like teachers other students dislike or dislike teachers other students like. It’s just frustrating because other students will be complaining about teachers and I’m thinking well maybe they aren’t fun but at least they teach properly, and other times students love a teacher and I’m thinking well she’s nice and the lectures are easy but she’s not teaching us all the material!
So now we’re getting closer to exam season and I’m going to have to find a way to get all my worries out of my head long enough to study for the exam to get my mark up since I was hoping for nothing less than an A- but I’m not sure that’s going to happen. Normally I can study really well on my own, I learn best by going through problems. But this is one of those courses where it is very technical and legal wording which makes working through things with the textbook quite difficult, and I found my other professor really helped to clarify things so I would be able to understand it but since this teacher doesn’t even go over everything there is a lot that you need to study on your own.