Hey all! Had a pretty good day today. Was kind of tired but all in all it was a non-eventful day, which can sometimes be a really good thing. I am having major problems following my Psychology Professor because he moves around the room so much and I lose so much information because of my stupid ears. I really have to go and get my hearing aids adjusted; it has after all been a few years. I do have my digital voice recorder and that seems to help a bit. Good thing though that most of what he goes over is in the book and he does give out a study guide for the exams and tells us where to look for the quizzes, so mostly I am ok. I do have an A in the class so I must be getting it, just feel like I am missing out and feel like there is no real reason for me to be getting up at four in the morning for a class that I don’t feel like I am participating in.
Had Math as well today and took an exam. I feel like I did an ok job on that exam but watch, I messed it up or something. Here is another class that I feel like I am missing out with, because the Professor is always talking to the chalk board and I miss so much. Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays it is so hard for me to attend those classes because I think, what is the point? Everything I have learnt seems to come from the books and I don’t feel like I am being instructed. Maybe I am expecting too much. Maybe that is the way it really is and we really just have to read the books and that is all the information we need. Well at least it seems that way with those two classes.
Tuesday’s and Thursdays I have Western Civ and English Writing, now both of those I feel as those I am part of the class. My Western Civ Professor keeps us engaged and speaks very clearly and I have no issue with hearing him, and he doesn’t seem annoyed at all when I ask him to repeat what he said if I miss it. My English instructor is big on us working in groups and figuring out how to work certain problems. At first I was not thrilled with his type of teaching, but it is kind of growing on me, and in fact, next semester I am taking him for the next step in English.
The school hooked me up with a special kind of textbook for both Western Civ and Psychology that will read aloud for me as I follow along in the text on the puter. Usually it is used for people with reading problems or blindness, for me though I use it so I can learn how to pronounce words and associate them better to memorize their spelling, since I don’t have phonics skills and every word I know how to spell is from memory. That was way nice of them to do that for me and has helped a great deal. When I was a kid I was one of the first kids to get a tape recorder because I needed it for exactly the reason that this program they set me up with is being used. So that is why today’s picture is a old 1970’s cassette player. How many of you all remember those.
Ok so that is all for today so you all have a good one. TTFN