Middle of the week for me in school. Officially I have been in school for a full week now and let me tell you that this semester is going to be full of work. I didn’t realize that I could end up with more than I had in the previous semesters, but that is exactly what it seems like. Even though it looks like I am only going to have one final exam at the end, which is excellent by the way, I feel like the other two classes are going to hit me hard.
In Biology each week I have to do a PowerPoint presentation and a 25 question quiz. Of course there is also a lab each week, but the good part about that is I don’t have to do a lab report. One thing that is great is I have thirteen weeks of the semester and only have to do ten presentations, quizzes and labs. What this could mean is that I will be done with this course at the end of November and only concentrate on the other two classes.
Physics is not too bad. There will be homework after each class and of course reading the chapters in the book. I have to take a total of four exams and basically those are my grade with only ten percent of my grade being my homework and attendance. Again I have to attend the labs, but I don’t have to do lab reports. So that is not too bad.
Intro to Social Work has no quizzes or exams at all. I will have to do three 5 to 8 page papers, which I am actually looking forward to. The first one that I have to do is the history of Social Work. I get to pick a concentrated subject, and I have decided to discuss the asylums of the past. Since I chose that area I get to continue through for the other two papers. The second is on Social Policy and the last will be on the Social Work Profession. The great thing is the concentration I chose will be great for all three. Attendance is a part of our grade and we also have to write a journal entry each class about the material that we went over. Being that I blog, I think I have that area covered. If you miss a class, you lose out on the points for attendance and the journal entry, so being there is very important. If you miss more than three classes, you are automatically dropped from the class. Pretty scary stuff if you think about it. What if I have a semester like the last one?
This past Saturday I went to the Rhode Island Rally 4 Recovery. I hope you all have them in your states, because it is a great resource for information on recovery from addiction and mental illness. I brought my camera and took a few pictures. Here check out the shot I got of some balloons…
I didn’t stay long though. I really don’t know why I didn’t. I guess it was because this year the event was packed with people and I was beginning to feel anxious, and I really try to go with it and avoid taking Adivan. Guess it was getting much and actually I left the medicine at home.
Well I am going to head out because I have less than an hour before I have to catch the bus. TTFN