Thursday, January 11, 2007

Into The Swing of Things...Again

I've just completed my first week back at school since Christmas break. Ok, so technically I only have three courses, and I'm only there for three days, but nonetheless, my week is completed for school.

Yesterday, Wednesday, I had my Post Exilic Writings class. There were about 11 of us, but the prof said there were a few more who couldn't be there that night because it was conflicting with the end of one of the intensive week courses. I'm not sure how many were involved in that, but I'm thinking about 2 or 3.

Anyway, this class will be mostly discussion - which is what I like. We have 4 written essays to do (two pagers, but we have to interact with articles that we have to read for it), but they way they are set up, it would all work out to equal a term paper. Our first one is due in two weeks and we have to read the first 6 chapters (or 9...I forget, but have it marked down) of 1 Chronicles carefully, then read the article and then write our essay. There is no mid term I don't think, which is nice, but there is a final exam. It's worth 40% of our mark!! I would rather there be a mid term exam so that the value of the final exam wouldn't be so high. Oh well, can't do anything about that - except study ;o).

This afternoon I had Maritime History since 1800. This is on the Maritimes in Canada, focusing on New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, and Nova Scotia. Some of this class sounds interesting, but a lot of it sounds boring. I have a couple of ideas in mind for a paper topic, but need to discuss them with the prof to see which one I should/could do. I think, for the one I'd really like to do, there might not be a whole lot of information available on it, but I could be wrong. I've already looked up some stuff on the internet to see what was out there (did this some time ago because it was something I wanted to write about in a novel), and couldn't find much - though that doesn't mean there is nothing available in book form at the library. The other topic should have lots of info, but for both I think it depends on just what the paper is about - something specific and not general.

My third class, TESL, I just had this evening and have been home about 45 mins. from that. It's basically a continuation of the first semester. Most of the people who were in the class first semester are back, though some aren't. I don't know if it's because they failed, or decided not to take the second semester. For all I know, they didn't like the class and decided to drop it. No big deal, and it's none of my business anyway.

I think that this semester is going to have a lot more work than my first semester did - or at least it seems that way. I'll get through it though; I have in the past. I'm not worried about the amount of work. I just want to do well in my subjects.

Anyway, I'm off to read some blogs and do some knitting! Have a Christ filled day!


Bonnie Calhoun said...

I pray this sememster is very productive for you!

Anonymous said...

Hello Shelley

Thanks for stopping by my blog. Hope this semester goes well for you. I will be back to read more.


Anonymous said...

you'll do well! i just know you will. =)

Andrea said...

Have a Blessed semester!

This is my real life said...

hey shelley,
i've missed you! we have to talk and catch up with things...been a while...i hope you are well. God bless you!

Sting My Heart said...

Blessings on your studies, Shelley. I am glad that I don't have to turn book pages any longer. Although some OT and NT would be really cool...

Maggie Ann said...

Hi Shelley, your studies sound like they keep you busy...=). I'm glad you liked the penquin pic. Out zoo has a great aquarium which is fairly new. We don't go as often as we'd like..its an hour away, but we sure enjoy it when we do go. Well, I must go practise my cello, and maybe make myself another button bracelet. I've so much I'd love to do tonight, but the evening will be over before I know it. Time really does seem to fly by, doesn't it!