The first two school days

August 20, 2013

I’ve been busy the past two days as you probably can tell, hence the few updates here. I take it as something positive though. Even though I don’t have lectures for, let’s say five hours per day, I have plenty to do! So far I’ve been to two different classes, and already have a crap load to read, write, learn, understand, and prepare. I love it and it feels great. Just a lot to do right now. I believe the fall is gonna be fast this year.

Let me tell you this; in one of the classes (out of four): I will have two papers to write, three exams, quizzes every now and then, class assignments, two cultural events to attend, and to write about. Plus read all the six books required for the class, attend all the lectures since they are mandatory, participate in discussions, and write my thoughts and questions actively on an online forum. This is one fourth of what I will do until the first week of December.

It’s a bit different compared to Sweden and the University there (not that it wasn’t hard, because it was sometimes; but the system, here in the States, is different and it feels somewhat more intense). The professors are awesome so far, and tomorrow I’ll have my two design classes for the first time – YAY! I’m glad I signed up for something connected to my major this semester. Gonna be so much fun!

I’ve been studying quite a lot today and ready to go to bed now. Will probably dream about Mesopotamia, drawings in caves, early cultures, early civilizations, and different creation stories. It’s really interesting, but intense and a lot to remember.

Hope you’re having a great week!

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  • Reply Holly August 21, 2013 at 4:15 AM

    sounds as intense as doing an engineering degree! Lots of work is always a good thing – means you’re getting your monies worth in teaching 😉

  • Reply Carissa August 21, 2013 at 5:02 PM

    I’m glad you’re feeling so excited about this. 🙂 I’ll be starting my teaching degree in a week and am feeling the same way. And as for the American university system… it takes a little getting used to, but it’s nice. I know that I always get super overwhelmed the first couple days of every semester because the list of assignments is so daunting, but once I get going it’s always manageable.

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