Wednesday, May 28, 2008

My First Experience

After attending BYU for 5 years now, I'm finally taking Spring term for the very first time and it's not quite what I expected. First of all, I had to miss the first 2 weeks of class because of Singers Tour to Southern California and 2 weeks for Spring term is like a whole month for Fall. I was a little paranoid at first about missing so much class and not being able to handle the load when I got back, but honestly, I don't think I missed that much (except a few boring 2 hour lectures). I've been in class for 2 1/2 weeks and I feel just as prepared as everyone else. So my classes aren't necessarily hard, but now that we're past the halfway mark, they're starting to pick up a lot of speed. I realized this morning that in the next 3 weeks I'll have to write 3 regular papers, 1 research paper, 2 extremely detailed veterinary case reports, and prepare a 15-minute presentation on South African music. In the back of my mind I've always imagined Spring/Summer terms as laid back, simplified versions of the regular semester classes. Not true. I really can't believe how much is required of me in so little time. Let's just say I'm "livin' on a prayer". :)

3 comments:

Andtheknee said...

Haha, i'm the first to comment on your post! :) Yes, summer and spring terms are not easy, but they're not as difficult as the fall/winter semesters. Plus you have more time to take advantage of the mountains and trails and all that good stuff. However, it's easy to have too much fun and fall behind, so as long as you do all your homework, life's a blast ;)

Mrs. Hadlock said...

Seriously. My first spring term was last summer and I don't ever wanna do it again! You think to yourself, 8 or 9 credits? Piece of cake! I'll take 2 of my hardest classes and just get them over with. Heh...heh...
Well, at least you don't have much time to think about it. You just get done what you can get done and then it's over!

Tess said...

I hated spring term...not easier at all. I echo your comments and will never do that to myself again. :)