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Monday, May 9, 2011

First Day of School

Monday, May 9, 2011.

Today was my first day back to school in 29 years.  I was feeling old and crusty as I sat among beautiful and handsome young students in my Philosophy class today, but hey, it takes some of us longer than others to get the job done.

The professor was working really hard to scare kids out of his class talking about how intensive it will be; the amount of reading required every other day; the expected quality and quantity of the papers we will submit; his tough grading policies; and his complete intolerance of late work.  One girl got up and left during his hour long spiel (the class lasts 3 hours two days a week).

But I'm not worried about Philosophy (maybe I should be??)  I'm actually too scared about my Intermediate Algebra class to spend much of my anxiety on Philosophy at this point.

I'll keep you posted.  Maybe some of you can help me with homework assignments and give me tips on keeping up with those young students who already know everything.


Tina said...

Good for you!

And about the tip . . . . those young students will probably have to run to keep up with YOU! You'll probably be at the top of the class!

Dani Marie said...

I'm so proud of you Mom! You are going to love being back at school, and I'm absolutely positive no one thinks you are old or crusty. And I bet you're better looking than any your "beautiful and handsome" classmates. Also, I will help you with homework! Except Algebra. That's what you have Bryan, Kevin, and Dad for. I'm great at proofreading papers, though.

Lesley said...

That is awesome!!!
Several years ago when I went back to school a teacher told me that it's the "non-traditional" students who are usually the best students. Good luck!!

Georgia said...

Thank you for the words of encouragement. I'm anxious to do well and excited to learn new things. (or 'recall' as Socrates says we already know everything in our immortal soul, it must just be recalled to our body's mind).

You can bet I will be calling on your proofreading skills, D-Girl!