July 7, 2011

I’m in the first week of my second, 6-week summer semester at school.  The professor is a vivacious, involved and committed teacher, and thank God (Oh my God, let me just express my naivete: apparently, what appears to be vivacious and committed at the beginning of the semester, turns into pompous and task-mastery when the glow fades.  This professor is a dick!) Because the professor I had last class was just terrible: you couldn’t hear him, he filled up the time just to make the class last until 9, his syllabus was vague at best and obfuscative at worst, and couldn’t commit to a teaching style…

So yes, I’m glad to be in my new class. I cannot wait until this class is over!

As part of our course long assignments, we will need to do the following:

  1. read the Wall Street Journal,
  2. listen to NPR,
  3. [there was a third thing that I am currently mis-remembering], and
  4. spend the last 10 minutes of the day reading fiction.
I was a little surprised at number 4, but his reasoning made sense: sometimes, you need that 10 minutes at the end of the day to just let your brain calm down and recharge.  It helps you sleep better.
I like it because it’s not a huge time commitment (the last hour of my day is usually the most structured with no room for frittering), and and it’s just enough to get a toe in.  If I read for longer than that, awesome, if not, 10 minutes is manageable and enough.
I’m definitely going to have no problem doing that homework.
Post edited on August 1, 2011.