Caught Up, But Not For Long
When I went to class Thursday night, I was all caught up with all of my assignments, but of course, I was given more.
I'm still waiting for the grade to the Photography test I took Thursday to get posted. Because I've been focusing solely on Chemistry, I'm afraid that when I got home Tuesday night after meeting my tutor after class, I couldn't keep my eyes open. I tried to read the book, but I just couldn't. I don't think I did very well on the test, but anything higher than an 85 will make me happy.
As for History, that's exactly what I made on my first test. Quite frankly, I'm dismayed because I think I did more to prep for that test than I did for any of the tests last semester. Oh well. If I make a 90 on the remaining two tests, I'll earn an 88 overall. Translation: miss less than 10 questions collectively on the remaining tests and I will earn an A.
Chemistry, on the other hand, is still very much up in the air. I turned in a lab from last week Thursday night. The entire class was afforded this privilege because of the test we had on the previous Thursday night. Since we didn't have lab after the test, we were given a week to complete the lab at home. (This lab didn't require any chemical reactions, just a study of bonding.)
This Thursday, in addition to turning in the two week-old lab, we performed two labs in the lab. Thus, I waiting for the three lab grades plus the homework grade to get posted to hopefully bolster my confidence.
Working with the tutor has helped, but I do wish that I could get a second session a week in with him. I'm caught up now, but of course I haven't started on what's due Tuesday night. I'll likely push that homework to tomorrow (Monday) night.
I should do it today and may still as there are several hours left in this day, but I also need to read up on the work I've caught up on plus where we're heading next. Basically, I need another week of no obligations to get truly caught up. Of course, that's not going to happen. I'm confident that the work will get done though.
I just texted my tutor and he said he could squeeze me in tomorrow night. That's when I'll do the homework. Today will be spent reading History and Chemistry.
I'm facing developing my own photos with trepidation for fear that I will have taken some
halfway decent photos but will ruin them before the see the light of day. Of course, the opposite holds true as well: I could take horrible pictures because I'm not compensating for the ISO of the film and wind up ruining what was already crap. It's a wash I suppose.All Online, That is the Question
I'm considering taking all three of my classes next semester online. This would allow me to keep a normal work schedule and it may make Chemistry easier
, but then I have
to be disciplined to make a schedule and stick to it. I think I will continue to show up for Chemistry though and likely Photog 2.
I also need a fine arts. I was going to take Music Appreciation because I was told by a co-worker who is also taking classes at Calhoun that he had to write an essay every week on the music he was required to listen to. I think I would like the challenge of writing like that, but I'd probably just cock it up and write crap because I wouldn't wan to write because I was being forced to write. *le sigh*
I did find out at the beginning of this semester that my Photog professor will be teaching Art Appreciation next semester (Summer) here in town. I have enjoyed his teaching style thus far and think I may enjoy taking the class under him. I'm just hoping that there isn't tons of memorization required.
One thing I will NOT
do, however, is take late classes between early classes or vice versa. Everything will be taken at the same time. I've toyed with the idea of taking all of my classes on the same days (M-W or T-R) but I'm not sure how I'll like that. I think it would allow me to have something closer to a normal work schedule.
I've even thought about taking Photog 2 online so I don't have to do color film development. As I understand it, Photog 1 is being offered online this semester, but because it's an online class, they get to submit digital pictures.
Any thoughts on scheduling the summer semester would be greatly appreciated.A Red Cup
I was playing around with my lenses trying to apply what I've learned thus far in photography class. While I achieve my main goal of creating a shallow depth of focus, I can assure you that there wasn't as much light in the room as appears here on screen. This was mainly a study in composition, but I like the overall image. My only gripe is that the depth of field wasn't shallow enough.