Thursday, July 20, 2006

Taking My Brain Back To School

Now to clarify my previous mention of CCSN. I've recently come to the realization that I went about my college education ass-backward. Sure, I heard "take your core requirements first" but I rushed into it and took any classes that fit my schedule. At UNLV, I took a science class and Philosophy In Ethics. What the hell was I thinking? Don't know. At CCCC (before changing names to CCSN), I took Nevada History (good class but I wasn't prepared for the essay work) and Music Fundamentals (which was pretty useless because I couldn't tell a whole note from a half-note at the time if my life depended on it.) After dropping most of those classes I went off to Reno and took a Creative Writing class as well as Biology at TMCC. The first went very well (if I recall, as I haven't seen the transcripts yet) and the other I'm pretty sure wasn't so good.

With all my reading, I've come to the decision that I should use some time to take classes and at least finish a degree (which helps with the appraisal field.) Heck, if I started when I started my job nearly 13 years ago, they would have paid for the classes. So I need to take advantage of it now, albeit a bit late. This also means taking placement exams. But, it should be another interesting adventure and if I can do the classes online... easier for me to fit it into my schedule.

6 comments:

LoraLoo said...

Congratulations! Knowledge is power. I think you're going to enjoy it, really. You probably know this already - but try buying your textbooks on Amazon. MUCH cheaper. You'll have to tell me what you think of the online courses. They were only starting those during my senior year.

Teri said...

Speaking from someone who did their college experience ass backwards, it is never to late. If you need any help, just let me know. Not that I am offering to tutor you, (I can just see all the one liners Lloyd comes up with), but I would be happy to help.

New White Keds said...

Good for you! How exciting. I did college, the "forward" way and still feel like I missed out on a whole piece of it. Actually learning. But I am thankful for all the other experiences I garnered (and vocabulary too!) along the way.

Take your time and enjoy it, Marten. ENJOY it!

Ken said...

I am a firm believer in the power of education. While job may come and go, they can never take a degree away from you. I don't personally see degrees as "tie-breakers." They won't help you get a job necessarily, but not having one can certainly keep you from getting one.

Queen of Ass said...

Eh. I just finished taking a test today at lunchtime. I thought summer was supposed to be a break?

Lucy Stern said...

Good luck, Talk to a counselor and let them help you map out your next go round. Is it still 114 degrees over there?