I made it through my first day of college!!!!!
I had 2 of 4 classes this week and it was very interesting. My plan was to blend in and try not to be noticed. I knew I would spend the entire day explaining my life to people if they found out I was only 13 so I wanted to avoid it at all costs.
My first class was Biology at 9:30am so I wanted to get there early to sit in the front. Well that did not happen because at 9:15 most of the seats were gone and this was a lecture-sized classroom with over 60 seats. I sat towards the back and in the middle so I could see the white board. A girl sat next to me and said "I like your hair!" I said "thanks" and tried to avoid small talk, but then she asked me what year of college I was in. I WHISPERED that I was 13 and just getting started. She stared at me for a second and started yelling out to the rest of the row that there was a 13 year old in class. By that time other rows started turning around. Then I saw the professor staring right at me. I thought that she would tell the class to turn around and mind there business, but NO... She adds to the fuel by saying that "she is probably the smartest person in this room". I was in complete shock so I ignored everyone and pulled out my notes for class. I had read the PowerPoint that she emailed the night before and listened to her repeat everything that I took notes on. I saw everyone else writing down everything she said word for word until they realized that I had a print out of the entire lecture. Someone asked "where did you get that from?". I told them that everything was online to print out (insert big-eyed emoji).
The semester is already off to an interesting start...
I hope I can keep you guys posted depending on how my workload increases. Overall it was an awesome experience and I feel that this was the best route for me!
It's no secret that I love school and enjoy getting good grades. I have NEVER gotten a grade lower than an A- until.....THIS SUMMER! I was freaking devastated!
Math is one of my best subjects and I wanted to get ahead by taking an online advanced Algebra course to prepare for College Algebra. Since the course was online we had to upload all of our assignments and technology will turn on you the moment it can, right??? Anyway, I was working on a homework assignment and had to leave out for a minute so I saved my work to finish later. A few hours later I completed the assignment to upload and receive my A. I went on about my day and checked my grade later that night and to my surprise it showed a 64 for homework assignment #2! It was just my second week in the class and I was failing! WHAT THE F????
I calmed down and thought "maybe it's an error, yeah it's an error". Well, It was NOT an error! When I uploaded my homework, my changes DID NOT SAVE! I truly had received my 1st F. My next thought was reaching out to the professor to explain what happened, but deep down I knew that at this level in my education no excuse would fly. The pain was real. To add to the pain when I looked at the problems that did not save and I got them RIGHT! At this point I am having mixed emotions because technically I did get an A, but it's really a F. I wanted to cry, but I didn't. I wanted to punch a hole in the wall, but I didn't. I wanted to throw items across the room, but I didn't. I realized that this F would not end the world and the homework assignments did not hold the most weight and if I focused on my exams and projects I could still get an A in the class. I understood the work that I was doing and a technology glitch could not change that.
The class is over and I am happy to say that I got a 97!
To anyone reading this I would say that failure is not the end of the world. Just because you make a mistake does not mean that you can't come back from it. You can't change the past you can just learn from it. I love technology and all, but I will not be taking online classes anytime soon LOL!
Have a great school year!