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Spring Preface
February 20, 2014

I’m done with the first week of the semester! It looks like I’m on a good start so far and I’m up to date with my coursework so far. Hopefully things will run just as smooth (or better) as the semester progresses along. To make it easy, here’s my short list of pros and con (since there is only one):

Pros
  • No Evening Classes!
    For the past 3 semesters, I had at least 1 class that ends at 10PM. I didn’t have a choice because most of the open classes take place during the evening and I didn’t have priority registration until this semester. I’m not a night person so it’s harder for me to pay attention in class since all I want to do is to go home early +___+.

  • It’s My Last Semester Here!
    I’m transferring schools during the fall so this is my last semester at this school! I mean this school isn’t that bad or anything, but I would like to compete in cyber competitions and do something more with my major.
  • Familiar Faces
    After taking classes for a while, you’re bound to see some familiar faces in other classes or even around the school. There are a couple of people from my winter accounting course who are taking calculus with me this semester. I think it makes the classroom environment more comfortable.
  • Great Timing… Kind Of
    My class schedule this semester looks decent as far as time goes. I don’t need to go to school extra early to find parking since calculus takes place before the “rush hour” when everyone else comes to school. My microeconomics class takes place right after calculus so I don’t need to unnecessarily kill time in between. This means I can go home early ☺. Or at least earlier than what I’m used to in previous semesters.
  • “6 Week 2” Class
    One of my classes takes place in the last 6 weeks of the semester which means I can focus on my main 3 classes for the first 10 weeks of the semester.. Or maybe 2 suppose that java is easier than c++.
  • Lighter Backpack
    Since I don’t need to bring my laptop to school this semester, my backpack is ~5.5lbs lighter. Instead of being restricted to only using one bag, I could use my other bags if I wanted to.
  • Textbook Savings
    Calculating conservatively, I was supposed to spend ~$200 for 3 textbooks this semester. Luckily, I got 2 of them for free and had to pay $40 for just one.
Con
  • Saturday Class
    Unfortunately, the only java class this semester is taking place on Saturdays. This means my Saturday afternoons are busy :(. Most of my classes later on will have java as a prerequisite so I really do need to pass this class ASAP. If this class isn’t that bad, I might consider taking this off the con list.

That’s all for now. Hopefully this semester won’t be too hard on me and will fly by fast ☺.

8 Responses

  1. Amanda ☆ February 20, 2014 at 4:21 pm

    Hooray for no evening classes! 🙂 I love having late afternoon classes because I hate waking up early, but evening and later is just calling for bad attention span during class, haha.

    Woaah, I didn’t know there were options at some schools for classes that are only part of the full semester. I’m so used to only hearing about classes that go from beginning to end of the semester/quarter, heh. I feel like that’s so much nicer, to be able to focus on the lengthier ones first. Does it get difficult to transition to the second portion with an extra class?

    Hopefully your Saturday class isn’t too bad 🙂 I feel like everyone should have a chance to relax on sat/sun, especially after long weeks. Good luck with your last semester ^-^!

  2. Tara ☆ February 21, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I didn’t mind a Saturday class since my college would only make it once a week, so I’d take like a Mon/Wed night class and a Saturday class. That worked out better for me rather than doing Mon-Thurs (with a lot of Friday make-up!) night 🙁 During those time, I was working, so I’d be at my workplace/school from 7am to 9:30pm. Very exhausting!

    I’m more of a night person, so night classes never bothered me too much. I thought you were a night person, but I guess I’m wrong! 🙂

    Again, I’m really happy you get to transfer! Congrats on that again!

    Good luck with the rest of your semester! 😀

  3. J.T. ☆ February 21, 2014 at 6:10 am

    I hope that your spring semester goes well. I’m enrolling in a class this spring that I need before I enter my next major. I’ll be taking it after school but it’s just 1 class (compared to a full load lol). I hope you like the new school you’re going to as well. 🙂

    Saturday class, eh, not my first choice but hey, you have to realize you’re working on your goals, so everything you’re doing will be totally worth it.

  4. Agent Q ☆ February 21, 2014 at 8:43 am

    What an exciting semester!…well, except the Saturday class thing. Compared to that, evening classes are much preferable because I will have already spent the earlier part of the day studying during weekdays, so weeknight classes simply wrap everything up. It really bogs down to one’s preferences, I suppose.

    Enjoy your final semester here! 🙂

  5. Cat ☆ February 21, 2014 at 8:29 pm

    Yay for not having evening classes! I think I had one or two when I was in college, and I hated that my day wasn’t over after I finished my afternoon classes. It just made the day feel extra long. That’s nice that your classes are timed well though, and that you recognize some people in your class 🙂

    A laptop definitely becomes a pain to carry! That’s awesome that you saved so much on your textbooks too. I’ve always thought that textbooks are ridiculously priced.

    Aww, that sucks to have a weekend class. I hope it goes well though and isn’t a pain to go to!

  6. chansoriya ☆ February 23, 2014 at 4:40 am

    yay, that’s quite a list of pros! boo, for Saturday classes! what is the sorcery you’ve mastered in getting free books and paying $40 for the last one? please teach us.

  7. Jea ☆ February 23, 2014 at 5:00 am

    I’m so glad your first week was great for you. Hope it stays like that.

    Lol. I would like to experience evening classes. High school classes here in the Philippines take up the mornings and afternoons of every single day. I only know of one high school here that holds evening classes but the classes there end at 8PM only and they’re held for the lower class people (ex. housemaids). I can’t wait to have evening classes when I go to college. :3

    Cyber competitions are great! They really challenge you and push you beyond your limits. You end up something you didn’t even think you can do!

    Good luck for this semester and what goes on after that. 😀

  8. AnneMarie ☆ February 24, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Sounds like your in for an exciting quarter!

    I am so jelly of the fact that you get to take classes on Java and stuff like that. My school lacks those kinds of classes and I’m currently looking into electives for my third class because I’m currently 5 credits short and I unfortunately don’t really care right now. Anyways, best of luck to you on your next quarter!

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