Saturday, August 29, 2015

First Week of Classes Review


On a scale from one to ten, I'd rate the first of classes somewhere around a zero. A definite 0/10 rating, would not recommend. If I wasn't being so dramatic and hadn't ran out of coffee today, maybe this would be a bit higher on my list, but at the moment I am just so over school after the first week. *sigh*

Okay, so my classes aren't awful. I mean, some of them are pretty interesting and totally up my alley, like my Publication Design and Multimedia Storytelling class (even if the video story aspect is going to be the death of me). I'm in a Women's Studies class that I'm already feeling pretty passionate about.   My other two classes, well, they're going to be tough. I'm in a Media Law and Ethics class, so the history portion is going to be super interesting. I like history, I like learning about legal cases and laws (just not enough to go to law school). But a lot of the class relies on classroom participation and taking part in discussions in which you voice your personal opinions...I am over and done for. I don't form opinions on things because I don't like to offend ever. It's already rare enough to get me to talk in class, but when I'm talking about my stance on controversial topics? Goodbye 100 points for the semester.

I'm in a news story writing class, another one that's going to kill me. I'm at the point where I don't think I want to write anymore, but I've never been at the point where I've wanted to write news stories. I don't like it. I genuinely cannot get invested in the stories I write, which makes it incredibly difficult to get anything done. Basically, the first story I choose for this class sets the topic/theme of the next two stories that I'm writing during the semester. So, you know, no pressure or anything...

I've never felt so stressed out so early in the semester, but I have a pretty weird schedule and I'm not living on campus anymore, so those two things coupled together are making things a lot more interesting. Add in a redesign of a website that I can't tweak to how I see it in my head and a total lack of sleep and you get a very, very stressed out Francesca.

But, as awful as this first week seemed, it wasn't all that terrible so my 0/10 rating isn't really fair. I know people in all of my classes, Little Mix released a new song that is my JAM, and, y'know, I got to see those losers in One Direction on Thursday. That was pretty cool.

All I need to do is get my life together, get a hold of my schedule and familiarize myself with the structures of my classes and make us of my free time. Everything will be just fine. Plus, I get to go home the next two weekends in a row (hopefully), which will be fantastic.

Here's to a great semester!

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