Or is it “whom” (I obviously need school!!) … Well, anyway, it is ME – I am back in Grad School. I have not taken a Graduate course since 1998. I am now enrolled at University of Phoenix taking courses online to work towards renewing my Teacher Certification. I am a bit overwhelmed, but I am sure I will survive.
So, how is “going to school” different from when I was an undergrad at BYU?
~COMPUTERS! Oh my gosh – what nightmares I still have of retyping papers on those good ol’ typewriters (google it, kids – they really did exist). So much “White-out”!!
~SEMESTER LENGTH – Shorter than BYU Summer term – 3 credits in 3 weeks! Now, that is quick!
~GOING TO CLASS – I “go” to class by logging in online at least two times a week. Hopefully I won't have bad dreams about "forgetting" to go to class, like I still have about my BYU days.
~TEXTBOOK – my textbook is on Adobe Reader! Oh my gosh – How do I highlight the good stuff? Haven’t figured that out yet….
~CLASS PARTICIPATION – I “participate” by chatting with class members in the Chat Room, and by commenting at least 4 times a week on discussion questions. What a concept!!
~DATING – ok, no dating now – I already have the man.
I am sure there are many other ways that things are different than in 1980-something. If I think of more, I’ll let you know.