One Blow After Another

April 13, 2010 at 2:00 pm (Studies) ()

What a day yesterday was!

In the morning I found out I didn’t get that job I didn’t think I would get anyways.  Still depressing though.

Later I sent an email to get some clarification on some things about the certificate programme I intend to begin this fall.  The person I sent the email to called me to talk through some things.  I found out I had received some misinformation.  What I thought was going to be 8 week evening classes is true for the OTHER certificates, but not mine.  It will be normal 16 week classes, meeting 2-3 times per week during the day.  This makes it impossible for me to work full-time, tricky for part-time, and it doubles or triples my commuting expenses.  ALSO all of the classes have to be taken sequentially.  Meaning what I thought would be a one-year programme, is really going to be 2 years.  I really didn’t want to take that long to receive a certificate.  This also means that since I would not be able to take more than one class at a time, I would not qualify for FAFSA.  I would have to get a private loan, which would mean I would be paying on the loans while I am studying on less income because I would not be able to work full-time.  *sigh*

After this I get to my homework.  I have lots to do for class that night because I could not get how to do it every other time I tried to tackle it.  Our instructor insisted she already taught us this stuff and merely went over it as review.  So homework was an incredible struggle for me and I even had difficulty working problems I should know.

After class I asked the instructor if we will be able to squeeze everything in before the end of the course.  We are on the syllabus to cover 3 more chapters and take 3 exams in 3 weeks.  We are 2 weeks behind.  She responds, “Definitely not.  There is no way.”  I ask if I will be ready for calculus after this class because that was my intent.  She screws up her face and says, “I can’t think of a single thing in this class that would have you ready for calculus!  This is more for physics!”  When I enrolled I told them I needed a class to have me ready for calculus and this is what they said I needed to take.  I’m not really sure if she has her facts straight because no one else thought it odd that I was taking Trig to be ready for calculus.  But anyways…*sigh*


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