July was a new adventure for me. This month I set off to university to take 7 credits in four weeks. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. The two main classes were College Algebra and Speech. Day 1 of this program I spent 3 hours doing 1 math homework assignment. I thought there was no way I would get math 102 done. There were four units and once I got past Unit 1 of College Algebra I flew through it and finished in 23 days. Speech was frustrating because with all this math homework we didn't have a lot of time for speech. I managed to get my speeches done and although I didn't do the reading I managed to pass all the quizzes and the final thanks to them being online and open book. I just finally started reading my speech book within this last week to pass the final. The third class was leadership and that was an easy one credit class that none of us put much effort into.
Through it all I did manage to have some fun and make some friends that I truly care about.
|My Dorm Room for the Summer|
I know what you are thinking through all these pictures. There is no way that is a dorm room. We stayed in the nicer dorms at my university this summer. They are apartment style living dorms. I shared this room with one other girl. We each had our own bedroom and just had to share the living room/kitchen and the bathroom. I really learned a lot about living with a roommate that isn't family over this month and I learned that a lot of people don't go to bed as early as I do.
During this program I never slept good at night. I would wake up to the fridge or the air conditioner turning on. I went to bed around 11 to midnight every night and I would be up every morning at 5:30 am. I thought I would get sleep deprived pretty quickly, but for the most part I was able to keep going. I discovered that I'm most likely going to like naps in college because I began taking naps.
About two weeks into the program I began to take advantage of early pool hours. I learned that the indoor pool opened at 5:30 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays so I would head down to the pool and swim for an hour, get ready, and go have breakfast.
Every day had about the same routine.
|Breakfast, Lunch, and Supper. Also the building |
I'm going to be living in for the next year
|Then we would head across from The Commons to Math Emporium where we spent countless hours doing math. I spent 62 hours doing homework, quizzes, and tests this month. That doesn't even count all the time I spent watching math videos.|
|Then it was off to the school of Business where we took Speech on the 3rd Floor.|
I learned a lot about college life during this 4 week program. I found my way around campus and could tell you where basically any building is at. This program made me even more excited for the fall semester because I understand how much easier fall semester is going to be. I will not be doing this much homework every day in the fall. Sad as this may seem I'm looking forward to moving into my room in the regular dorms in the fall and getting to know even more people.
All in all I enjoyed my first month of college and I am even more excited to go back for my first real semester of college. For now I got 7 college credits and I'm excited to start my future at this university.