Everything Squid Chronicles: It’s About To Get Real

By which I simply mean that school is back in session, so my posts might be a bit more erratic for a while.

Thus far, my professors seem pretty awesome. My Senior Seminar prof is a long-time favorite of mine, my math prof is hip and funny, and my exercise science prof seems pretty great (it’s an online class, so it can be a little harder to get a read, but her first assignment to the class was just plain cool).

It turns out that we will be using Pearson’s MyMathLab for precalc, so I’m happy about that. MyMathLab works brilliantly for my particular learning style.

I have a 1-hour lunch break between precalc and senior sem (which, because everyone else has a break at the same time, is an iffy proposition if I buy lunch; I’ll have to try to actually bring my lunch with me), and the bus arrives a few minutes after senior sem ends (though it doesn’t leave ’til 2:53), so that’s pretty convenient.

Today I’m going to try stopping home before heading out to ballet class; Wednesday, I might try to see how going directly from school to ballet works (I can hang around and do homework at the library or something).

As usual, I’m starting out the semester feeling pretty positive about things. The challenge at this point is simply keeping it all in balance — I’m hoping school two days per week (with homework all the time, heh), ballet class three days per week, and my household responsibilities will all play nicely together.

I may have to back it down a bit if they don’t, which would probably mean ballet class only two days per week (though I could still do three classes, depending on how I set things up). I guess this is part of learning to live with the whole bipolar thing, but it still kinda sucks.

Anyway, that’s it for now. Keep whichever side down seems most appropriate, as always 😉

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About asher

Me in a nutshell: Standard uptight ballet boy. Trapeze junkie. Half-baked choreographer. Budding researcher. Transit cyclist. Terrible homemaker. Getting along pretty well with bipolar disorder. Fabulous. Married to a very patient man. Bachelor of Science in Psychology (2015). Proto-foodie, but lazy about it. Cat owner ... or, should I say, cat own-ee? ... dog lover. Equestrian.

Posted on 2014/08/25, in school. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Seems everyone goes back to school today! Is Pearson MyLab similar to WebAssign, the program to do math homework online? I enjoyed pre-calc, but I’m not to crazy about the trend in computerized homework to be honest.

    • Good question! I’m not actually sure how similar WebAssign and Pearson’s MyLab are. Pearson’s MyLab is an online practice, homework, and quiz system, but beyond that I don’t know how closely they resemble one-another, since I haven’t used WebAssign.

      I’m definitely on the other side of the fence (though I think there are merits to both sides!). I’ve found MyMathLab to be really great in helping me to figure out where I’m going wrong (and, thus, what it is that I don’t understand) when I make mistakes. For my particular learning style, this approach works really well. Doing homework on paper, I might not know how I’ve done ’til a day or two (or even more) after completing an assignment, and might not receive any useful information about what I did wrong. Knowing right away gives me time to practice those skills in which I’m weaker (it also helps me catch transposition errors, which are the bane of my existence and nearly impossible for me to catch when I check my work).

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