Back to School: Spring 2021 Edition

Happy Friday! My first week of school has officially wrapped up, and I can’t believe we’ve already started the spring semester!

This semester I’m going full-time again, and I’m taking 3 classes: Business Communication, World Religions, and Contemporary Mathematics. But, this time, I’m not going to campus for any classes. 2 of my classes are defined as online anytime, where I can log on and work on them at any time of day. And my math class is an online scheduled class, where I log into a Teams meeting everyday at 10 for an hour of “class”. The only times I will have to visit campus will be 3 times for proctored exams, and I’m grateful to be able to take my classes online during this time.

I’ve taken online anytime classes before, and while they’re not my favorite, I enjoy them because I’m able to pace myself and be in control of my own schedule. Last semester (read my article on the beginning of fall 2020 here!) I had a hybrid class for statistics, where I logged in for a Teams meeting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 8 for “class”, went to campus for an in-person class on Thursday, and had Tuesday off. Personally, I didn’t think the formatting of that class was particularly helpful. It would have been easier for students and our teacher to just stick to one or the other. So, I get to try that out this semester with contemporary math, so after this semester I’ll be able to see what I like better for my science classes next year! The only downside to contemporary math so far is that I have to have my webcam on the whole class, or I’m counted as absent. It’s weird, and I’m not a fan, but it definitely makes class more interesting.

My Business Communications class seems pretty self-explanatory, and I’m enjoying that I’m able to control the general schedule and what I do. It’s a lot of freedom, and I enjoy it because I like planning and organizing my time. My World Religions class I’m excited for because I’ve eyed it ever since I started at this college. I’ve always been interested in other religions, and how they relate to each other. I was surprised when I posted and started responding to our Introduction thread this week, because everybody seems so friendly, open, and excited about the class. It’s a great thing to see, and I’m excited to learn and interact with this class through our discussion boards.

Taking a nature break!

All in all, the first week of classes has been interesting! If you’re a student, have you gone back to school yet, and what different modalities is your school offering?

For more articles, check out my post on stress and how it affects our bodies here, my review of Nubian Heritage’s body wash & lotion here, and for updates and more content, check out my Instagram tarynstales here! Thanks for reading!

Wake up with determination. Go to bed with satisfaction.

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