And there we have it. I am officially done with the fall semester of 2015 at UW - Rock County. It's been a fantastic fifteen weeks, and I'm enormously glad that I had the chance to learn at this wonderful school. During the semester, I not only have the privilege and honor of getting to know some of the best professors I think there are at the college but getting to know some awesome students as well. Some of those were old friends that I've gotten to spend time with again, but there were also several people that I probably would never have spent time with in another setting that I've gotten to know and learn alongside, and that has made me happy.
Well, just like I did at the beginning of the semester, I'm going to give a run-down of my classes and what my parting thoughts on them are.
Intro to Physical Geography
This was the last of my classes to truly finish, since I took my final yesterday, officially sealing my semester in ink. I had a fantastic time in this class, and though there was plenty of work involved since it was a five-credit class with lots of lab work and lectures to get a handle on, it didn't overwhelm me as I thought it might. My teacher is a good man, probably the best person morally that I've learned with so far at the college, and it was an absolute privelege to get to know him better over the semester. If he taught other classes besides geography and geology (which, I admit, aren't my favorite topics of inquiry), I would take them in a heartbeat.
I was pretty confident walking out of the final exam yesterday, and I'm pretty sure I got an A in this class, but with all of the other grades, I'll just have to wait and see.
I adored this class. It was one of the main reasons I stayed so productive with writing this semester, and I wrote some pieces I'm incredibly proud of. At some point soon, I should be posting one or two of those things that I wrote on the website, so you'll get to see what I have been working on besides the bulk of To Look Skyward . I meant to post those during the semester, of course, but time got away from me and I forgot.
But yes, this was an amazing class. I learned so much about storytelling, got to put my skills to the test, got to workshop my stories with some wonderful people, and had the privilege of getting to know my professor, Ken Brosky, better. It was a great ride. I'm fully expecting to get an A in the class.
I thoroughly enjoyed this class. Given the opportunity and the motivation to do historical research on topics that already interested me, including but not limited to Egyptian, Mesopotamian, and Greek culture and society, Alexander the Great's life, and ancient oral tradition, storytelling, and mythology, I took advantage of all of it as best I could and had a lot of fun. Though sometimes the class could be a source of stress, so were, at times, all of my other classes, and despite having some busy nights working on my paper or my take-home exams, I enjoyed those things greatly.
All that's going through my mind right now is...I want to take another history class. And hopefully, I'll get as good of grades in that class as I did this one, which was almost positively an A.
Reading back through my expectations of this class, I realized that I was pretty dead on in what the class was going to be like. I did learn a lot--this was undoubtedly the best time with math I've ever had, and I loved my teacher. But it was math, and so I didn't pay quite as much attention to it as I might have. I'm still not entirely sure what I'm going to get for a grade here, but it should be relatively high. I wouldn't be surprised to get an A.
Though I am going to really take advantage of my month off from school, in the back of my mind I'm itching to get back to learning. I have a great line-up of classes next semester, and I'm excited to learn more. I'll talk to y'all about my classes for next semester soon, but for now, I'll say goodbye. Thanks for reading.