Archive for May, 2012

One of these days, I’m going to be better at this

Posted in education on May 29, 2012 by needlefingers

And the course rolls on.  I submitted my second major assignment, and once again, I have no idea if I even came close to what I was supposed to do.  The instructions are very clear, but my concern stems from not being at a high enough level of discourse.  Somewhere along the line, I’ve become tangled in the notion that if the writing can be understood, it’s not complex enough.  On one level, I understand that’s faulty logic, yet it persists.

After almost 200 hours of college credits, you would think I would be over this.  Nope.

On a positive note, I was checking out the textbooks for fall.  In one course, the prices were $91.20 and $108 for new editions.  Ouch.  The other course required four with a total around $114.  However, since I have plenty of time and don’t have to rely on the bookstore for quick shipping, I decided to have a look around at some other options.  I’m happy to report that the $91.20 book will be making its way to me for a mere $17.75.

Maybe if I start reading it now, I’ll be able to talk about it intelligently by fall.

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You’re not going to believe this

Posted in education, knitting, spinning on May 23, 2012 by needlefingers

Hi!

Yes, I haven’t posted in a while, but you all will be happy to know that’s because I haven’t been procrastinating and have actually been working on my course.  Is that a crazy concept or what?  I have the first assignment done (got a B+, which makes me happy) and hope to have the next one done before the weekend.  That would be a full four days early.

Also, I attended a local spinning/knitting/weaving/circular sock machine retreat.  Normally, our vacation falls right around this time, so I hadn’t attended since 2007.  It was nice to be back.  Plus, I unloaded a lot of yarn and fiber on willing victims shoppers.

The bargain with myself was that once I completed the master’s degree, I would get to order myself a Kindle.  I’m happy to report I am now the proud owner of a Kindle Touch.  Boy, I’m really glad I finally finished that degree.  :)  Note the Goodreads widget on the side.  My reading tastes run to the quirky, so look for unusual stuff there.

 

Wahoo!

Posted in education on May 10, 2012 by needlefingers

Update:  I have finished all the requirements for my master’s degree.  In an unrelated note, there were two small earthquakes near our area.

Commence the sky falling in 3 . . . 2 . . .

I’m going to be a grad student (again)!

Posted in education on May 5, 2012 by needlefingers

Well, the title kind of says it all, but I was accepted by the graduate certificate program to which I had applied.  (See, isn’t correct English painful to read?  However, I have to set a good example at least once in a while.)

Now, as you all know, I’ve been a procrastinator all my life.  While I don’t think I’ve been completely cured, working in the online environment does require quick turn-around.  Students’ papers are typically graded in 2-3 days.  Stuff is constantly rolling in, so I’m constantly grading.  I’m hoping this routine of industry will roll over to my class work.

If nothing else, I’d really prefer not to look like a big ol’ doofus to the nice people who want me in their program.

For everyone anyone who reads this for the knitting, there is some, it’s just not been photographed.  The recent stuff needs blocked first.