I have started both of my first term summer classes. I was really excited for the both of them. Not so much anymore. I’m still greatly enjoying my science fiction literature class. I was not a fan of reading science fiction before this class. However, I knew I was missing out on a lot of good reads by doing this. So, before I delved into a genre that I knew absolutely nothing about, I decided to take a class in order to really get the most out of all my readings. Now, if my undergrad program could a paranormal romance and YA literature class — I would be happier than a pig in crap.
My horror films class…well, that is a whole different animal. I expect a lot of work over the summer class. My science fiction one was spaced out BEAUTIFULLY. I don’t feel overwhelmed and I am even able to take it to the next level and truly experience the class as a whole. I’ve already had to email the professor with a complaint (a valid one and not me just whining like a wee babe) over this class.
Basically, let me break it down for you:
Every day we have to do at least 4 posts in response to questions presented by no later than midnight(not an issue)
Then we have to respond to at least one other posters response by no later than midnight(here is an issue)
We also get 2-3 weekly written assignments on top of that.
We’re watching a film every single day and reading every single day.
You’d think this is easy, right? Well, in theory it totally is. Except for the fact that these–as I’ve dubbed them, little bastards–don’t post until excruciatingly late! I wake up generally at 5am every day. So, when these people post at (true reference) 11:58pm and I go to bed at 9am…it becomes completely unfair to those of us who work and live normal hours. So, I emailed the professor. I made sure I stated I’m not whining or trying to be a petulant child, but I’ve been forced to to glue myself to my computer and check the boards constantly for over four hours one day. I had my very last first post done by 6pm. I had to wait until 10:30pm before the first person responded in one of the sections. I think the fact that there is no mandatory time frame of the first set of postings you have to make is outrageous. I work seven days a week. I need to sleep or else I’ll go insane. So, this class is just going to be the longest class of my life.
Plus, I’ve got that one person who comes off like a pretentious douchebag in his comments. I just love it.