Before I was even allowed to take this class I was excited about it. Throughout my time at CSUN I had always looked at my Degree Progress Report and looked forward to taking this class. Not solely because it would mean I’m finished but because I was excited about what i’d heard. This class wasn’t really like many other classes I had taken during my time at CSUN. The assignments and even class interaction were so open. Everyone was much more easy going about sharing their opinion. Class discussions were literally discussions. Personally I don’t think I’ve been so talkative in any other class. My favorite writing assignment is tied between the Poetry analysis and the song explanations. They were fun and I very much enjoyed working on them. Ive never really enjoyed writing about poetry, I just always felt like whatever I had to say was wrong and theta someone else in the class probably had a better answer. I learned through these assignments that my opinion on poetry is not incorrect, but rather it is a new perspective.
I also very much enjoyed the blog posting. I had done it once before in another class but was not given the opportunity to write so freely or post things that I just wanted to write about. I really enjoyed reading other peoples blog posts and looking at their creative backgrounds. It was fun, academic and what every class should be like. The work Im most proud of in this class is the work that I would generally down grade and prepare for the worst. Poetry is not my strong suit, so when I got an A on my essay and a B on my poems I was thrilled. This class allowed me to learn something new about myself and I have to say I’m pretty interested in learning more about what else I can do. Some of the work that I didn’t really connect to as much as the ones I just mentioned, were still interesting in their own ways. I enjoyed watching the movie Lost in Translation, the essay prompt and the readings that went along with it were hard to follow but other than that I was pretty happy with all the work I turned in.
I know this all sounds corny, but thats OK. I’m glad this class didn’t make us take ourselves to seriously. It allowed all of time to breath and actually discuss, work, and think. This had to be the hardest semester of my college career, but this is one class I didn’t dread going to. I looked forward to being with my classmates and eager to know where class discussions and lecture would lead us. Although it was a positive experience I wish I could have also figured out if teaching was for me BUT I do have to say I am RELIEVED to be done with school. I enjoyed it but going to school and working are two tough juggling acts. But thank you to anyone that read my posts and I sincerely hope you enjoyed them as much as I enjoyed posting them. Hoping for the best and looking forward to the rest. 🙂