So, at the beginning of this semester, I wrote a blog about my first reactions to my classes. I am now going to give you my final reactions. Last semester, I did this in vlog form and I didn't like it as much, so I'm switching it back to blog. Yay! Here we go.
"British Lit to 1660: I think this will be a fun class. As the name states, we'll be looking at early British literature. I had a class like this for my senior english class, but I think it will be more informative on the college level. So, I'm looking forward to it." Yeah, pretty much true. We did look more into detail about certain things and, overall, I did enjoy it better than my senior english class. One thing that was less than desirable is just that the teacher tended to be scatterbrained. She got distracted pretty easily, which meant that we never really stayed on schedule. However, it was still a fun class and I did enjoy it.
"Modern America: I already have higher hopes for this class than I did for the Early America class. I'm hoping that it will be better than that one. It's looking like it is, but we'll see what happens." This class was better than my Early America class. In fact, this was probably one of the best history classes I have ever taken. The teacher kept me engaged and I feel like I actually learned things. So, that was nice.
"Men's Chorus: Again, we'll see. The first week went well, but I can't help but shake the feeling that the instructor thinks that this chorus is the only thing that should matter to us. He continually adds things to our schedule, and I can honestly say that it's kind of annoying. While I enjoy Men's Chorus, it is not my first priority and he should stop trying to make it that way." This is still a problem I face. Don't get me wrong, I still enjoyed it this semester. I went on tour for the first time and it was a lot of fun. But the instructor seems to be dead set on making sure that this is the most important thing in our lives and, quite frankly, it's not. While I do enjoy it, it's just not. Plain and simple. For the most part, an enjoyable semester, but the usual problems are still there.
"Contexts of Popular Music: This was kind of false advertising. The class itself is looking at Asian Popular Music. It is more a look at the culture surrounding the music, but the title didn't say that we were going to be focusing on just Asian music. Which is not to say that I didn't enjoy the first couple of days. It is still an interesting class and I think it could be fun. The first day just threw me." Yeah, I kind of hated this class. Now, don't get me wrong. The teacher was very good and was clearly passionate about this subject. It's just not a subject that I am particularly interested in. And I think the whole being thrown by the title annoyed me more than I originally thought. I don't think I ever really got over it and, ultimately, it stopped me from enjoying the class. I'm actually pretty glad it's over. Probably the only thing I liked about it was that I took it with my girlfriend. Gotta be honest, that's what kept me going to class.
"Basic Scenery/Props/Painting: This one is a tad iffy. We're looking at scenery and props construction (and painting, as the name implies). I've never been very handy with tools and such. However, I do think that this class will be helpful. Maybe it will help me see what I can do. Only time will tell." It wasn't quite as bad as I was expecting, but still, it went about as well as I was expecting it to. This class proved to me that construction and painting is not for me. So, there's that.
"And the other class is working backstage, which could be good or it could be bad. No idea. I don't have to attend the class again, though, so that's good." I worked backstage for Chicago. It was fun. Not having to attend the class was great. Good time overall.
And that is my final reactions. And I have nothing else to say.
I have newspaper pants,
Jeffrey Adam Guion