A Quick Rant Before English Class

I was just looking through my information regarding my long-distance course, and I’m starting to get very frustrated. There is a lot of work and talk that I don’t understand and I am getting very frustrated with the amount of reading that I have to get done in the first week. For one thing I need to read the first five chapters of my text book, as well as a bunch of things for the Bible. The Bible thing isn’t really a problem, I’ve read most of it during the time I actually took a class on the Bible. It’s really the first five chapters that bother me, as well as the fact that I have no idea how to run an internet course.

The entire fact I’m taking an internet course seems rather unproductive. Every time I look at it I’m reminded of how much I hated the last internet course I took. This one may be better, but only marginally. I’m sure the teacher is more competent and the readings actually make sense and doesn’t involve reading that horrid George Eliot novel, but I still hate the idea of taking an internet class. I only am taking it because I plan on having a double major in English Lit and Religious Studies, and it wasn’t offered anywhere else.

I guess my main problem is that I don’t have anyone who can tell me how this works at the moment. Since I don’t have a set time, it doesn’t really feel as important as my other classes. There isn’t any human interaction. I forgot that this was a reason I dropped out of my other internet class. I’m not sure if I’ll drop out of this one, but it is looking like an option I am comfortable with.

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1 Comment

  1. Sherry said,

    January 12, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    I hope your last bad experience doesn’t turn you off online courses forever. I think you hit the nail on the head with this observation: “it doesn’t really feel as important as my other classes.” That is how many people who take both online and regular courses feel. Maybe you should actually “schedule” time for working on this class each week. One last unsolicted suggestion: Think about the time it takes you to read five chapters of the textbook like the time it takes to go to a lecture….you are listening to what the author has to say instead of the professor.


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