What Class to Take Next??

March 29, 2006

Registration for summer 2006 has been open for a while now, and I’m not quite sure what to do. For some reason, SCSC is not offering many of the four core classes during the summer. As long as I get myself in gear to pass the two classes that I am currently taking, I will have taken ILS501, ILS503 and ILS504. That leaves me with ILS506 as the last core requirement. Ideally, a student is supposed to take all four before they take any other classes. So, I have a dilemma. I cannot take ILS 506 this summer. I am interested in taking ILS 537 – Information-Seeking Behavior. I emailed the professor – who very promptly replied. She supplied a link to the course syllabus so that I could look over the information and decide if I want to take the class. I am very much looking forward to the class, but it seems like a very challenging one. I’m not sure that I want to give up my summer to this. I know I am being wimpy. As long as things work out ok with my husband who is currently out of work, I will probably take the class. Each semester that I don’t take a class is another semester longer getting my MLS will take. I do find the scheduling of classes at SCSU for this summer to be a little odd. Best case would be to take ILS506 over the summer – providing I can afford it. Either way, I can’t register for a class until at least mid-April when I will have a better view of the family finances.

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I Need a Kick Start

March 29, 2006

For a variety of reasons, I have been so incredibly unmotivated this semester. The semester started out fine, but life somehow had the gall to interrupt. First, my husband and I went on vacation for two weeks to St. Maarten. The trip was wonderful, and I’m glad that we went. However, I was swamped at work before I left and had to devote most of my energies to getting everything set for me to go away for two weeks. The break was wonderful, but I did end up having to do homework while I was away. I had my biographical research report and my third reference exercise due on March 13. My husband took delight in taking pictures of me doing my school work on the beach.

On vacation, my husband injured his knew. As such, he has been out of work, going to the doctor and doing physical therapy. Although it doesn’t seem like this should have taken up my time, it did. It is only within the past two days (and we got home on March 19th) that I have been able to seriously get back to my school work. Of course, I will pay for this lapse due to all of the work that I need to complete before the end of the semester. YIKES!!!!