Monday, April 28, 2008

The Train

So for the first time in three years I got stopped today at this one train crossing by my house and I was reminded how much I love living near the train. I love hearing that sound at night when I'm going to sleep. I don't know what it is about the train but it's so comforting. I also realized just how massive those things are. I was in my huge expedition and it was rocking the car back and forth. I just can't get over how much I love the noise of the cars going over the tracks and the sound it makes when it goes across the roads.

So let's talk about homework a little bit. I don't mind doing homework and I don't mind that teachers assign it. I mean I know that they need it to assess our progress and see how much we've learned, but I do have a problem with their philosophy on when they assign it. All of my teachers seem to think that their class is the only one in my little universe and I should be able to devote all my time to them! And they decided that the last week of school would be the perfect time to assign one paper, one homework assignment, and study for a final too, for each class. According to the university for each credit hour I take I should be spending 3 hours outside of class for that one class. So I'm not taking a ton of credits, I'm not taking very much at all (sore subject don't talk to me about it), but it's still 14 credits. This means, that aside from the time I spend in class, the 20 hours I work a week, I should also be spending 42 hours on homework. Well I could do that since my job is fairly easy and I usually just do homework anyway, but that's an insane amount of time on school. There are so many other things I want to do with my life! It's also my personal philosophy that I don't do homework when I'm with other people. So if I'm with my sisters or my friends want to hang out, I don't do my homework. While I have been known to put a few things off every once in a while, I get things done. But when things come at me from all sides I have trouble handling it all, especially when I'm moving. I guess my point is just that my teachers would probably get better quality work from me if they spaced out the homework a bit and weren't lazy themselves and put things off to the end. But I guess my quality is good enough for now. So now I should try and sleep my stress off a little......


Abbey said...

Hey, uh,,, thanks for doing the presentation last night!!!! Almost over H, almost over,,