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Friday Fun! (Grad School Returns)

Grad school is fully back in swing.  While I still wish I could miraculously have the copious amount of time I had over winter break when I was just working full-time, instead of working full-time and attending grad school part-time, I don’t totally hate my classes this semester. Yet.

One of my classes is on being an academic librarian in science and technology.  The professor is an adjunct, which means he works in the field and knows what he’s talking about.  Miraculously, I have yet to loathe any of my fellow students in that class.  In fact, I even like some of them.  A couple of them were in my medical librarianship class last spring, and I enjoy hanging out with them while they smoke on our break.  They don’t have this false sense of being superheroes a lot of students in the program do.  They just want a good, stable career, like me.

My other class is an online one on academic libraries.  I’ve found I learn more in online classes, not sure why.  I pretty much can’t stand any of my fellow students in it, but that’s ok.  It’s easy to just roll your eyes at the statements made when you’re not trapped in a classroom with them.  I like the professor though, and the assignments seem like I’ll actually learn something from them.

I’ve reached the climax in the novella that I’m writing.  I’m excited to get to edit it and send it off to a friend for critique.  I seem to actually be following through on my, totally not officially made but thought about a lot, resolution to write my novellas/books more.  I really feel like the time I’m spending working on improving my writing is well spent, which is a pretty darn good feel good pill.  Maybe someday you guys will get to review my books! Lol.

Happy weekend!

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  1. kimberlyloomis
    February 5, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Happy weekend to you as well! I’ve often wondered about online courses and how they compare to classroom ones. The assessments I’ve heard line up pretty much to yours about the people, if not the actual subject material being presents.

    Happy writing to you and, heck, I’d look forward to reviewing your work at some point in time. [I’m hopeful for the same about my own writing as well. 🙂 ]

    best,
    Kimberly

    • February 8, 2010 at 9:47 am

      Hi Kimberly!
      I’m glad to hear you’ve heard similar feedback on online courses. I think they’re great if your main focus isn’t school, as it lets you fit in your learning in a more flexible manner. I’ve also found that I really enjoy them since I’m a visual learner. I’ve always found lectures to just go in one ear and out the other, but with online learning, it’s very visual.

      Aw, thanks! Maybe in the future we can do guest reviews of each other’s work. 😉

  2. February 7, 2010 at 8:27 am

    Ohh I miss studying, I’m glad you enjoying your classes. I would love to eventually do my Masters degree but really need to save up quite a bit of money for it, would like to do Creative Writing. It would be really cool to review some of your work!

    • February 8, 2010 at 9:50 am

      Oo, yeah, I’d like to do a masters in Creative Writing at some point too…..I’m such a perpetual student! Saving up the money to do it is a good strategy. I’m using loans, though, because it’s impossible to move up in librarianship to the good jobs without an MLIS. I’d rather move up sooner rather than later.
      I’d be honored if sometime you could review some of my work. I think you’re a thoughtful and fair reviewer.

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