medievallass: (Nadeem)
Things are looking pretty good. ^_^

I turned in my application to Trackers this past Sunday.

I'm going to make sure the promissory note is in today for the loan.

I'm having a rush of inspiration for a story for Nev.

I'm determined to take some time this weekend to write for Never a Legend and for the Nev story. I really need to take some time to do that. Writing for myself feels really good.

It is week seven so we are just over half way through with the term. I really look forward to studying history again next term.

Hayley :)
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 Last entry I talked about the Rec Center, a lot-- I'm impressed by it, on the other hand I should talk about uni and actual classes. This term I'm taking Language and Society, linguistics 223. It's a core requirement for an Anthropology degree, sort of the closest thing PSU has for a Linguistic Anthropology class.  It's a pretty nice easy going class so far, three small writing assignments of language aspects and a presentation about a myth on language. My group's myth is "Do women talk to much?" The short answer according to the reading I've done so far is no. In fact men do most of the talking especially in public. This has to do with gender and society  roles, I won't go on about  in length, that's what the presentation and more research is for, but there it is. I got some books from the library yesterday, here's hoping I can dig into them soon. The presentation isn't due until the eighth of May or sixth (will check) but I like to have the jump on things. It's a pretty interesting class, however I feel a little lost when Mr. Childs talks about the jargon, because I've never had a linguistics course. I also wish we weren't focused on English so much. I was hoping we would talk about aspects of language, and then Childs would give us examples in languages where it occurs. Yet most of our examination has been on dialects of English, which is good to learn about, but I confess... a little boring. Well I have to go history 300 is in a couple of minutes. Wow! I guess I'm going to need a part three to talk about my history 300 class! That's okay though, my little live journal needs more attention anyway. *Gives it a big cuddle*

Hayley ^_^
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I've done so much printing this term! I'm pretty sure it's the most amount of printing I have done in any term at college. Also this is only week three! I have two history classes and one anthropology class. I knew this would make for a lot of reading, but there are so many extra reading sources that need to be printed out. I have a hard time reading something more that a few pages on a computer screen. All of the readings are definitely longer than three pages, also my proffs. like the students to have them in class. This may sound pretty crazy, but students are given 500 pages of printing through tuition prices, and I'm feeling rather certain I'm going to use mine all up between my three classes! After that it gets really expensive, maybe 25 cents by page. I'm hating to think what it will be like if, or when I run out of that 500 pages.

I really wish the proffersors had had all the PDFs and bound in a collection which was sold with the other course texts at the library. Their rationale for not doing so was the really cheap printing costs here at PSU. However, I wish they had assumed that their students were going to be taking twelve or more credits. Also since most of my classes are upper devision I would think the proffs. would think that at the upper devision level there will be lots of reading for twelve credits or more. Printing out and binding a book for projected memebers of the course would be a good idea to pay for itself in the likely event that the student goes over their 500 page limit. Also temp workers, requiring no pre-reqs knowledge to earn some money over the summer. Heck I would have went for a job like that. I mean no offesive to my proffs., or to the acedemic community as a whole, but I really wish there was more planning on the acedemic communities part. There is totally such a thing on the as dumb smart people ;)  :P
Hayley ^_^
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 I'm back at PSU as a student, after five years! I guess I'm still young enough for five years to feel like quite some time, because it really does. That said, it was a very busy and filled with learning, five years. In that time I had my first job, traveled to England to participate in a historical re-enactment, and earned my associates in science. Now I'm back, and I feel like I've come full circle and I feel really good about it, a lot stronger and more confident. I needed PCC, and now I need PSU and my Bachelors in Anthro and History are in my reach, something I've always wanted! During this Summer I felt nervousness about coming back after the sadness in 2005, but now I just feel stoked up like a fire and ready to eat this up *rawr!*

This is my second week of term, and as of now everything is going smoothly, oh thank goodness. I'm so happy to be able to take courses in subjects I love, and that I hope will be a part of my future. It's such a relief and nice to have the pre-requirements and gen. ed. out of the way. It feels much less like jumping through hoops and more like an enrichment. My classes this term are East Asian history to 1800, and Anthropology human variation. Not only is it way cool to be taking upper devision level class, but they are fun ^_^! It's still a bit stressful because I want to do really well on my major subjects, but so far it's been a nice keep-you-on-your-toes sort of stress. I'm just finding my groove for the term, but I'm really  feeling happy and strong. I hope this feeling lasts! I'm so lucky and happy to have family and friends who have supported me this far. It's so exciting to be starting something new, and to be on the way to finishing with something I've been working towards, since I was a little girl.

Hayley x  ^_^


Aug. 4th, 2010 03:53 pm
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I'm a bit worried about being able to get the classes I need this term at PSU. I have to have my MMR shot before I can register for classes. I sorted it out to get a shot at Multn. County Public health. Luckily I have a discounted rate since I'm a student and it's part of the law for universities, so it'll cost me 15$ rather than 68$, but unfortunately I wasn't able to get an appointment until next Thursday (the 12th). Once I have the paper work in I'll be go to register, but this is much later than I wanted. I hope I'll still be able to get the classes I need * worried face*. Fortunately I have a schedule set-up thanks to go to advising, but still I'm concerned. Urh nice to have a Live Journal to rant to anyway...

Here's hoping my first term will schedule out alright 0_o.

PS: Not worried about the shot itself, needles and being poked by them doesn't frighten me happily!

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