It has been a year since I started school ** an update**

by noni1974 24 Replies latest jw friends

  • noni1974

    Well this time last year I was waiting for my first semester at college to start. I had no idea how I would do in my classes. My first semester was a complete surprise for me because not only did I do it, but, I did it well ending up on the Dean's List with a 3.57 GPA for the semester.

    My second semester was a bit tougher on me because I had a professor that I had a few issues with and I decided not to confront her about them. I still worked hard even in that professors class. In fact I feel like I worked harder in her class just to prove to myself that I was not a quitter. I got a 3.53 GPA for the semester in the Spring with an Cumulative GPA of 3.55. I ended up dropping a class for that semester because I was over loaded with 17 credits. I dropped my Sociology class because it was only 2 credits and I still had 15 for that semester.

    My third semester which was the summer semester which is 16 weeks worth of work crammed into 10 weeks or less depending on when the class you take started, was easier for me. Except I had an online class that I felt like the professor was not participating in and it made me not want to be in that class. I had to read the book and post on the class discussion board for that chapter and read and comment on my classmates posts as well, but the professor never posted anything at all. Not a good job nor a you suck. It made me feel like he wasn't paying attention to us at all. I decided to drop the class because I wasn't getting what I wanted out of it. So that left me with 4 classes.

    For the summer semester I got a 3.77 GPA and a Cumulative GPA for all three semesters of 3.60. I'm now a Sophomore in college and I'm also a member of the Honors Program and I've been waiting to join Phi Theta Kappa. I am qualified with my GPA, I just have to wait until next semester because they only let new members join twice a year.

    Next semester I am taking 12 credits because I felt like I needed a less stressful semester. LOL I am taking Honors Sociology this coming semester because I really wanted to take that course. I am happy that I found a Honors version to take.

    Not bad for an EX JW or anyone really who never completed High School and is over 30 years old. I would encourage anyone who is thinking about going to school to go!! Don't wait!! It really is worth it.

  • Mad Sweeney
    Mad Sweeney

    Awesome. Congratulations and keep it going!

  • wasblind

    Wow, you most definitley will be an inspiration for those who want to further their education :)

  • leavingwt

    Most excellent. You should be proud of yourself. I'm proud of you!

  • OnTheWayOut
  • NewChapter

    Nice job Noni. It's even more impressive when you look at how your parents didn't value education and never even encouraged you to finish highschool. The end was near afterall. You own all this! Be proud.


  • Coffee House Girl
    Coffee House Girl

    Woo hoo!!! Good job & I wish you the best for your sophmore year! Rest up these next couple weeks :) CHG

  • noni1974

    I really am happy with my preformance in college so far. I would really like to get a 4.0 someday. That would be amazing to me!!

  • the-illuminator81

    Congratulations and that is really encouraging!

  • Girlie

    Congrats to you, Noni! You are doing great. Keep up the good work.

    I am with you on the education department myself. I am trying to get my undergrad degree before or by 40 and my Master's before 45. I also know all too well about having sucky online professors who act like they don't want to be involved in teaching. My Sociology class was like that, but I stayed the course and passed. Kind of hitting a bit of a plateau, but I am going to keep pushing forward. Thanks for your encouraging post!

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