I have been to each of my first three classes now - English Comp., Sociology, and Chemistry. I am surprised to find that they are all much less intimidating than I had imagined. I feel like my preparation (reading the first two chapters of each book) has been more than adequate.
I have also noticed that there are markedly more international students. There were three students from Nepal in my Sociology class! I think it's great that there is such a diversity of students. I guess I would have expected it more in a big public university as opposed to a smaller private one.
Chemistry is, hands down, the best. The instructor is personable, approachable, and is obviously interested in making the class enjoyable. Having completed his undergrad at a large public university (UNL), he stressed how unique it was to have a class of less than 20 students as opposed to an auditorium of 200+. I just finished the first online quiz... 100%!!!
Surprisingly, I have the most apprehension about the English class. I consider myself a better-than-average writer, but I'm a little self-conscious about sharing my writing with classmates. I don't know why.
Anyway, so far so good. I'm on my way!
6 months ago