I know class tumblr is open till Tuesday and maybe I could stand to have a few more posts, but right now I don’t think anything I post here would have much substance to it. I’ll just share a few thoughts about our class.
1- I felt inadequate and didn’t have much confidence in myself this semester. I would read these essays and articles and there were times I felt I did understand a point, but many times, my head was just spinning in confusion. It always seemed like people in class had a much better grasp on things in class as we discussed the readings. On the day that class was optional and we showed up to discuss our projects with the teacher, the class got into a discussion and quite a few people mentioned having the same feelings. It was quite a relief to hear that others felt the same way. I realized that I actually did have a much better grasp on things than I thought, I realized that we were all learning as we discussed the readings and everyone shared their ideas and interpretations.
2- I really enjoyed seeing everyone’s final presentations. In most classes, I’ll watch presentations and there are times people do exceptionally well at keeping it interesting but it’s still on a boring teacher-chosen topic. The thing I liked most about our class was seeing all the different ideas people came up with. I’ve never had a class before where everyone’s project was so different. It’s cool that there will be individual papers, group papers, websites, videos, etc. And even more interesting because everyone has such a different focus with their project. I’m sure our teacher will actually enjoy grading our final projects, can’t say the same for any other teacher I had this semester.
3- To all others graduating this semester, HALLELUJAH. We did it! I’m trying not to be too paranoid with fear of failing a class or being told at last minute I missed a requirement. I’ll be much more relaxed when I finally have the degree in my hands.