I kind of disappeared for a while. I’ve been super busy with school and work and other work, but wanted to check in and let everyone know I’m still out here.
I was scheduled for Abnormal Psychology for the full semester and Personality Psychology for the second 8-week term. Abnormal is great. So far I’ve earned 81%, so even if I gave up now I’d have a B-. To get an A I need to complete the remaining short journal responses and average 45% on the last two exams.
Personality Psychology just started last week. I’ve earned 11%, with another 5% pending for a 2-page essay. I hadn’t written a paper in almost 10 years, and never in APA format, so I took my rough draft to the Writing Center to get help from a tutor. I didn’t make all the possible changes she suggested, but did some work with citing sources and changed the topics in my final paragraph slightly to have something to cite. The tutor was very helpful and I will definitely use that service again. I did have to follow up with some formatting advice from a friend, which was also helpful.
On November 2nd I get to register for spring classes, which will be Lifespan Development and Cognitive Processes. These topics are less familiar than the ones I’m studying now, but both classes are entirely online so test-taking is a bit easier. I’m skipping out on the 3-week winter term and using that time to study for the credit for prior learning exams.
All in all it’s going a lot better than I expected.