School is a lot more challenging than I thought it would be. However, hard work is good for one’s soul.
I did pretty good in some papers, okay in others. Class average wise, I’m doing okay. I’m a good student I guess, not excellent just good.
Considering that I left school a while ago, that the American education system is new to me, psychology is something I’ve never done before. I think I’m learning a lot of new things. Why did I choose educational psychology? Honestly, its just because I’m interested and its something I’ve never done before. So yup, of course its hard. Why did I ever think its going to be easy?
Honestly, I think it took me about 1/3 of the semester to really understand what my professor and classmates were really saying. I mean I usually get 70-80% of whats going on pretty well, but it’s the cultural references and examples that are mostly American centric, that sometimes kill me. I mean in class we were given a video to watch and identify learning theories, but because of the thick and heavy African American accent and idioms used, I couldn’t really make out the dialogue that was going on. But! Its okay, I will get better at it over time.
Or perhaps I can suggest that future videos come with subtitles, but I’m the ONLY one in class who probably doesn’t understand and I feel bad for making someone do extra work just for me. -_-
Statistics and all its mathematical formulas was also challenging, considering it has been 15 years since I took any math classes.
All in all, I’m pretty happy with my progress. I have gotten pretty decent grades and one lousy grade (even tho class average wise it was an okay grade) but I have tried to rethink and re-strategize my learning techniques and hopefully in the next test, I will do better!
At the end of the day, the most important thing is that I’m trying my very best and not short changing myself!!!