Sep. 23rd, 2010

agraciado: (autumn)
Next year I will be heading back to school. It's time. I've enjoyed my little vacation from school, but every day I'm more aware of how happier I'd be if I had my degree and had an actual career. I am thankful for my job, especially in these tough economic times. But nothing makes me realize how much more I want a better job than my current job. Only part-time, crappy benefits, no vacation or sick time, no job security, and poor hours.

While there are downfalls to it, I would love to be a teacher. I'm leaning towards English right now, with the other choice being fifth or sixth grade. I'm 99% certain I'll go for English because of my love of reading.

There are two things in my way...

The foreign language requirement. It seems silly that someone trying to get an E-N-G-L-I-S-H degree would have to take a foreign language, but that seems to be the case with every school I look into. I took French in high school and two semesters of it in college. You would think I should know some French, but it just doesn't stick with me. I know this is going to be one of my biggest struggles, so I have a copy of Rosetta Stone and I am determined to learn! With two more advance language classes lingering over my head, I really do have to learn. Every day me and the Rosetta Stone have a date for thirty minutes. I seem to be retaining it really well and am hoping by the time I need to take those dreaded foreign language classes that they will be a breeze.

Speaking of retaining things, one thing I haven't retained since the four years ago that I took my last class is math. In order to even be considered for a teaching degree here, you first have to take a test that shows you have marginally good math, reading, and writing skills. The writing and reading I am not worried about at all. I'll brush up on it a little bit by reading study guides, but I'm good. The math is going to kill me. It's like it's all fallen out of my head. I feel like Amber in that episode of Teen Mom where she is like, "I just don't remember this!" I feel you Amber. I'm right there.  Why should I have to do all this multiplication when I have mastered the art of using a calculator? 

My goal is to take the test sometime in January, so I have the results by the time I'm ready to apply.  I am just scared of the whole math section.  I use to be really good at it, so I'm hoping it's just like riding a bike.  I'm preparing myself for the worse though.

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