I am glad that this semester is over and now, I have my final grades to share with all of you. Just a disclaimer, this isn’t to brag, but to show to others that you can achieve anything as long as you put your mind to it and have a supportive social network that wants you to succeed in life. I plan on telling you about the good and the bad of all of my classes and what I would do differently next time. This is a learning experience and I don’t want anyone to walk away from my blog feeling discouraged.
My History 100 class, Perspectives in History, was a challenging class, because of the way the course was laid out and how topics were introduced (not really in a cohesive order). I got As in all of my assignments and an A- on one quiz. Overall, I ended the class with a 4.0 (At my last college, the lowest grade I had received was a B+ in Organic Chemistry) and I am very proud of myself. I only struggled with one assignment. It was a Powerpoint presentation, but with the help of my professor, I was able to achieve a perfect score on the final grade. I utilized the ungraded progress checks on my presentation and I was very happy for that opportunity. Progress checks really allow you as an online student to see where you stand in relation to the project. I had misinterpreted the presentation in my first progress check and was able to redo it for the second one within the assignment guidelines. Always as your professor if you have questions on the project or any assignment you are completing.
My Social Science 200 class, Applied Social Science, was the class that I enjoyed the most. It was the easiest class, because I loved it. I got As on all of my assignments; therefore, my final grade was a 4.0. I chose the topic “The Influences of Gender-Specific Toys on Children” as my research paper topic and I also developed a PowerPoint Presentation for it (with speaker notes!). It was hard doing two presentations at once, because History wanted all the text on the slides, and this class wanted it clean looking with very little text. It was a challenge, but I enjoyed this project more. I had a personal connection to it with my son. I even put his pictures in the presentation.
I am very happy about my first semester here at SNHU and I would recommend this university to anyone who wants to go to college online and not commute. I have joined a Data Analytics club and a special needs parenting club. I chat with my classmates and I don’t feel like I am losing out on anything. I wish that I would have done this in the first place and that online college was talked about more. I never heard of it just a few years ago. Now, it is everywhere and I hope people hear about it more.