Fall 2010. JCOM 2010- Media Smarts: Making Sense of the Information Age. Grade: B+
My teacher always emphasized that we as journalists were supposed to be completely unbiased in our opinions and research. My teacher was also the most biased person I had ever met. She was a crazy liberal who pushed her agenda all semester long. Sometimes I liked it...sometimes I didn't. Our final assignment was to watch The Daily Show with John Stewart and The Colbert Report to see how their "newscasts" and FOX News' newscasts were similar (basically saying that FOX news was as credible as a satire show.) If that isn't an assignment with a biased agenda I don't know what is!
I took this class when there was all that drama about putting a Mosque in NYC close to where the World Trade Centers use to be. I remember getting in my first political holiday argument with my Grandma during Thanksgiving. It got heated enough that my dad had to break it up and my Grandma said my education was turning me into a crazy liberal.
It made me realize how hard it is to get ALL the facts from both sides of every issue. It's almost impossible. Without all the facts I have a hard time generating an opinion about something. Since this class I have learned to keep my mind open and research something if I really want to be able to talk about it. I hate ignorance and I think people on both sides of the extremes of the political spectrum are ignorant. If you care about a topic enough to discuss it with people, read FOX news and CNN.
Spring 2013. MATH 1010-Interm Algebra. Grade: A
This was the first math class I had taken in over 6 years. All growing up I was actually really good at math. I understood everything and did well in High School. You never would have guessed that 6 years later! I'm pretty sure I googled "how to add/subtract/multiply/divide fractions" every.single.homework assignment. I still don't understand how to do it. But I passed and even got an A! This teacher was awesome and a very gracious grader. I might not be able to tell you how to add fractions...but I still learned a few things!
Spring 2009. ENGL 1010- Intro to Writing. Grade: A.
Oh college English classes...you make me realize how great I am at writing when I have to peer-grade other people's work. It's no wonder I would get full credit on papers after I read some of the trash other people wrote. I get that writing isn't for everyone. No worries, you have other talents. I'm just happy I don't have to read Freshman English papers for the rest of my life. I think of Hell and that activity would be included.