Not sure that I mentioned that I had a paper to write for my Environmental Science class. I’m sure I did. At any rate, my Environmental Science teacher is also an English professor, and from what I hear a damn good one. So when I had to write 3 essays for him this semester I was nervous.
Two weeks ago we were studying biomes. We had to choose an animal from an aquatic biome and I chose the Bog Turtle. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the research I found about this little guy and even though I had hurt my back, and I was in a little bit of a fog because of it, I wrote my paper. I thought the paper was good, however I was nervous that my last paragraph was too long. So being that I knew my teacher was also one of the better English professors at the school I was nervous. I didn’t think he’d rip me a new one, but I never expected to get a perfect score.
I read his notes in the margins, I needed more citations was the only complaint. I didn’t want to go overboard on the cites so I cited sections of my work when I changed resources instead of individual statements. I only used the one quote. That said, I was still floored by what I saw on the last page of my actual paper.
I was absolutely floored. I like to hear that people actually enjoy what I write. Typically these days the only thing I am writing with any amount of skill are my research papers, but still lol. I only say that because I relax the “rules of writing” for my blogs, however, when I write my research papers, and essays for school I try to remember all the rules I was taught back in the dark ages when I was in high school. (lol) I give full credit to Mrs Wilkerson, God bless her soul, for my writing ability. She used to drill certain things into us and to this day I still use the little correction marks she taught us. She was an awesome English teacher. I give her the credit because with she is where I learned the basics. I haven’t exactly taken English Comp yet, don’tcha know lol.
Now that my patted myself on the back to the point where I have a small bruise forming, here are my grades as they stand. Environmental Science 100%, Networking Fundamentals 96.2%, and Networking OS – Client 100%. Tomorrow I have mid-term for Networking Fundamentals, keep your fingers (or toes) crossed for me please. I took the majority of my free days off and didn’t do a lot of studying, but I will go through my flashcards tomorrow for at least an hour before school to make sure I’m ready. Lots of charts to go over, and I’m having a hard time remembering some of my ports. I really should have worked harder at studying, but I really felt like I needed a little break.
That being said, I got my new assignment for Environmental Science tonight. We have a new essay, I’m excited. We have to write an argumentative essay, at least 3 pages, about energy sources. I am going the sustainable energy route. I am leaning towards either solar energy or geothermal energy. I’ve already done some preliminary research and I am starting to lean more towards geothermal. I’ll let you know what I decide. It’s due in 2 weeks. I also have a 5 page research paper due for Networking Fundamentals on the Layers of the OSI Model… I find this class to be pretty boring and have yet to start. I’ve known about it for 5 weeks, I have 3 weeks to go. I hope to break ground on it on Thursday. Hopefully I can regain my focus, but that paper for Environmental Science is way more enticing lol
That’s it for tonight, I’m tired and finally think it’s time to go to sleep. I was just so excited about my paper that I had to share it with you.. and Facebook.. and maybe even Twitter, I haven’t decided on that yet though lol. Night all!