Thursday, March 27, 2008

...one year later - Register for school.

Last Wednesday, I had the most stress-free registration appointment for registering for classes for the Summer 2008 SFU semester. Man alive, it was also the FASTEST.

My appointment time was for 12:30pm, but when I started, the clock on my computer showed 12:28pm, so I started earlier! I had planned the night before of what classes I wanted and made a pseudo-schedule of those classes. It took me around 15 minutes total to finish getting all four classes I was aiming for. I actually spent more time copying/pasting/colouring my timetable grid in an MSWord document, of what my final weekly class schedule would look like (it helps me see my week better).

Now, I must compare this to my very first registration appointment, as a freshly graduated highschooler. I remember distinctly that that was such a miserable day (July something) because I didn't fully understand how classes/tutorials worked and the registration system was a bit more confusing than it is now. I spent hours, no joke, HOURS trying to figure it all out, planning for a reasonable schedule and trying to comprehend it all. I skipped lunch that day. Ugh that was horrible.

I guess in comparison, it was so easy for me last Wednesday because the registration system is updated and slightly more user-friendly, its the summer semester so there's fewer people, I have more credits which means I get priority choice over those who's registration time is yet to come, and dare I say it... I was smart and relaxed about the whole process.

The only bummers I have is that they weren't offering a bunch of courses I was hoping to take, and for the first time ever in my university life, I will have classes 5 days a week, from Monday to Friday ---AAAAGGGH SOHCAHTOA THE HORROR!!! Oh well, tradeoffs. Simplicity for suffering? Shrug. And sigh (and sob, sob sob....sniffle).

But I am sort of looking forward of going back to school. And sort of dreading it too.
This was a selfish post. If you've made it this far, good for you! Enjoy this emoticon: 8^D

4 comments:

Paulman said...

Boo hoo, Mr. "I have to go to school during weekdays" :D

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Jill said...

you've never done 5 days of classes before? look on the bright side, at least all your assignments won't be due on the same day.
by the way, are you able to come to the year-end banquet??

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