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Folks, I couldnt have thought up a more blunt title than that. I am currenty taking History 17a which is “US history from its colonial beginning through the Civil War and Reconstruction”.

I need HELP! Is anyone a History major or knowledgeable enough to help me get through this class? I am reading, studying, praying and yet I don’t think I am going to make it through this class! My brain must have some mental block for history – it’s the only subject I ever had to take in summer school in high school. I think all the terms are confusing me… the puritans, rebels, French and British, the confederates, the Indians, monarchies, bourgeoisie… ahh they all blend together when it comes time to take a quiz. Ask me to answer a question about Benjamin Franklin or Anne Hutchinson and I am golden but throw all these people, places and events on a test and I am done for! I think my saving grace might come in a critical book review, I am (arguably) good at writing!

Seriously though, if there are any local tutors or friends willing to help me with this class I will be eternally grateful to you and will consider you the only reason I graduate – seriously, I am that doomed!

Man, I thought I was retarded in math, well I am currently taking math AND this history class and I want to make out with my math book right now – I heart Algebra! If you can’t offer your brain, PLEASE throw up some prayers for me!



Not really. In fact, I’m not really too cool for anything – I’m kinda lukewarm-ish.

Yes, today is the day, another semester of junior college underway. (ha ha that rhymed) I kinda freaked out this morning when I read the syllabus of one of my classes… “expect to spend 10 hours a week on classwork in order to get a passing grade” – gulp!

So does that mean since I have three classes that I should expect to spend 30 hours a week on school?? Do I even have 30 hours a week to give?

Wish me luck folks, I am going to need it. I’ll leave you today with glimpse of my new bedroom… it caused me to have inflammation of the lungs… but… I love it – details & more pictures another time đŸ™‚

~ Em

Remember I said I should be writing my essay instead of blogging? Well I finally finished it! (Flylady’s anti-procrastination day) It was due today so I figured I better start. It took me two hours to think of a thesis, write the essay, edit it and submit it. Do you think it’s a sign of a bad a grade to come if you do in two hours what you were supposed to take two weeks doing? I’ll let you know.

* Note: I got a B+ on this, revised it and got an A. Yay for me and working under pressure!

 ~ Em

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