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December 06, 2006

Retail: another addition to the list of things that I don't want to do with the rest of my life.

Progress, like the proverbial truth, can often be said to be in the eye of the beholder. Therefore, when the question is put forth as to what progress I have personally made in this course, the answer comes out twofold. First, it could be said that I have made an exceptional amount: I have a working webpage, and an [almost] working interactive fiction, neither of which I would have attempted at the start of this course. There is no question that I have learned alot, both from my peers and the class itself, and I have also come up with some new and somewhat humorous entries on my blog. Looked at in this light, it seems that a large amount of progress was made indeed.

Unfortunately though, there is another side to the same coin, which stems largely from the fact that in retrospect, there is a good chance much more progress could have been achieved. This semester has been incredibly hectic, largely due to the fact that I've been working almost full time in the electronics department of Target as well as tutoring philosophy and practicing with the good old Seton Hill Tennis team. What all this amounts to is a good deal less of my time being spent on classwork, and possibly a slightly lower grade of work produced even when the time is spent. It seems obvious that school should take precedence over work in this situation, but sadly this is easier said than done. Looking at it from this angle then, makes me realize how much more productive this semester and this class could have been in a different situation, such as one where I didn't have to keep up with a job.

Oh well...I guess everyone has to step out into the real world sometime, huh? *sigh...*

Posted by PaulCrossman at December 6, 2006 01:34 AM

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Paul, don't beat yourself up over your productiveness. the reality of a demanding class like this and having a full time job is that your work may effect you class time and vice versa. I feel that through all your hardships this semester, you still came out with alot from this class. I saw you alwyas helong kathleen and tiffany while they were in some of there most confused moments. It's also nice to see you being able to connect with people like Lori and Karissa. I admit I like looking at your blogs for a bit of comic relief from the readings and projects. I think you gained something from the class that the other students haven't. The importance of how much work you put into something really does show how much you get out of it.

Posted by: Rachel Prichard at December 11, 2006 05:38 PM

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