Personal Experience: Beauty Queen Of Leenane And All My School

1032 Words 4 Pages
First, a confession: Prior to taking this class, I was not attentive with understanding the requirements, so I will not pretend otherwise. As a student who didn’t enroll in college until my mid-thirties for reasons besides desire or ability to learn, most classes I’ve taken thus far have been very interesting to me. This one I must say, had me challenged, but not in a way I enjoy. Within my professional development, I have worked in operations and logistics for nearly two decades, but lack the educational background to support further advancements with my career. Understanding that experience in the field can only take me so far. When I began school last winter I tried to balance my schedule with one class of personal interest, such as math or economics and …show more content…
What I didn’t enjoy about the class was the in-classroom time because many students were not focused, very disruptive and at times immature. These are all natural emotions for an adolescent, however, for myself, I was there to self-develop and had difficulty doing so with all the distractions. In retrospect, with regards to my initial comment about not fully understanding the course requirement, I probably would have gained more from an in classroom course. Despite reading the course information, I didn’t realize the comprehensive critical thinking required. The first books, Beauty Queen of Leenane and All My Sons had characters which I could relate to, however, as we began the reading of Sweeney Todd, I quickly realized my skills for comprehending reading and relating to situations in my life, would not be sufficient moving forward. The format and style of reading was not something I was familiar with. Then, as we analyzed Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats in the forum posts, I again felt uncomfortable and out of sorts relating the very short poems to the detailed assignments. Lastly, as we read and discussed Watership Down, I was initially overwhelmed and predetermined that I would not

Related Documents