Monday, June 25, 2007

School!

My math class is going quite well so far. I was nervous to begin with because of covering 12 weeks of information in 6 weeks. Good thing it is Algebra 1, so I should be able to ace it even though it is condensed. We're covering 3 chapters of information and having 3 tests as well as homework and a quiz every day that we don't have a test. The first two days were basic review of fractions and the real number system, which it's pretty sad to say that I needed the review. But alas, I did:) I did my practice test for chapter 0 last night and got all the odd answers right. As long as I practice things, I can usually memorize quickly.

Computer Science 120 is going to be a bit more challenging, I think. David thinks it's funny that I am taking a basic computer science class ON the computer. We went and got a flash drive over the weekend, and I figured out how to set everything up for the entire term all by myself (with the basic instructions for how many folders/sub-folders to make and what to name them. It has taken me a bit of time, but I think I'll do alright. Just need to crack open that textbook and start learning how to do more things. Some of what we'll be learning is terminology, the history of computing, and learning how to use Excel, Power Point, Word, etc. I know Word and Power Point well enough, but don't really know a lot of terminology, so that screwed me up on the placement test. That and the fact that I have never used Excel before.

4 comments:

purple_kangaroo said...

I'm glad i's going well so far!

Renae said...

Hi Becci,

Congrats on taking this huge step! I know you can do it and we will be praying for everything!

I love Excel (I have my budget) and love to make spreadsheets - it's very addicting! My co-workers call me the spreadsheet queen!

Hope all is great!

Renae

my4kids said...

I used to be really good at all those computer things but probably and way behind now. Also algebra and I were not friends in school I don't kow why but I was more into geometry!
I think that is why the thought of ever going back to school totally freaks me out. Plus I didn't really enjoy school when I was there.
David knows the computer stuff, does he know those kind of programs? He would think it was funny wouldn't he..
Oh by the way I was happy to see you guys on Saturday. Dorothy is getting so big.....I'm gonna miss her 1st Bday party aren't I??

Tonya said...

Congrats on doing this Becci :) and I am happy to hear things are well so far!