2015-09-01

First day of school



Today was my first day back at University!

Quite a few things have changed since I last was a student.
First of all, everything is on-line. No more snail mail and
ridiculous phone hours. Application, registration, course schedules
and all information is handled or can be accessed via the Internet.

The teachers are more accommodating and available.
I have already been corresponding with several helpful faculty members,
and during the introductory meeting today many teachers encouraged
us students to contact them at any time, about basically anything.

On the bachelor level all students have to choose whether we want
to write our paper within literature or linguistics. A decade ago
barely anyone chose linguistics, but after restructuring
the lesson plan (and because the literature department is still
drudging Shakespeare and Austen) now 2/3 choose linguistics.

I too have chosen linguistics. My main interests are dialects
and accents, but I haven't really gotten further than that.
I'm hoping I will get some ideas once the term really begins.






This is how I celebrated my first day back to school.
Yes, that's a BIG glass of red wine.
And yes, those are 5 new bottles of nail polish.




 




37 kommentarer:

  1. Glad your first day went well! I love those nail polish colors! Happy first of September.
    blessings
    ~*~

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you!
      I only have long nails once a year, in late summer, so I have to make the most out of it ;)

      Radera
  2. Sounds like you had a great first day back in school! Yes, things have changed tremendously because of the internet! When I was in college, way back when, registering for classes was a nightmare. Glad things are going so well for you!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I can imagine! Even just a decade ago there were stacks of papers and forms to fill out and send in, and everything took forever.

      Radera
  3. My favorite chiocolate Bar as well! Now your on Back To School hours soooooo don't stay up late! I happy you are SHINING on! xDebi

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Bounty seems to be a hit with many people :)
      I always stay up late, but I might have to change that now that I have a longer drive each day.

      Radera
  4. Sounds very exciting! Love bounty bars and LOVE red wine. Haha!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I wish you lived closer, then we could celebrate productive days together :)

      Radera
  5. Dala-Järna mål.....helt obegripligt. Kanske något för dig 😊

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Haha, det låter intressant, men jag måste nog skriva om engelska dialekter - eftersom det är det jag läser :)

      Radera
  6. Nice to hear that you are off to a good start!

    SvaraRadera
  7. Welcome back to student life! I loved that part of my life. I often reflect on it. I also studied a bit of linguistics, both in college and later at university.

    Bounty and red wine? How inspired!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you!
      I just love chocolate and red wine in almost every way, shape and form :)

      Radera
  8. Sounds good to me! Enjoy school!

    SvaraRadera
  9. WAHOO! Congrats on a successful first day! Welcome to the sacred halls of academia. :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Oooh, I got some Hogwarts associations there :) Thank you!

      Radera
  10. Awesome! If you need any Linguistics help, my work BFF is a Linguistics Professor :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you, Sharon, that's very generous <3 I might ask blog friends for reading favors later on :)

      Radera
  11. Congratulations for making it back! I hope you enjoy the linguistics! Love the nailpolishes!

    SvaraRadera
  12. Oh nej! Nu vill jag rödvin också! :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Är det något dåligt..? :) Hur fungerar det egentligen i Finland - kan en köpa alkohol i mataffären eller har ni Systembolag?

      Radera
    2. Det var "oh nej!" eftersom ja inte hade en vin butelj. :D Vi har Systembolaget men det heter Alko. Där finns vin och andra starka alkohol drycker. Öl finns i mataffären.

      Radera
  13. Congrats! Linguistics sounds like it would be way more interesting. I hope you enjoy your courses. :D

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Last time I chose literature and I just couldn't make it through, so I really hope linguistics will fit me better.

      Radera
  14. Cheers to higher education and new adventures.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. 'Higher' is right - I'm already completely lost! But thanks :)

      Radera
  15. Yes yes, join me in the bachelor degree trudge! LOL. I am glad that you are off to a good start. I just wrapped up the final week of my term and am looking forward to the break week. It's funny that you should mention Shakespeare. I have a Shakespeare Lit class next term. I've done pretty well with his work in the past and I am happy that two of the plays we will be looking at, I've already read.
    Those colors of nail polish are awesome and totally ones I would pick!
    Hugs and best of Luck!

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I don't mind Shakespeare as such, but when the teacher's tired introductory speech - and the reading list! - is the exact same as 10 years ago...
      I feel completely lost already and I am dreading my class tomorrow. I feel like everyone understands the on-line platform except me, and I was in no way prepared for the level of grammar we are on - I have had a decade to forget it all!

      Radera
  16. It´s so great you decided to go back to college! I was an English literature student myself (and I am still missing daily classes now they´re over).

    Enjoy your life period there, it is challenging, but also really enjoyable.

    SvaraRadera
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    1. Thank you! I hope it will feel rewarding and exciting in a while, but right now it's mostly frightening and overwhelming...

      Radera
  17. Accessibility and availability, due to the internet, is a great thing when it comes to education these days. I'm glad you like the systems. Some people who return to school are intimidated by the virtual bits--not us bloggers though!

    Red wine and new nail polish seems quite appropriate. ;-)

    SvaraRadera
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    1. I'm a bit intimidated but the pros far outweigh the cons, so I'm embracing it :)

      Radera

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