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Next term's schedule, which has just been released, makes me so annoyed. Because it contains core classes, I can't even drop them, so it looks like for 13 weeks next year, I'm going to have to take this utterly fucked-up schedule, which not only contains two 3-hour classes (not back to back, but ugh) in one day but also two night classes. I utterly loathe night classes, not only because I am so not a night person and not being a teenager anymore I can't go on after 8-9pm* but also this means I can't teach in the evening any more on those two days. This results in the really awful prospect of having to teach on other evenings, which does mean that all my weekday evenings will be taken up. The alternative is, of course, to do without an income stream, but you know, I like eating.

(I can't even take the damned module next year, because I finish up at the end of next year - all going well - and it is apparently only offered in the winter term for my course - and of course, there is no gurantee that even if I do the extreme thing and stretch my study plan out just to take it in winter 2014, it will NOT be a night class. Because the school's planning skills are so awe-inspiring, really.)

So it's Hobson's Choice.

I mean, really. I have already had to put up with all kinds of shitty scheduling problems due to shipping law but I can't blame anyone because it's an elective that I chose, so I keep my grumbles to a minimum, but this goddamn compulsory class's timing is giving me all sorts of die-in-a-fire rage.

*I can teach after that time***, but that's because I'm the one talking and in control. Plus in fact I'm already about to collapse on the inside; my latest classes - the ones I teach, I mean - last until 9.30. I stretch my concentration further by drinking lots of tea and giving myself surreptitious pinches to keep alert. To ask that I take a class from 6 to 9.15pm** is ugh... a little bit beyond human endurance? Keeping in mind you're marked on class participation. You have to do class presentations. It's just- I did it last term and it was very exhausting. I did it, and I don't want to do it anymore.

**The other night class is until 7.30pm. Not too awful timewise, but it does kill off any opportunity I have of teaching that particular evening unless I can arrange to teach from 8 to 9.30pm.

***I do, however, do my studying (and writing) late at night out of pure lack-of-time-ness and also that there are less interruptions at night. I keep nodding off between paragraphs. I'd really just prefer to study during the day, or mornings.

ETA: And that's not including the goddamn make-up classes. Because the school has a policy that if classes fall on public holidays, they should be made up on Saturdays. Which in next term number three. Three holidays, I mean. Two for Lunar New Year, one for Good Friday. All will be made-up on Saturdays the week before or after. And you know what, people have regularly scheduled stuff to do on Saturdays! Look, if I cannot teach in the evenings, then I have to teach on Saturdays, and I really cannot cancel on Saturdays more than once. It's my most heavily scheduled day of the week: 10 to 6. It's bad for my students and makes my boss side-eye me a lot, okay?

Date: 2012-11-01 05:01 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] februaryfour
Urgh. I feel for you. I can't avoid this one HORRIBLE professor who just started this term as she teaches Auditing and Accounting Information Systems, two required classes--and all the students in those classes right now HATE HER because she sucks. Disorganized, moves the goal posts (has changed syllabus up to three months into the semester, meaning she changed them again recently), bad at teaching, unclear on assignments, unrealistic expectations (10 minutes to write a 4-part essay with more than two pages)...

And if I don't take the classes with this professor next semester, I'll have to change my entire MS program because I won't have the classes I need by Fall 2013. No other professor teaches these classes either. T_T

T_T So yeah, I get what you mean.
Edited Date: 2012-11-01 05:02 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-01 06:05 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] februaryfour
I wish it weren't bad. Unfortunately, I just don't see any way around sucking it up and doing my best to get an A despite the professor sucking.

XDDDD Whining, venting, and all that jazz!

No fear, I totally got what you were talking about--I want to whine about how my schedule is going to suck no matter what I do because I'm trying to avoid the professor, avoid killing myself with work (especially since I want to do work for DABC, a tax volunteer association, and there are both self-improvement AND professional networking reasons to throw myself into that) and STILL graduate with a specialisation in financial forensics!

([personal profile] jetsam suggested tax, but it's a lost cause for me at the moment simply because I just don't have enough room in my degree for the classes.)
Edited Date: 2012-11-01 06:06 pm (UTC)

Date: 2012-11-02 05:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] februaryfour
Gotta get them to keep the GPA up so I can maintain my scholarship. ^_^;;;;;; I have to maintain a 3.6, and A is 4, A- is 3.67. Anything below an A is bad for my scholarship.

Date: 2012-11-04 06:23 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] februaryfour
Whoops, I missed it. Sorry. A lot of people tease me about the As. ^_^;;;;;;

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