So, my first week of class concluded a couple days ago. I intended to write at that point, but I guess I got distracted by things.
I have been able to talk in group discussions with classmates. One was in Math, where I tried to bring the rest of my group up to speed on how to do the problems we had been given as a group assignment. That was interesting. Two made minor mistakes and were fairly easy to explain things to. The third was struggling. Math is not her strongest subject, obviously, but she was trying, so the rest of us were more than willing to help. The math is floating back to me, and I think it will start to become obvious to my instructor and my fellow students.
The second group discussion was in English. We were discussing our thoughts on the first couple scenes of Fences by August Wilson. It was a good discussion, though we were not really sure what was expected of us in the group discussion. I suppose we will learn tomorrow when we discuss it as a class.
In my English class, I foresee issues with a couple classmates if I have to put up with them. One has a tendency to show up a few minutes late and smelled strongly of beer a few days ago. She seats herself in the seat closest to the door to avoid attracting too much attention. I was unfortunate to be sitting near that seat and had to endure the smell for the rest of class. I have since chosen another area of the room to sit in. Another classmate tends to ask oddball questions. I am not sure if he is serious, though I hope he is not. The instructor was going over what she expected on a written assignment. The expectations were simple. The writing had to be legible enough for her to read. We could use calligraphy if we desired, so long as she could read it. The guy rose his hand and asked what calligraphy was. I wanted to ask aloud if he was serious, but decided not to. Not sure I wanted to know the answer.
So, the next week might be interesting as we get further into the actual instruction of the classes. I have my first math quiz tomorrow. I foresee no issues, but one never knows. More to come.