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Procrastination Pays Off

January 17th, 2015 at 09:54 pm

I noted in my last entry that I was planning to sign up for a class during winter quarter related to my former field. When the class information was posted, I noted on the website that it had a different instructor than the one who taught the class I had visited. Now, anyone who has taken classes knows that instructor quality varies greatly. I liked what I saw for the instruction of the teacher I had visited. The new instructor was an unknown quantity.

After I wrote my previous entry I also looked into a program related to my field. It would be several classes, all on-line, with a certification at the end. The fees would be minimal - the bulk of the cost is paid by the government through a "back to work" initiative. But. . . all on-line, on-your-own classes. And I wasn't wild about the offerings.

As I mulled over my options, I was deluged by Christmas and all that entails.

Ultimately I decided, for a lot of reasons, that the certification program would be my second choice. I went to register for the class at about a week before quarter start, and discovered that not only was the class full, I would be pretty far down on the waiting list! I contacted the school and found out that they were working to get another section of the class opened. I was contacted the first day of classes - a new section opened, and the instructor is the one I visited with in the fall! Normally procrastination comes back to bite me but in this case it paid off.

I am loving my class. I've been out of this field, at home with Daisy for over a decade. But - it's been just like riding a bicycle. It's coming back. I'm not a rock star in my class, but I'm a good solid performer.

3 Responses to “Procrastination Pays Off”

  1. snafu Says:

    So glad your delay paid off and you're enjoying the class you chose. If you hate it, if it's not what you thought, it's so hard to remain motivated to completion.

    I hope you'll reconsider on-line courses when they have offerings you like. DH had been director of our university's on-line HR Admin courses which are wildly successful in spite of their ridiculously expensive tuition. They use the 'cohort' arrangement which benefits participants by opening doors into organizations other than their own. For that reason alone, many employers are reimbursing staff for costs. 2nd, the university only uses their very best instructors for on-line programs. The one-on-one time instructors are required to deliver almost makes the cost palatable.

    Of course every institution is different and some faculties see on-line delivery as a cash cow [it really is] and treats students abysmally.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Glad to hear you got the instructor and class you wanted!

  3. rob62521 Says:

    Glad your procrastination was to your benefit. Enjoy the class.

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