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My first day of grad school

I have literally been counting down the days to the start of my MA program at Southern New Hampshire University. Ten years ago, I graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a BBA in Operations and Materials Management and just two years ago, I picked up an associate degree in technical writing. While I enjoyed certain aspects of these programs (and love learning in general), this is the first program I am SUPER jazzed to be part of and dive into. I have never been this interested in the content of my coursework and I hope that translates into successful completion next year and admission into my MFA program.

Since today is the first day of term, I will be reviewing and printing my syllabi, module guidelines and other course materials. Later this afternoon, I will start writing my introduction to my professors and classmates that is to be posted to the discussion board by Thursday. I am very happy that the structure of this online MA program closely resembles what I experienced during my online associate program through CVTC.

Another thing I am going today to help prepare myself for success is placing holds on my calendar so that I have plenty of time in the evening to complete my readings and coursework. Today is a perfect day for starting class since I have the day off from work.

I love how SNHU is structured. It offers five terms per year. Each term is 10 weeks. Because of this structure, I will be able to complete my MA program in just over a year! My first two courses this term are ENG 510 - Studying the Craft and ENG 520 - Story and Concept. Since I will be reading and writing a lot for my courses, I thought it would be great to start blogging more as well. Practice, practice, practice, right? I know that the more I read and write, the better I will become.
Today is a beautiful winter day in Wisconsin. My hubby is on the road for work, so I am chilling on the couch with my laptop (and adorable fur babies) working on my intro for Thursday. I can't wait to get to know my professors and classmates!



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