Like a few of my peers, I am a “mature” student. I am going into this field as a person full of life experiences. So, why can’t I just be a trooper and memorize those Marc codes and find those subject headings in DDC just like the power point presentation said I should?
The reason, I think, is just that it’s TOO MUCH INFORMATION! (Sorry, I yelled). But, seriously, it is, TMI in such a short span of time. In able to learn something, I need time to digest the information. That is difficult to do in a span of less than 3 months. That’s like dining and dashing. It just isn’t good practice.I’m not saying that the program should be longer, because two years is plenty for me. But it is a fact, that many do need to do this program longer than the allotted 2 years because it’s just too heavy. This is, especially, if you need to take all the courses (some do not because they have transferable courses from previous studies, or a BA).
So, thankfully, just one more semester for me. I’ve just finished a relentless one, and I’m not sure if I can take much more punishment. I do look forward to the end with great zeal … but for now, to the store I go for a Christmas tree.