After my debacle of math assessment today, I received my letter of non-admittance from WGU. Who told me to go to Community College for a while, then come back. Well, I had already decided that Community College is the way to go for me anyway. WGU can go away.
Now comes my quandary. Should I take a Dumbed down English Comp class, to relearn how to write papers. I mean I really really bombed that essay for WGU. Who is to say I won’t bomb the essays in Comp I?
I have already resigned myself to taking 2 1/2 years to finish at DMACC. Adding 1 more English class, a beginning English class wouldn’t change that. As a matter of fact, it would push classes around and help me fill that last semester.
Seriously, I don’t remember how to cite sources. I still double space after the period. I don’t give a crap about the oxford comma. Things that a beginning English comp class might just cover.
And I could get away with writing less than stellar essays for a while. I mean it would be for those who either are not good at English or people like me who just haven’t written anything serious for 29 years.
I have mad fill in form skills, and cut and paste skills galore. I know how to build a proper paragraph (I think). But writing a formal paper might be beyond my feeble English skills.
I think I might need to talk to my Adviser again. I really can’t afford a bad grade in Comp I. Might be time to totally jack around with my schedule. Oh yeah, I’m pretty sure I need refresher English like I am taking refresher Math and refresher/low level Science. It just makes sense when you haven’t seriously done something for 29-30 years to be rusty at it.
OK, so I wrote this all out as maybe maybe maybe, but it helped me decide that yes, I am going to take ENG061 College Prep Writing II. I don’t need ENG060, its about how to build a sentence. 061 deals with actually writing papers and doing all the things right.
Now to go screw with my schedule to get this in too. At least its only 3 credits. I still don’t know about the Foreign Language requirements for UofI and ISU.