The Freshman, J-Term….. Never seen together…

November 22nd, 2010

When I was first coming to Messiah I came across this event right after Christmas break we like to call J-Term. You pick one class and go to it everyday for three weeks. This gives you a chance to take a class( that you usually don’t wanna take) out of the way in a short period of time. It also helped me a lot, since I am the poster child for ADD it’s nice to be able to ¬†focused on one hard subject for a short period of time, as opposed to many hard subjects extended over a 3 month period.

My roommate (first year) has been trying to convince me for weeks that J-Term is just not the thing for him and he would rather go home. He is an idiot. Why??? What a stupid move.

1. He also is considering taking 18 credits next semester!!! 18 !!WHAT…

Whats worse is it’s the spring semester which means every class is longer… I don’t care if it’s 15 min or 30 min … it’s still longer…. and believe me you can tell…

I am already looking at the clock every 5 min in my 45 min classes and now he is telling me that he can go 15 – 30 min longer for 6 classes a week!!! GOOD GEIFF …

Yes I have been watching Charlie Browns Christmas… let me have my fun…

You freshman, I know coming home for Christmas break is really nice and all… and I know how nice it sounds to take ALL OF JANUARY OFF ….but here is the deal J Term is really something you should consider. It’s a relaxing time for you to get one class done and see a lot more of your friends. Plus most of the time it snows during J Term so that always a perk. But believe me it’s worth it. And it makes you spring semester so much easier. For example, I am a Junior taking a J- Term class and since I have done so every year since freshman year I can take 15 credits for spring semester. But since I am taking a J-Term class I only have to take ¬†12 credits for the spring. Yes I said 12 !!!!! two classes a day seems nice Eh ??? Right so do yourself a favor get in a J Term class you won’t regret it. Oh and by the way there are a lot more people taking J Term classes then you think. Good Luck