Saturday, October 25, 2008
Sad Study Skills
In the 8 years since graduating from college, I haven't had to study. I can't say that I miss it. I can leave work at work, and then do what I choose. This summer I took a conversational Spanish class. The good thing about conversation class? No real homework. This fall I'm taking a basic Spanish class. This is a good thing, since I'm lacking verbs and sentence structure, although I have basic hotel Spanish, including food/beverage, tables, chairs, and "sign here." So I'm doing a little homework. Starting next weekend, I'm taking a 3 Saturday intensive class to prepare for the PHR exam. Getting certified is a good thing, but I swear it's a money making machine for someone, since the preparation materials and the exam are expensive. The good news is that my company is paying for it. So I'm trying to get back in the habit of paying attention, reading text, and using the CD training materials. How I'm going to sit still and pay attention for 8 hours straight is still a mystery. I could have taken it last spring, but I didn't want to miss Saturdays during some of the best skiing. So here I am, in November, learning how to study again.