In my ENC 1102 class this week, one of our assignments was to read a short story called “An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge.” At first glance, it doesn’t really look like an outstanding story, but the saying stays true that “you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover.”
I don’t want to give away too much detail about the story, mostly because I think that you should give it a read, and see how wonderful it is for yourself. I have not often read books, or stories, or anything written down for that matter.. that was as descriptive and colorful as this story was. In our class, we are to read and analyze a given short story and, up until this point, the stories haven’t been particularly interesting to me. I am the type of person who likes action, blood, violence, and a good plot. A “good vs evil war story” if you will. Some stories can be exceptions; Harry Potter of course was one of them, but mostly I find the stories that catch my attention are typical for my gender. (Funny how that works out isn’t it?) This short story we read as an assignment was one of the few stories that I actually read over again just for the enjoyment! I will say that it does take place in a war, and there is such colorful detail and description in this story, it’s just amazing. I simply cannot convey to you how excellent I find this story to be. Watching action movies a lot, I can say that you just cannot compare the detail to this story. It’s a relatively short story as-well, ending after only a few pages.
It’s left me wanting more. Some may say I am easily impressed with stories and books of this genre, but I disagree. It takes something special to make me rant and rave over it like I have for this blog!
Also a little reminder, tomorrow is Student/Faculty development day! Unless you have a class scheduled after 4pm, there are no classes!
What type of story do you prefer to read? I really crave to find another story like this one, so if you have read this story and know of one similar, let me know! email@example.com
Howdy ya’ll. Hope you are having an outstanding week. I know I am. It’s great this time of year. Not too hot, not too cold, the sun is shining and birds are singing.. It’s great. The sun is starting to go down a little later each day, and before you know it we will be right back into summer again!
The point of this blog is just to remind you all that Friday is Faculty/Staff Development Day. There won’t be any classes or academic support labs! The only exception is for classes that are scheduled for 4 p.m and later. They will all meet as usual. I know, it is a bit confusing, but trust me. The original date this was set for was changed, and the student planners were already printed with the incorrect date, so that is why you don’t see it in your agenda. Make note though, because if you are here on Friday you will be all alone.. Lol!
It’s a great day to sleep in, and get a head start on studying! Instead of being in class the entire time, look at it as an opportunity to catch up on all of your classes. For those of you who are only going to school, look at it as a freebie 3 day weekend! For those of you that work and go to school, I’m sorry, but you will still have to clock in like normal. (Nannie nannie boo boo!!!! >:P )
Anyways! … Be sure to write down that there are no classes before 4p.m on Friday. I know that for me personally, it is going to be a well needed break. Almost like a preview for Spring Break!!!!
What are you going to do on Student/Faculty Development day? I would love to know.
Its that time again…
Midterms… Those awful tests that are just as bad as finals, in my opinion!
Okay, its not all that bad. I’m just stuck in the throes of distaste, studying and trying to cram for my first midterm of the semester. I’m not ready! Actually, I’m probably more ready than I give myself credit for. Thats the wonders of a good professor! I’m really glad for the professor I have for American History this semester. I’m not going to lie, I am not a fan of history. Not so much because I find the subject itself unpleasant, but more that is is always written or explained in such uninteresting ways! Give me a book of good historical fiction or a documentary though, and I am so ready to dig into them. This time around though, this is not the case. This professor is great at keeping class interesting. He cracks jokes, he relates it to modern day issues, and so on and so forth. He’s an easy guy to get along with too, something I can always appreciate.
So what makes a class more enjoyable for you? Do you like it when a professor is more down to earth? Sort of along those lines, what are some of your favorite? I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying American History this time around, but I usually really love classes like Creative Writing, Visual Literacy, and Figure Drawing. Let me know what you like in an email to firstname.lastname@example.org!