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Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Academics | 0 comments

Rewarding Classes

Rewarding Classes

What is the most rewarding class that you’ve taken at St. Petersburg College?

Dear Sierra,

This is a tough question! I truly enjoyed most, if not all, of the classes I took at SPC. If I have to choose one that stands out from my transcript, it has to be Dr. Brightman’s Marine Biology class.

I don’t know about you, but biology terrifies me. I like to think I’m book smart but not really lab smart. Anything that has to do with cells and blood and systems just freaks me out. This is why I’m not becoming a medical doctor.

I took this class because, when I was younger, I had this weird fantasy that I wanted to be like Jacques-Yves Cousteau, the famed oceanographer. In my mind taking Oceanography and Marine Biology was the best choice ever to meet my physical and bio requirements.  I even had to fight to get into this class, because as a dual-enrolled student I did not have enrollment privileges.

The Marine Biology class, which I took on my last semester at SPC before graduation, was a real challenge for me. Don’t get me wrong, I loved the class and the professor was awesome, it’s just I wasn’t truly prepared for it.

No matter what I did, I could just not get the grade I was aiming for.  I was real close though. Overall, this class, and Dr. Brightman, taught me that an A is not everything. I honestly wish I would have taken this class earlier in my college career.

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