Hello! I’m Brittany and I like to go by Britt or just Brittany. I’m a senior graduating Spring 2020! I’m a huge book nerd, always reading, and I love to play video games.
My summer schedule this year is quite full as I go camping nearly every weekend in Carlyle, which is why I decided to go the online route versus the traditional classroom setting. I also have a family vacation planned at the end of June with for an entire week! Additionally, I get to attend book conventions/events this summer with my mom where we get to meet our favorite authors and get their signatures. Recently, I got to go to Chicago for the BTS concert as well as getting to go to the Field Museum where I got to see Sue the T-Rex!
Reading has always been a passion for me, ever since I was a little girl. It was my way of escaping reality as well as falling into another world, so to say. I read a lot so it became no surprise to anyone when I decided I wanted to become an independent author when I graduate as well as an editor for authors.
Online classes have always been convenient for me, especially when I’m trying to take an online course during the summer. Being on campus would just be impossible since I’m always gone. This way, I can still ‘attend’ class even if I’m travelling. Furthermore, literature courses on campus always seem like they would be better online so I’m going to see if this is really true since this is my first online literature course. So far, I’ve only taken a couple online courses and they were both psychology courses. Each were rather easy online. However, I’ve never used WordPress before so I’m super nervous about that and how that’ll work out for me, in the end.
I think my expectations of this course would be a course that expands my analytical reading and to really read as a writer. I’m hoping this course provides me with better examples of the type of writing I want to do when I graduate next year. My other literature courses have helped in these departments, but we always read about authors that write in a genre I don’t plan to write in so this being a YA course gives me hope that this class will be better beneficial to me. I also hope to have discussions that are more open to different opinions than what I’ve experienced in traditional classrooms since this is online and it’s usually safer to have a different opinion. Lastly, if I were to describe an ‘ideal’ student, it would be someone who devotes a lot of time in the week to prepare for class as well as homework and takes extensive notes, always paying attention. I’ve always hated being partnered with someone who doesn’t care about the class, so I’d want an ideal student to care about the course and what we’re learning.
I look forward to seeing everyone’s posts and learning new things!