It’s nice having being your major specific classes, because you’re pretty much with the same professors each semester. My first semester as an Exercise Science major (Fall of Junior year) I was in Exercise Physiology and that class was very confusing for me. My professor was wonderful, I just couldn’t wrap my head around the material. However, what I always looked forward to were her extra credit questions. They would always be related to some of the headlines on Yahoo the morning of our test, so sometimes I’d actually remember to look (or I’d call my parents in the morning to find out what was going on in the world..haha!
This semester, 2 of my final classes are with that same professor. Last Thursday we had a test and there were two options for the extra credit question. I couldn’t even think of something to make up and try to get it right!! So, instead, I wrote at the bottom, “Clearly I need to watch less Food Network and more news channels! “ When my professor handed our tests back this morning, I got to the page where I’d written that note, and she wrote, “I thought your dad would text you in the morning to tell you some of the headlines! ” !!! I thought, “How in the world did she remember that from 4 semesters ago?!” I was completely shocked; I even said something to her after class and she laughed and said she remember me telling her that last year!
That just goes to show why Longwood is awesome: because our professors are awesome. They care. And, as the saying goes about classes and class sizes, “you’re more than just a number. you’re a name.”