History Class

Some of my high school teachers thought that since my dad was an attorney, that it meant that I would also be interested in History or Political Science. No, I didn’t get that gene, thankfully.

Actually, I never did very well in any History classes. In college I had to take a few classes as a requirement for my education degree.  And just my luck, the same professor taught each class.

His exams gave the students an option to define 25 terms or write one essay (with three topics given). I figured I had a better chance with 25 terms.

But when I sat down and looked through the choices of terms, my grades reflected that I didn’t know enough about 25 of them, which led to a C, D or F.

The professor asked to meet with me. He told me that I would have a better chance at picking one of the essay topics and writing about that. He said, think about what the major events we have discussed, pick three of them and study all you can. Surely, one of those topics will be on the exam.

So when the next test came, I studied three, and one of them was a choice. I wrote a few pages worth of info, everything that I could remember, and turned my essay in.

When I got it back – he had written a note on the top – “Good Job! I knew you could do it.” I had received my first B in a college History class. From then on, I studied the most important topics and continued to do well on the exams. And I encouraged my friends to do the same.

Just when you think you can only rely on yourself, think again, there will always be someone else who can help you improve on yourself.

By | 2016-10-19T14:43:06+00:00 February 27th, 2016|Life Experiences|0 Comments

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My name is Susan W (sue) Corbran. I am a writer, a Creative Memories consultant, a volunteer in Children's Ministry at my church, and an advocate for widows and gay Christians. I love helping people - whether it is by sharing my stories; consulting with others on how to preserve their most precious memories - photos and ways to tell their stories; or helping children learn about God - and for them to know that He loves them, no matter what! I am a Mom and a Grandma. I love to golf, travel, read, and listen to music (and play the piano and guitar, when available - simple songs!). Oh and I love to write - so be sure to read some of my blogs. I am a co-author of the book Emerge: Real Stories of Courage and Truth, An Amazon Best Seller, 2015, along with The Call to Soar, an Amazon Best Seller, 2016. An author of the ebook Five Simple Ways to Love Gay Christians You Need to Know Now, 2017, and other numerous blogs and articles for magazine contests. This year, 2017, I plan to publish a series of books for young adult (ages 9-14) in the genre of Christian Life. I also hope to publish a book of childhood memories (to share with my grandchildren). My hope is that God willl be praised and glorified by my writing for Him.

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