The composition class went well last night. It was our first real class after introductions in the first week, then cancellations for the holidays last week. We had to get down to it last night. I am already giving them opportunities to practice writing in class. We started the first lesson of the book, and I walked them through everything in the entire unit so as to make clear the study process mandated by the textbook’s system. This group is generally a little slower than I expected, so I am doing a review of basic paragraph and sentence structure carefully. I can see that I will have to go over some grammatical points with them, after checking their writing samples. I think we have the time for that, as we are only required to do the first eight units of this textbook.
I also had a pretty good workout, though my legs felt a little tired still after the hike last Sunday and all the coming and going up and down the hill to and from campus and up and down stairs to and from my office. I kept to my routine, all the same, except that I had to cut down on the skipping and crunches. I felt weaker doing the butterfly machine, too, but I must point out that I have recently pushed it up another five kilograms.