Tuesday, August 18, 2009

10 Week Book Giveaway--Week #10

Last week for the giveaway. Don't worry though, I'll be announcing the official blog tour for ALMA next week and you'll still have a chance to win a book.

Answer today's question in the comment trail, and on Friday, I'll announce the winner:

What class in high school or college do you think helped the most in your day-to-day life now?

I had to take accounting as one of my business minor courses in college. At the time it didn't really apply to much of what I was doing, except for maybe balancing a checkbook, but anyone could do that, right? Anyway, I've used a lot of principles from that class to set up and run my editing company. I've put together a finance plan and also deal with receivables and payables, as well as payroll and taxes. I'm still learning as I go, but taking that accounting class was a good start. My only complaint about that class was it started at 7 a.m.

10 comments:

Becky said...

I'm not sure on this one. I use my stats class info for my work as a research analyst a lot; also my English/technical writing for writing my books. But I have to admit my religion courses help me daily as well.

Mary Campbell said...

Strangely enough it was a philosophy class that I took while attending Snow College. We had a discussion on God and why he allows evil to happen. It was the first time I came to realize the importance of free will and that even God is bound by it.

Taffy said...

Ugh! Do I have to write it?? Ok. Band. It taught me discipline. Taught me to be on time. And gave me great calves for four years.

Kami said...

I would probably have to say my typing class has helped me the most. I didn't like it at first since it was EXTREMELY boring but once I learned I was glad I did it. Beats finger pecking any day.

Cheri Chesley said...

Kami makes a good point. I was going to say my sophomore English class but typing is right up there. Not only was my English class good for me on an academic level, but the teacher was awesome and completely supportive of my writing.

Ally in WA said...

I would have to say it's a toss up between HS Creative Writing and HS Home Economics. I learned to cook and also learned to put my thoughts down on paper in a cohesive fashion.

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Kate said...

Human Development. It covered social, emotional and cognitive stages from birth to old age. It helps me understand my children and set realistic expectations for them and me.

Julie Wright said...

Don't enter me in the contest because I am buying a book, but I wanted to comment and say that my interpersonal communications class was most helpful. I got a lot out of learning how to simply talk to people.

Heather B. Moore said...

Yes--typing was a great course. The letters on my keyboard are mostly worn off, so my kids get frustrated, but I don't even notice ;)

Cheri Chesley said...

Heather that's funny! My son and I were just looking at my keyboard last night and noticing the same thing. The "n" has completely worn off.