Since it's been about 43 years since I've been inside a classroom, so far this course has been surprising in many ways. The preparatory phase has been confusing but achievable with some persistence.
I was surprised by the scope of the outcomes we will become skilled in. Of course I had hoped to develop a complete skill set in Rhetorical Knowledge, Critical Thinking, Processes and Conventions. The additional skills in contemporary and writing across platforms comes as a pleasant surprise.
The only thing I find difficult so far is the advice to be detailed and descriptive. I'm going to find it difficult to flesh out my writing to be expressive enough to be useful. I'm a tidy little creature and try not to use 5 words when one will do.