Posts Tagged ‘Academics’

Happy Holidays…. almost!

Posted By lindsey on December 19th, 2011

Wednesday, December 14th

Hey RWU (and whoever else is reading this),

I have never in my life studied so long for one exam. Ever. Tomorrow at 8am I have a cumulative statistics final and I have never been so nervous before in my life. My average right now is right on the verge of two letter grades, so I would rather this exam keep it at the higher grade instead of bump it down to the lower. Because of this I have been studying for this class since 11 o’clock this morning, and it is now 10:00pm. Maybe not straight through though…. I took a lunch break and a late night breakfast break :) Oh…and a break to write this blog!

My stats exam is at 8am tomorrow morning, will be done by 10, and then I have my American Legal System exam at 2:00pm. Luckily I have four hours in between exams which will give me plenty of time to study for that one :). I think I know that subject more though, so I should be okay with only having four hours to study. Or maybe I am just over thinking things and college finals aren’t going to be as scary as I think they are…. but I’m pretty sure they are pretty horrible, or so I’ve heard.

The late night breakfast was absolutely insane. Without a doubt, crazier than Halloween and Thanksgiving. Caitlin, Jenn, Sky and I (friends from Maple 12) thought that getting there at 8:45 would be early enough to beat the rush, but boy were we wrong. Instead, we waited outside of the Commons for 15 minutes (that’s how long the line was) until people were starting to be let in. Best part of the breakfast…. Dunkin’ Donuts coffee. My favorite!

The line at Late Night Breakfast...down the stairs, around the corner and down the stairs...

The line at Late Night Breakfast...down the stairs, around the corner and down the stairs...

Overall, I’d consider this semester to be pretty successful :). I won a Wii, had pretty cool professors, met a bunch of new people and attended a bunch of awesome events! Time to go home to New Hampshire, though… where there is snow!

Happy holidays! See you at the end of January :) I’d say see you in the spring, but let’s be real, it’s New England… winter has just barely started in January!

PS- My first semester as a freshman is over!! How did that happen so fast? And to those of you who have been experiencing my freshman year with me, thank you!!!

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Yes, I actually have classes, too…

Posted By lindsey on November 21st, 2011

Now that I think about it, all of my recent blogs have been about the exciting stuff I do on the weekends, or events I attend during the week. But I’m in college, and I do in fact have classes to attend so that’s why this blog is going to be about my academic experience here at Roger Williams. I know that this blog may not be as exciting to read as the others, but what I’m going to be talking about is the reason why I am even here so it’s important.

I only have four classes this semester which is one less than most. However, I arrived here at Roger Williams with a few AP credits from high school so luckily I’m not behind, but in fact slightly ahead. Monday, Wednesday and Friday I have two courses, Human Behavior in Perspective and Introduction to Cultural Anthropology. These two classes are over by 9:50 in the morning, so I’ve learned to go back to sleep at 10:00am and wake up whenever I want. Yes, this means I have 8am classes which apparently isn’t “ideal” for most people, but in my opinion I would rather be able to go back to sleep before a lot of students have even started their classes for the day.

Tuesdays and Thursdays are my “late” days. By late I mean I’m not done until 12:20 in the afternoon. Tough life isn’t it? I start off with Basic Statistics then have an hour and a half off until The American Legal System.

Without question Introduction to Cultural Anthropology is my favorite course this semester. I suppose that is a good thing considering it’s one of my majors! I could spend hours learning about every aspect of Anthropology and how cultures around the world differ from each other. It’s also a plus that I have an awesome professor that I learn so much from. Also, I’m pretty sure that it is a good sign when I find myself studying a subject and enjoying myself, even when I don’t have an exam or quiz coming up. Or maybe it just means I am nerdy?

Human Behavior in Perspective is a CORE class that I have no choice but to take so at first I wasn’t looking forward to it. However, my professor has yet to teach something that hasn’t sparked my interest, so I have no problem with waking up to attend it! We’ve learned about Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology and so much more. Basically any “ology” you can think of…. okay maybe not quite. This class combined everything I love into one. Needless to say, my MWF schedule couldn’t get much better!

To be completely honest, I don’t have much to say about my Basic Statistics class other than that I don’t quite understand what is to “basic” about it. This is something I will probably NEVER understand.

The law has always been a passion of mine, and I’m 95% sure I want to be a lawyer eventually. Because of this I have so much interest my American Legal System class. It fascinates me just how much there is to know about our legal system and I believe that having a greater understanding of the law will be a strong foundation for whatever I decide to do later on. Also, I love being able to apply every class to daily life!

So all of that being said, I feel like I have made the right choice of majors. Even though I am only a first semester freshman, I don’t see myself ever wanting to change either of them to something else. I am passionate about both which is something that I am quite happy to be able to say!

I’m going to try to write another blog tomorrow about more fun events in the past week, but if I don’t… HAPPY THANKSGIVING and I’ll write another one when I am back on campus next week.

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