April 13, 2011 Today, I registered for next semester's classes! Which is neat, except that my registration time was at 7:30AM. Now, I know that's when most of you high school students are starting class, but I haven't been up that early since... the last time I registered for classes, probably. Anyway, here's the line up:
ENG 325 - Shakespeare in Context
ENG 205 - Study of the Novel
ANTHR 201 - History of Linguistic Theory
MATH 235 - Differential Equations
Looking at my schedule now, I'm seeing a lot of firsts: this'll be the first time that I'm not taking a language, as well as the first time I'm taking a 300-level class. This will also be the first semester that every one of my classes counts towards my major or one of my minors, which is actually pretty rare, here. And this will be the first time in a year that I'm taking the normal four courses, instead of the why-would-you-ever-do-that-to-yourself five course semesters I've had lately.
I think the class that I'm most excited for is Professor Strout's Shakespeare in Context. I've taken two Shakespeare courses already, so maybe I'll be super prepared for this class? One can only hope. And yes, I absolutely need to take a third course on Shakespeare - I can't believe you would even ask that. I'm also excited for Differential Equations, though I'm a little sad that this course will complete my math minor. Parting is such sweet sorrow. Wait, that's Shakespeare again. Oops!
In other news, I'm going to be a writing center tutor next year! Hooray! As somebody who wants to be an English teacher when he grows up, this is kind of a big deal. The writing center is essentially a place where you have fancy trained tutors (that's me!) look over your paper and help you make it better. Writing tutors have not only helped me with organization, clarity, focus, etc., but have given me some great ideas to work with as well. All in all, I think the tutors are pretty awesome at what they do, so I'm really glad to become one of them! And I'll be working with writing extraordinaires Meghan Woolley and Emily Archer, which just adds to the awesome.
Well, that's all I've got. Until next time!
This entry's Shout Out goes to Huang Laoshi, for agreeing to be in our movie!
Major / Minor: English / Mathematics and Anthropology
Activities: The Spectator, Resident Advisor, Study Buddies, Tutoring, Project Shine
Favorite Pastimes: Trivia Night, Humans vs. Zombies, awesome conversations at the language tables, playing Nintendo 64
Hometown: Geneseo, N.Y.
High School: Geneseo Central School