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August 30, 2013

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A Week of Firsts

As the first week of my college experience comes to a close, I find myself reflecting on my “Week of Firsts.” Monday began with my first college classes. My schedule started bright and early with my chemistry class beginning at 9:00 sharp. This class was subsequently followed by biology at 10 which was filled with over 200 people! My next first of the day was my first sociology class ever at 12. I found myself really interested and compelled by the material and can’t wait to go back! To say college classes are different than high school is an understatement. The biggest, of which I have observed so far, is the amount of reading. To date I have read the first chapter in all of its entirety of my chemistry, biology, and sociology books. Despite the amount of reading, all of my classes were great, and I find myself learning for the sake of learning as opposed to learning for a grade. Academically speaking, I can’t wait to see what this year brings!

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Nicole & I

My next first came on Tuesday when my roommate Nicole and I ventured out into the city of Worcester – our destination CVS. Thankfully we managed to arrive without getting lost. I can definitely envision us going back in the future. On Tuesday night we also visited the newest residence hall Blackstone with Dale (a fellow blogger) and friends. This particular residence hall is comprised of apartments mainly shared by upperclassmen. Rian graciously gave us a tour as he was attending to RA duties. It was exciting to see the accommodations we have to look forward to! I especially liked the bathrooms, wood floors, and kitchen in each apartment.

Then came Wednesday and my first picture with Sigmund Freud.

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I am happy to report that I can cross off “Take a picture with Freud” on my bucket list. I can also cross off “Try Wholly Cannoli” from earlier in the week. I had an apple cannoli and a peanut butter landmine. Both were delicious!

On Thursday I had my first biology lab. We discussed the scientific method and plagiarism.  That bring us to today with my first mental breakdown over returning a textbook I purchased from Amazon. Let’s just say the process could have been a whole lot easier. C’est la vie. After a week filled with ups and downs, I plan on kicking back tonight with an improv comedy show and big prize bingo!

 

 

 

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  1. Nana
    Aug 31 2013

    You and Clark …”Great Together.” Sounds like your first week went even better than expected. Love the photo of you and Freud. Great blog. Looking forward to reading more each week. Have a great weekend. Remember my motto….?

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  2. Grandma
    Aug 31 2013

    Wow what a first week! I’m glad you unlocked the key so early-learning for the sake of learning, not chasing a grade-way more satisfying. They say do what you love and the money will follow. Same holds true with grades. The canolli sounds lush (one of my fav desserts)! Glad you are taking time out for R&R-it’s all about balance. Love you!
    Grandma

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