So recently Prof Myers said that it is not compulsory for us to talk about something which only smells scientific in this blog. And thus, I want to take this little time to invite you to do a little bit of reflection (as I reflect this upon myself).
As many of you may agree easily on this, I feel that there is a lot of work needs to be done in university, especially in this UW class (and maybe that’s why they gave it 4 credits). For instance in this class we need to post entries in our class blog, give comments, read articles, write essays, write reflections, and right now trying to get our project done given the limited time and energy. I am sure you guys are busy as well with other classes (which might be busier than UW) and perhaps (to be very honest) this class is not the 1st priority. And not to mention the extra curricular activities. But that’s okay. Everyone has a little different priority and I think every professor understands that.
Well oh well, I started to go off topic, but anyway, the thing that I really want to ask is this: how worthy is it to study in university? Let’s bear with me in doing engineering economic analysis for this. Let’s say we will finish our undergraduate program in 4 years, that means we (or rather, our parents) have to pay for that 4 year of tuition fee, which is not very cheap, especially in the US. And besides, we forgo the opportunity to do something else out there than ‘just’ being ‘imprisoned’ here in university for 4 years. But since we are all studying in GWU, I think we must justify/defend our decision to study in college. So, how does studying in the university outweigh all the costs?
Since one UW:20 class will be working alongside another UW:20 class on this blog, we should get to know each other. Here’s a little survey that I prepared.
1. Tell us a little about yourself. What’s your name? Where are you from? What school do you belong to? What is your major? Which building do you live in?
2. What are some of your special talents or hobbies?
3. What are some of your fears?
4. What kind of music do you listen to?
5. How are you enjoying GWU so far?
6. Which UW20 class are you from and what do you think of it?
7. Do you regularly write in your personal blog? If not, do you write in a journal? What is it like? If you keep a blog, would you like to share it with the two classes?
8. What do you think of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks”? Would you read it a second time? (The eight in the parenthesis apparently translates to a smiley.)
9. Can you relate the book to your personal life? If so, how?
10. Where do you see yourself at the end of Freshman year?