Jun 062014
 

Classes 

Hola! So I have decided to post three theme-based question and answer (or pregunta y respuesta) articles. See below for more!

1)   What classes did you take this school year?

As I progress through my Dartmouth career term by term, it is really hard to remember all the classes I have taken. Nonetheless, fall, winter and spring term, I took the following courses: Biology 12, Chemistry 51 and 52, Public Policy 45 and 91, History 6 and 78, Math 8 and Physics 3.

2)   What aspects did you enjoy the most about your classes?

I  enjoyed all my classes this year simply because the professors at Dartmouth are amazing, dexterous and teach beyond the textbook. Professors help to enhance the learning material by applying the subject matter to real-life examples, as a result of their expertise in the fields they teach. For instance, I took Chemistry 52 with Professor Gribble winter term. He did not only teach the foundations of organic chemistry, but rather, he gave my classmates and I knowledge about natural carcinogenic compounds in our world so that we may apply our understanding of chemistry to be safe in our environment. As Professor Gribble exemplifies, all Dartmouth professors are cool and informative and I am really grateful to be able to learn beyond textbook material, through their courses.

3)   What advice would you give others for selecting courses or managing pressing classes?  

Simply put, don’t worry.

If you want to take a class, go for it. All you have to do is put in the effort to make the arduous course load work. It is important to have a balance of classes and not take 3 classes that require every minute of your time, giving you no room in your schedule to relax or dine. However, if you look for an escape to your class schedule by avoiding the classes you need to complete your academic goals at Dartmouth, you will place yourself in a situation of trouble. In sum, if you are willing to put in the time and effort to learn, don’t worry yourself to not take a class that seems challenging. You will enjoy classes your heart desires to peruse, despite the hard workload, so go for it! Besides, in the long run, those challenging classes will pay off in ways you never imagined. Don’t be afraid to learn :).

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