In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.



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Thursday, December 22, 2005

What was some of your favorite college experiences?

Also, what was the hardest subject you took?

There is an excellent lesson in which the harder the class, the greater the reward is. For example, it feels much better to get an A in calculus than in elementary algebra. Plus, if you do well, your confidence gets a boost. If you don't do well though, at least you tried. And you can try again. I was thinking about this because of my own experience and the boost in confidence during that time.



Have a good weekend everyone

14 comments:

A Frum Idealist said...

I have always loved math. Then I met calculus. It was by far the hardest subject I took. It was just not logical. My professor was a genius who had difficulty teaching at our level, am I venting? I guess so. I still managed to graduate. whew.

FrumGirl said...

Frum Idealist you ar such a show off lol... I suck at math.

In response to your post, there is an old adage...

"If its bitter at the start it is so much sweter in the end".

Lvnsm27 said...

Afi, I like math too. However, with calculus, I was too chicken and so I did finite math instead.

FG, I find that a lot of us have a hard time with this subject. It's just one of those subjects that can get really complicated.
Also, thanks for the adage.

Rebecca said...

The hardest I have to say is either Physics or Hearing science. Physics paid off, hearing science didn't. The teacher wasn't so nice. That could be it.
Best college experience. College was just fun. I look at my pictures with a feeling of nostalgia. The best time was when a bunch of us took bio summer session. We would leave early and hang out on the grass in the quad listening to music, tanning and shmoozing until the lab.

Eli7 said...

College is such a funny time. I feel like I won't be able to say anything for certainty about it until I'm done.

I will say that some of my best times in college have been in the newspaper office where I edit. It may sound crazy, but there is nothing like leaving the office at 7:30 a.m. after 13 hours in the office, knowing that together with other dedicated and intelligent people you put out a paper worth reading and a supplement that is just awesome.

Stx said...

Best college experience? The last day of school.

Sorry, but most of college was a negative experience for me. Boruch Hashem, it's over.

Lvnsm27 said...

Hey you all, thanks for sharing.

Eshet Chayil said...

I find debate much harder than calculus. I love Math and physics. And to all of you who hate it, calculus is meant to make things easier in life. Once you get the hang of it, you look like the genius. I actually tried being a calculus tutor for a minute. I have no patience to teach anyone else.

Semgirl said...

Favorite College experiences..G-rated???..lol.


Seriously, making friends from different cultures.

Calculus was a real nitemare, failed it twice..And it wasnt the least bit rewarding..

Lvnsm27 said...

That's why I stayed away from it and took a different math class instead.

Josh said...

Languages. I thought I'd do something for fun, learn some Spanish and Arabic. When my cummulative GPA sunk a full half point, I knew I was in trouble. That didn't last. But overall, learning my limits was quite fun.

Elster said...

Tough question. I sorta cheated. See, math is my absolute worst subject - always has been. So, as a history major, I managed to get around my math requirement by taking som ridiculously easy statistics course.

But it WOULD have been math.

Elster said...

Oh, and to clarify - I DID NOT cheat in school - i meant i cheated around taking a true math course

Lvnsm27 said...

I understand. :)