Towards the end of Summer classes
Thursday, July 20, 2006, 08:05 PM - Academics, Math
Well, I have a big test in Trigonometry tomorrow morning and the final exam next week. My first class of the summer, Political Science 240 (International Relations) was hard; there were 40 - 60 pages per night of reading but I got through it at least in part by sacrificing doing math homeowkr. Now that chicken has come home to roost. I'm totally unprepared for the test tomorrow. My eyes have been killing me all summer and it is like pulling teeth just to sit down and do a few problems. (So, of course, I haven't). This sucks. This is really an awsomely interesting kind of math, too.

I'm considering putting this class off until the fall. This is the only math class in the entire curriculum that I can take in conjuction with another (Math 123 and Math 150, "Precalculus" are co-requisits) so since I'm already signed up for Math 150 in the fall, I think I'll take this class again then, too. It'll be easier, now that I've been exposed to it all and -even though this means taking 17 hours (?!) instead of 14, I think I should be able to handle it if I'm careful (and if I can actually get some work done. I guess we'll see.


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A new semester
Wednesday, January 18, 2006, 05:30 PM - Russian, Math, Dancing, Academics, Philosophy, Sociology, Political Science
Okay. Now we are in the Spring 2006 semester. I am taking the following classes: Math, Dance (this time, it's more ballroom), Philosophy 101, Philosophy 156 (Reasoning), Sociology 101, Political Science 200. I have decided (for the moment, at least) that Russian has too much emphasis on writing and reading so I am dropping it. While I am still very interested in it, the truth is that I have do be more careful about only taking classes and engaging in activities at which I can do at least decently, if not well and reading and writing is not among them.

The Political Science course has me excited. It is taught by former Senator Fred Harris (OK). It is a big class (70ish people) but he's a great lecturer.

Sociology is being taught by a different TA than was originally planned and we haven't met her yet. That's tomorrow.

Philosophy 156 looks interesting, but I'm a bit worried about getting the materials copied to the computer in time; already we're to read chapter 1 by Monday, and I don't know if I can get it all scanned in time.

Philosophy 101 starts in 30 minutes, so I guess I'd better finish this later. :o)

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New Powerbook!
Wednesday, October 12, 2005, 10:17 PM - Russian, French, English, Math, Macintosh
As part of my expenses for "Education", the New Mexico Commission for the Blind has seen fit to buy me a brand new 12" Apple Powerbook laptop computer. I'm just setting it up tonight. (I had to get my homework done first). Now I can use it for looking at textbooks in class (it weighs 4.6 pounds) use it for typing in English or Russian as well as use it instead of a graphing calculator in math class. I'm a happy lion!

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On Tuesdays and Thursdays, I also have Math 120
Thursday, September 29, 2005, 07:44 AM - School, Russian, French, English, Math
Math is still so easy it's not yet worth writing about. But here's my schedule: Monday, Wednesday and Friday: Russian 101, Dance 124 at UNM. Tuesday & Thursday: English 102 and Math 120 at TVI. Mondays, French 103.

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