As I said on my first post, I’m a Biology student. Needless to say, that does take some time from me. I need to invest in my future and what I’ll become later on. Also, I actually like what I’m doing. I don’t regret choosing Biology over Lit as my major. Let me explain myself. My Sophomore year has some perks I hadn’t contemplated.
Perk #1: I get to read a lot of lit this year.
This is why I haven’t had much time to read or write my own things. This semester I’m taking more classes, and both my Spanish and English courses are about lit genres. They don’t take as much time as my research English course, but I still need to invest some time on them. The nice thing about that is… I get to learn more about literature and how to analyze it!
My reader self is dancing right now, as both my professors are very supportive and love literature as an art.
Perk #2: I’m finally learning a lot about the human body and how it works!
I also take my Science classes, which are part of my major. Those basically take 75% of my time (both the classes and the labs). Human Biology is my favorite class, and it’s the reason why I’m so optimistic about this whole year. Organic Chemistry takes a whole chunk of my time and energy, and I’m trying to learn how to love it. (If you have any tips, please refer to the comment section.)
And since nothing is perfect, there are some things that bother me.
I have a lot to say about my Social Sciences professor, but I’ve been taught that if there’s nothing good to say, it’s better to stay silent. All I will say is that I had some expectations about this class and she blew them. She has had a lot of chances to expand her horizons, yet she has a narrow mind. It’s sad to see, actually, especially since she’s studying people, and humanity has evolved. I wish she realizes this before it is too late.
As for my reading habits (which have nothing to do with college), I’m trying not to procrastinate, which means I’m leaving them for the few free hours I get on the weekends. That’s how I got to read If I Stay last weekend. I don’t think I’ll get more chances like that anytime soon. I will try to sneak some reading time here and there to make things interesting and to have something not school related to blog about.
2 thoughts on “My Sophomore Year (So far) : Lit Courses + Science”
School pretty much takes up all my time as well! It’s awesome that you love learning and love your classes. I wish I had more time to read during the semester! Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to fit in any literature in my schedule. I took organic chemistry last year, and it was definitely my least favorite class so I hope you do find a way to at least tolerate it haha. If I had tips for you, I would share them. But just don’t let it get you down!
Nice to read your stuff and it’s good to hear things that I can relate to as well!
Literature is actually one of the mandatory courses for me (thank God), so that helps. 😀 I’m glad to know I’m not the only one having trouble. My professor helps, though. She tries to make the thing interesting. Direct quote: “Chemistry is fun!”
And I hope we can keep reading each other. It’s nice to meet you, Q.