Filed under: University with tags: annoyances, biology, cheerful antics
3 for 3 for textbook sales this term I’m quite pleased, especially since all three books that I sold I had bought brand new (sure, I took a loss on the total cost – but they were all for 100-level classes… And I didn’t need a general psychology, family development or biology text lying around.).
I did take a looksee and what texts I have kept since starting university. They are mostly English texts (novels, short story collections, a grammar guide, anthologies), my human anatomy and physiology textbook set (with the this great photo book of the inside of the human body – I love it), general physics textbook set (couldn’t resell – they changed form 1st to 2nd edition once I was done with it) and general chemistry textbook set (… no one seems to want to buy it – I’ve set up 3+ meetings with people to buy it… they all magically don’t show up, or have found someone else to buy it from… bleh). So mostly texts that I’ve kept because I liked them or just can’t get rid of them. Good fun, isn’t it? But… you know one is a bit of a dork when she flips through a biology textbook… for fun. It makes excellent bedtime reading. Honest.
Went to my first cell biology tutorial today (it’s mandatory, makes up 25% of my final grade)… I was not really impressed with my TA. She seems quite intelligent (second year in her Masters program) and everything but… She didn’t seem to have a very good grasp on English, the room was quite small (maybe half the size of a regular high school room – based on what I encountered in high school) and people in the back of the small room couldn’t hear what she said. Her writing was small, cramped and messy… And she didn’t seem to quite know what she was supposed to do (she did mention that it was the first time she was a TA for a class though). But it wasn’t a very good first impression. There’s 3 Michelle’s in my tutorial class though, and we had to introduce ourselves to the class by going up to the board, drawing an organelle and introducing ourselves and ‘our’ organelle.
“Hi, I’m Michelle and I couldn’t really think of anything to draw, so that’s the cristae and matrix of the mitochondria.”
I’ve also signed up for a first aid course with my friend, J. We arrived at the place where the courses take place and mentioned which one we wanted to sign up for. Then the girl at the desk was like “Oh, we have openings for this weekend…” So yeah, going to do a first aid course this weekend, working studying and notes around that time. It’s only a 2 day course and it should be fairly easy going.
** Can’t believe I’ve devoted yet another entry entirely to school… **
- What’s the dorkiest thing that you’ve done in the last 24 hours?
- What’s the longest time you’ve spent on public transit? (Transfers between buses and trains do count.)
- What’s your favourite brand/type of candy? (I want suggestions!)
- Read a biology textbook – for fun.
- 2+ hours…
- Skittles! And gummy bears.