Posted by Anne Walker on Wednesday, September 25, 2013
In the first meeting we had during on move-in day, the Deans of the College (Arts and Science for me, but I’m sure every dean said it) forewarned us, “There will be a week when everything seems to be happening all at once.” They mentioned tests, quizzes, papers, meetings and other events that will likely all converge at some point in the semester.
And of course, naïve me sat in my seat in Langford Auditorium smirking. This smug version of myself was thinking about how that would be rough, but she was also assuming that somehow that wouldn’t apply to her. I’m still not quite sure what made me think this. Maybe it’s because my classes are relatively random and spread out across several disciplines; maybe it’s because I’m a freshman and thus assumed it would be easy. Maybe some insane part of me imagined that my professors had collaborated when planning their syllabi.
And six weeks later I concede. Apparently my professors forgot to schedule this meeting of the minds. Who would have guessed it, but the Deans were right. This is my first week that really feels like maybe my professors got together to plan all of the major assignments for one week. So how am I coping with this gauntlet of a week?
Anchor down, y’all.
PS- Just a fun fact, Vanderbilt is being featured on abc’s Nashville tonight, so I’m super excited. I loved the show before I decided to go to Vanderbilt, and now I get to live it. Basically, Connie Britton and I are best friends now.*
* Slight exaggeration.
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