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“Don’t let schooling interfere with your education”- Mark Twain

Posted by on Monday, December 9, 2013 in Academics, Admissions, Books, College Life, Engineering, Exams, Freshman Life, General Information, International Student, Studying, Traditions.

This happened quite a while ago but I feel compelled to speak about it because of the thoughts it evoked from me. I am talking about choosing next semester’s classes. It is actually difficult to fathom that an entire semester at this beautiful school has come and gone just like that. It literally feels like yesterday that I was sitting at home on my laptop choosing my first semester’s classes and now I’m in the middle of Finals Week with my second semester’s classes already chosen and wondering what I will do with my December break. Time does fly but here in Vanderbilt, it flies and you enjoy the ride. I can safely say that I have enjoyed my first semester’s classes. I chose them with the goal of getting challenging but relevant courses that I liked and were contributing to my ultimate goal of a degree in Computer Science. I’m pleased to announce that I did just that.

My favorite class this semester has however been Astronomy and the reason I enjoyed it so much is because it challenged me in each and every single class and exam to understand more about the universe. Going into Spring Semester, I chose all the required classes but I also added Philosophy for the sole reason of wanting to. I don’t know yet whether I will enjoy it but I have confidence in it. Vanderbilt professors do a good job in making the classes interesting and insightful and that is among the things I enjoy most about being here. Let’s not forget that there are so many classes available that you can literally study anything. That’s pretty neat!

The title of this post is actually a quote that I relate to because I have tried to do just that in how I select my classes, relate with my peers and engage in activities outside the classroom. That’s the beauty of a Vanderbilt education.

I feel like my freshman year has just been cruising by but at the same time has given me just the right amount of time to savor every exam, late night assignment, concert, sports event and Vandy spirit. Anchor Down!

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