I have twenty minutes between computer science classes for lunch. I am a CPU looking to make a turkey and cheese sandwich as fast as possible, so that I have enough time to eat.
This is a reflection on my Winter Term project this year. There’s a small portfolio at the bottom. You can skip to the portfolio if you wish.
Going into this Winter Term, I thought I couldn’t draw. But the drawing book I used (Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards) met me there and helped me make a lot of progress. More than just teaching me to draw, the book taught me how to see. It helped me see edges, perspective, size relationships, and light and dark, and translate that to the page.
I don’t have much to add to my reflection on week 2 of online classes. I’ve continued weekdaily naps, as well as walks and runs. My attention and promptness to my schoolwork was not as good this week as it was in week 2; in general, I was more distracted from work, so I started it later in the day. One welcome improvement is that my politics professor has shortened class slightly by removing the full-class discussion that would follow the small group discussions.
Colleges (and high schools) across the world have switched to teaching classes online due to the current COVID–19 outbreak. I just finished my first week of taking classes entirely online. This post is a brief reflection on my experience of the sudden adjustment: what went well, and what didn’t? The format All of my classes are meeting via video chat at the regular time. In two of them it is more or less expected that students will enable their cameras, and in the other two only a few students do.
It wasn’t necessarily the wisest choice to begin my economics essay at 10 P.M. the night before it was due. The project, assigned weeks earlier, was to research three potential careers, including starting salary, job duties, and employment availability. Since the requirements for each job were the same, I figured it would be alright if my paragraphs were fairly formulaic.