HOLY COW, PEOPLE. I move in to college in only 8 days!! In the chaos of getting ready for the big move, it’s easy to forget the real reason people go to college: to LEARN. (No, it’s not just for living in a dorm and partying, people!) Choosing my classes was one of the aspects of college I was most excited about, especially because the choices were fairly limited at my high school. Having the freedom to pick pretty much whatever is so liberating! (And maybe a teensy bit nerve-wracking, too.)
Since it’s my first semester of college EVER, my school advises us that we only take four classes. After much deliberation, here are the classes I have chosen:
English 101: Despite the fact that I scored a 5 out of 5 on the AP English exam, I’m nevertheless choosing to take English 101. Perhaps I’ll do a separate post going into detail about why I made this decision, but the gist of it is that a) it’s a writing class, and I’ve always wanted to take a class solely concentrating on writing, and b) there was a scheduling conflict with the Intro to Lit class that would have been its substitute. I’m super pumped for this class- it’s my major, of course!
Spanish: I had to take a placement exam to determine what language class I was eligible to sign up for, and I ended up in a 220 level class. Considering it starts at a 101 level, I’m really happy with my results. I plan on double majoring in English and Spanish, so it’s really important to me that I fit in as many language classes as possible. ¡Vamos!
Logic: So here’s the story with this one: my college requires a “Quantitative Analysis” class, which basically covers any of the math courses. However, given my track record with AP Calculus last year (spoiler alert: I’m AWFUL at calc) I was determined not to take another really terrible math class like that again. One of my orientation advisers suggested that I try logic because it fulfills the QA requirement in addition to being valuable when thinking critically and analyzing problems. Apparently it’s about forming arguments and logical processes… ? I don’t know much about it, but I do know this: it isn’t calc!
1968: Every freshman at my school has to take a First Year Seminar course, and mine is a history class that focuses on the single year 1968. I absolutely love learning about history, so when I saw this as one of the FYS options I just knew that I would have to sign up for it. Fortunately, I got placed into the class!
I’m really pleased with the way my schedule turned out, although it’s going to take some getting used to. For example, I’m definitely not used to having only one class on Tuesdays and Thursdays! Of course, it’ll be a lot more work outside of class than high school, but hopefully a lot more fun as well! (fingers crossed!)
If you want to know more info about the college I’m attending- Wheaton College!!- or my college hunting experience, you can read about my experiences attending a college literature class, sleeping over at a college for the first time, and finally making a decision.
If you have any questions about my college application process, the college search in general, AP exams, or simply graduating high school, feel free to ask away! I’d love to share some advice if it would be helpful!
What classes did you take in college, or what classes do you hope to take? Do you have any experience with these subjects? Let me know in the comments section below!