I have successfully finished out one full semester of college. Now it is time to go home for three whole weeks! What a satisfying feeling.
I have learned a lot. Here is a non-exhaustive list:
- FORTRAN is a ridiculous programming language (unless you need to process massive amounts of data).
- I have the ability to keep peace on a team.
- Never leave detergent unattended in the laundry room.
- Sometimes it's a good idea to correct a professor's error, sometimes it is best left alone.
- Polar coordinates are actually easier to work with in many cases.
- Meals are grossly overpriced at ISU.
- Teach a parrot to say "supply and demand" and you've created an economist.
- Though it sounds elementary: if you're stuck, get help.
- I have a surprising tolerance for noise and rowdiness (that's new).
- Sometimes you need gc in your calculations, sometimes you don't.
- If you open the door and face a wall of wrapping paper, don't just charge through.
- The best time for quiet thinking is 6:30-7:00 in the morning.
- To stay on top of things in a hard class, read ahead.
- All about partial derivatives, multiple integrals and vector calculus.
- All about ... chemistry.
- A lot about the love of God.