Monday, May 2, 2016

Teachers and Grades

Hi friends,

You want to know what annoys me? When teachers don't post grades. My Search for Faith teacher hasn't posted grades all semester. I just finished my final, and I have no idea if I'm even passing the class! Of course I'm a good student, but I sincerely care to know my grades.

My advice to you all, if you're looking to pick class, use ratemyprofessor.com because the website will give you points on grades and stuff. Especially if you want a teacher who grades ASAP!

I'll try to cool down before my next final...
Mikeely

Friday, April 29, 2016

The last exam...

Hey all!

I just took the last text of my last semester of my first year of college! Oh boy... it was quite a relief. I felt nervous, but the weight off my shoulders was gone right after I turned it in. I don't know just yet if I'm ready for my final, but I feel okay. At the moment, I'm at a pizza party in my physics class. We're all laughing and having a good time, but I'm still sad about leaving my peers.

Next semester will be a fresh start and new beginning. I can't wait for everything that is to come of it. I hope you guys are ready for summer!

Mikeely

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Illinois Weather

Grrrr!

Living in Illinois my whole life, I really shouldn't complain about the weather. However, going from ip one day to 50 the next is worth a complaint! I don't mind the change if they're suttle and over time, but one night into the next? Really?!

I guess I should appreciate that I'm not always freezing on the east coast, or too hot and humid like the west or south. The midwest is pretty decent. You'll get frigid winters and burning summers. Does that sound positive?

April snow flurries bring May droughts.
Mikeely

The End of Physics Lab

What's up guys?

Today was my last day of physics lab. This semester went by way too fast, that's for sure. We had a relatively small class. There weren't many of us, but it was a sizeable class where you felt comfortable around your peers. Today we gave final presentations on a student created project. I'd say the project was fun, but it  also made you over-think everything. I guess that's one of the benefits of being a science major: your mind is always curious and constantly questioning itself.

What I'm putting out there, even though it doesn't seem like it, at all, is to enjoy yourself. College has flown by and it's definitely a tear-jerker in a sense. Appreciate your time in the lab and the people you've spent the year with. College is a big place, so you might not see them as much next semester.

We're almost done,
Mikeely

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Study Guides

Gah!

That's my fancy way of greeting you by freaking out at the same time. Finals start next week and I feel that I haven't studied enough, or at all. The best way to study, in my opinion, is to make a study guide. Start with some loose-leaf paper and go back to the beginning of your notebook. From the beginning, read through your notes and write down the important equations. This helps with practicing and bringing your memory back into focus. I'd start and focus with a chapter a day, up until the exam. This could help in the long run, because you'll look back through your study guide and feel refreshed. Is it time consuming? Yes. Will it be worth it? Of course!

If you're not a big fan of loose-leaf guides, try typing something up on Word or even make some note cards! Whatever your preference is, you'll study just fine.

Hit the books,
Mikeely

Meal Time?

Howdy!

With all of the stress and crazy stuff going on around me, I haven't been able to keep track of my meals, or if I've been eating at all. When you're super stress and over-worked, even if you're not hungry, try to keep small snacks at hand. It's super easy to throw a fruit or granola bar in your bag in the morning. I liked to keep my snacks in their box by my keys on the counter. This way, before I leave, I always know to grab something.

Days at school can be long, and college food isn't always the cheapest when you're a commuter. Being prepared with some healthy, energizing snacks is the best way to get through your day!

Eat well,
Mikeely

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Skills USA

Hey all!

For those of you who do not know what Skills USA is, it is an organization made for students, by students and teachers, that allows students to compete in career-related competitions. I'm currently a Skills USA alumni, and I'm very proud. This past weekend was the State Conference of Skills USA. I'm a mentor for my old tech school, so I had two students compete in Principles of Engineering Technology. I'm very honored to be a mentor for high school students, as they look up to me very highly. Fortunately, because of me, my students have chosen to continue their education down the path of engineering.

At the conference, both of my students placed in the top five! That's extremely exciting! Keeping in mind that students from all over Illinois came down to compete in the competition, I'd say my students did excellent. I just thought I'd take a moment to brag about my students' successes and how proud I am to be a mentor.

Go compete in something, you'll feel awesome!
Mikeely