Wishfully Thinking I could Think Like a Scientist...


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Think about the one single inanimate object or subject that causes you the most mental anguish.  Why does it make you feel this way?  It's most likely because you had a poor experience with it in one way or another; whether it was because it caused you to vomit, faint, experience intense anxiety attacks, or even resulted in a visit to the emergency room.  Well, after that considerably intense set-up, I will now explain why I chose the class designed for "non-science majors, [that] assumes no background knowledge, and possibly even a loathing for science."

Although science has never caused me to vomit or any of the like, I have always had a poor experience with the subject.  In fact, the first B I ever received was during the first semester of my 5th grade science class.  As a fourth grader who was accustomed to receiving A's, this was a shock and resulted in my association of science and personal "failure." 

Even though science has never been my strong suit, I have always wished I could think like a scientist.  I look at my cousin who is majoring in organic chemistry at Carnegie Mellon University and my friend majoring in biology at the University of Wisconsin and wish I could enter their brains for a day to see the way that they view the world.

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(My friend, Adam on the left, me in the middle, and my cousin, Julia on the right!)

That being said, I am not a science major because my mind thinks artistically instead of scientifically (this is not to say however that a scientist can't also be artistic, it just happens to be the case for me personally).  With that, I am pursuing the Public Relations/Advertising degree in the College of Communications.  As a communications major, I had to get one of those general science requirements out of the way.  I was attracted to this course because it really is a great fit for my skill set and interests.  I am intrigued by the idea that science is all around us and I hope that this course will train my mind to become drawn to it.  I feel that I will have more success in this class because I am more interested in a realistic and practical approach to science than a class based on memorization.  Furthermore, I feel that it caters to my strength in writing more so than most other science classes.  I love the idea of blogging!

So, that's my story!

-Carolyn Drozynski, Freshman from Pittsburgh, PA!

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I absolutely love the way you began your post. The introductory paragraph is so well written and really captured my attention, and I know it is something my AP Literature and Composition teacher from 11th grade would have loved. It made me want to keep reading to see how it would tie in to why you are in this class, and it made the entire post flow very well. Great job, Carolyn!

Thanks so much, Jacqueline! I actually was at the top of my class in AP English for 11th and 12th grade! We did a lot of blogging on a site called Edmodo! I'm glad you enjoyed my entry, the comment means a lot!

Ok, my live link didn't work so I am going to try that again! The blog site we used in AP English 12 was called Edmodo!

Ok, my live link didn't work so I am going to try that again! The blog site we used in AP English 12 was called Edmodo!

Ok, my live link didn't work so I am going to try that again! The blog site we used in AP English 12 was called Edmodo!

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