Monday, September 29, 2008

I sure hope this doesn't turn into my whole life story

Hello again everyone!

So I was thinking of topics for the next thrilling look into my life at Saint Mike’s, and it suddenly struck me. What better than a mini “day in the life” of Christine Amoresano, SMC sophomore. I mean as far as I’m concerned I’m a quasi-normal 19 year old college student, why not let my readers (who are presumably college hopefuls, and hopefully Saint Michael’s College hopefuls) in on the actual play by play of a typical day. So let’s do this, shall we?

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday always start off with breakfast at 10 with my bff neighbor Megan and my teammate, friend, and fellow blogger Mairead. Then we head to our 10:30 classes. Meg and I have research methods which, for psychology majors like us is a requirement and a pre-requisite to most of the awesome psych classes to follow (sport’s psych here I come!). Side note: I’ve taken general psych, psych stats, and abnormal psych pre-this semester (and tons of other classes so if you’re interested in anything at all, email me and I can help you out or ask someone who can.)

Moving on, Meg ditches me to go eat whatever delicious wrap there is for lunch, and I go to my next class: Italian. I’m super excited to be taking it since I want to study abroad in Italy next fall (that's me studying in the gorgeous Vermont outdoors). We have an amazing study abroad program here by the way. You can go ANYWHERE you want to. Sarah, my roommate, is thinking about a semester at sea, where you stay on a boat and go all over. So cool.

After that I head on over to Genres: Fiction. It’s a really enjoyable class where we read and discuss, and it fulfills my English requirement. If anyone has any questions about our requirements here (it could be confusing) let me know and I can help you out. I won’t mention it here for the sake of those that already know, since it’s one of those boring admissions questions.

After that I head over to Alliot for lunch with my boyfriend (I used to eat alone so he pushed back his lunch time…so nice) and some friends. Post-lunch I usually try to rest my brain for a while before hauling myself to swim practice from 3:30-5:30. Mairead recently wrote about swimming and athletics, and I linked you above so you should check that out if you’re interested. After swimming I eat with the team and return to my room for homework (and TV is gossip girl, one tree hill, or house is on).

Now considering Monday, Wednesday, and Friday are different than Tuesday and Thursday, I guess I should better let you in on those days too. I have an early class at 8:05 those days: Physiological Psychology. It’s really interesting even though it’s early and long. I’m actually dissecting a sheep brain tomorrow! Which I think is cool as opposed to really gross. Anyway then that’s it for me. I usually go back to bed until lunch at 11:15 and do my work after that.

Now my schedule may seem like a piece of cake, but that’s just because I learned to organize it well. I can do a huge amount of my work on Tuesday and Thursday when I don’t have a lot of classes, and relax after a long day the other three days of the week. Making a schedule that’s perfect for you is relatively easy here, and it gets easier the longer you’re here because you get preference if you’re a higher class year.

Classes are scheduled differently on the M/W/F schedule than the T/Th, but fitting things in and taking what you want when you want to isn’t hard. If you’re a morning person (or a biology major) you can take classes starting at 8, 8:30, or 9:30. If not, 10 and 10:30 might be better. Typical classes are also scheduled for 11:45, 1, and 2:30 and the length of everything varies by class. A lot of times it depends on how many credits the class is or whether it has a lab or not. My 4 credit physio psych lab is 1 hour and 40 minutes, but my 3 credit fiction class is 50 minutes.

So I think I’ve covered enough for one day. As always, keep me updated on what you like, don’t like, want to hear more of, or want to hear about. Send me emails, facebook me (let me know you’re a reader so I don’t think you’re creepy), or even IM me at I’d love to hear your questions about this crazy place I call my home.

Keep it real


Anonymous said...

your life is so amazing!

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