Woe of being a Math Student

Brrrrrr! It was freezing and snowing today (around -13C). Why did I say the temperature in Celsius? I’m from Canada, that’s why. Although I have been in the States since the fall of 2009, I still haven’t gotten used to reading temperature in Fahrenheit, but hey, I am better at guessing how cold or hot a temperature in Fahrenheit is now than before! I think…

Anyways, today I had a second midterm exam in Vector Calculus at 10am, and I studied really hard and all day long yesterday for this exam. I got up early and cooked myself breakfast (egg and toast). Then I went to Java’s, an awesome coffee shop on campus to have a Cappuccino, my favourite! While drinking it, I reviewed over my notes, thinking I should do fine on this one.

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And the result is…….? Wahhhhhhhh! The exam was harder than I thought. I couldn’t do this problem and this problem and this problem…….Oh boy, I didn’t think I did well on it, but at least, I tried my best. I could do nothing but forget about it and keep moving on. You know, it’s college.

Right after my Vector Calculus class, I had Real Variables II class. You would probably think all math classes involve numerical calculations, formulas, and so on, but this isn’t true for all. This course is all about writing proofs for mathematical theorems. It’s like you’re trying to prove why 1 + 1 = 2 in English. The picture below shows you what Real Variables II is all about.

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I know, eh? Real Variables II has been challenging and time-consuming, and it’s my least favourite math class. Ah, I’m so looking forward to getting over with it by end of this quarter! Only 3 more weeks left!

Oh no, the second midterm exam for that Real Variables II class is coming up next Thursday! Noooooooo!

About Michelle

Name: Michelle Chung

Major: Applied Mathematics

Hometown:  Mississauga, Ontario, Canada

Why I Chose RIT: I chose RIT because I believe that RIT has the best of everything I was looking for in a college. It provides the education and access services that I need to maximize my learning. It has a very large deaf community as well as excellent diversity of students and staff with different ethnic and academic backgrounds. I also like that RIT is not far from home. 

Clubs/Activities: Student advisor for Asian Deaf Club.

Hobbies/Interests: Watching movies, eating, listening to music and biking.

What I Like Best About RIT: The diversity is what I like best about RIT. It never gets boring, and I can meet new people every day on campus. Because people here are exposed to such diversity on campus, they become more open-minded about others, and gain understanding from those people who have taught them who they are and what they do. 

Favorite T.V. Show: I don’t have any favorite television shows. I watch whatever is on T.V. A few shows that are addicting to watch at this moment are “Tattoo Nightmares” and “Pit Bulls and Parolees.”

Fun Fact About Me: I just love to eat yummy food of different cuisines, especially from Asia and Europe. In the future, if I continue to travel and search for the best local dishes or places to eat, I might start a food blog. 

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