Monday, June 21, 2010
First Day of DNA-Based Biotechnology Class
Today was the first day of class, as you can tell from the title.
I walked into the assigned classroom, but when I got there I found out that they had scheduled two classes for the same lecture hall. Whoops on their part but we ended up in the nicest and newest lecture hall on campus which was located in the Life Science building.
Our teacher is Dr. Hall and she is really enthusiastic. By the time this course is over I think she will be my idol.
I am really glad that I took AP Bio this school year because without it I would have had no idea what was going on on her pre-course quiz.
Before she gave us the quiz we played a game that I had never done before. We all wrote down one of our pet peeves on a sheet of paper and put it in a box. A person would randomly pick one of the slips of paper and read the pet peeve out loud. They would then have to guess who it was.
Once the person failed at guessing the correct author, the person would identify themselves and tell us their name, where they are from, and why they have that pet peeve.
It was interesting to see what people came up with and how unique some of them are. We had a lot of people in the class with pet peeves about grammar and punctuation, others had it about smacking gum, sneezing in their face, or sniffing. It was a great way to get to know my classmates and it really helped me feel more comfortable around them.
I can already tell that I am going to have a great time in this class, especially since we have lab every day!