Reflecting on my experience first semester at Harvard. Thinking about everything that went wrong and went right, and what to do next.
Harvard Freshman Fall, In Retrospect
General Stuff That I Learned Operational Advice- For essay classes, discuss your essay ideas with your TAs. Schedule extra Office Hours with them if there is a conflict in schedule. You save time because the best way to think is to talk with someone about it, and you do so whilst boosting your grade—since TAs, … Continue reading Harvard Freshman Fall, In Retrospect
Heading to Harvard
Again we leave, Again we die, We do not forsake others, We forsake ourselves. Harvard may be good, but preparing to go to Harvard, with the corresponding necessity of leaving where I am, is a different story. Hope and dread are mixed into this weird fateful resignation that is simultaneously misplaced, adrift, and lost. … Continue reading Heading to Harvard
Learn some Math. Seriously. Try it.
For 1095 days, I left math for philosophy. I’ve decided to give math another chance, and it has been exciting and depressing—exciting because math is so wonderfully fun, depressing because I began to see how I’ve been cheated in the past 18 annums, cheated out of the joy of mathematics. Here’s for all us humanities … Continue reading Learn some Math. Seriously. Try it.