Because this was only the beginning!
(I’ll have you know, I have successfully resisted the urge to use emojis in this blog all term….until now.)
I am so excited for all of you incoming minors! Let me use more exclamation points just to fully express this!!!
As for advice, I suppose I’ll start with:
- Don’t resist that urge.
- If you at all feel compelled to use emojis or write a monologue with no punctuation or bake cookies or paint or sign a song: in the famous words of Nike and Shia LaBeouf:This is honestly the best class for doing that thing with your writing that you always felt was a little risky or out of place in other academic settings. Now, I’m not exactly saying to forgo all genre conventions–just make sure you live a little and create coursework you enjoy!
- Do interact with the Sweetland faculty.
- I’m a sophomore, but this is probably the first class where I actually went to meetings with the prof. Granted, they were mandatory. However, they were definitely what you made of them. Go prepared with your project and any questions you have. These people give great feedback and, if they don’t quite know what to make of you, good referrals. It’s their job: go to office hours, make appointments, develop a good working relationship. 🙂
That about sums it up, to be honest. I mean, there are the other typical things like always come prepared to class (and always, always go to class), do the readings, get friendly with your fellow minors/blog groups, have a good time, don’t put off big commitments, etc.
So now that Gateway is in its final stages, I suppose I’ll say:
Into the Great Wide Open…