Re: Chemistry notes for the general chemistry series
From: George Marcotte
Date: 4/4/2009 10:25 pm
To: Andreas Toupadakis
I'll definitely look into your reader, thanks for letting me know.
On another note, I want to thank you for all the advice you've
given your students and myself while in chemistry 2B.
I took the time to look over your website, to read Tuesdays with
Morrie, and to listen to the advice you gave us in class. I just
wanted to say I really appreciate it. It shows that you do care
about your students and want them to succeed in your class and life.
Furthermore, I've found all this advice to be extremely helpful.
Up to this point I haven't been taking college seriously. I didn't
have a clear goal of what I wanted to do after college so I just
let myself drift. I haven't fully applied myself in my studies and
have taken a lot of classes that have had nothing to do with my
major. I believe a combination of events and your advice has lead
me to see that college is just here to help me find what I'm going
to do NEXT and not the one job for the rest of my life.
While I don't have a clear goal concerning life after college yet,
I've recently been able to relax more and enjoy my friends and my
studies. I've realized that having this mindset of trying to find
the job I'm going to do for the rest of my life places way to much
stress on myself and well, anyone.
So for now I've slowed things down, spent some time looking for
more internships and graduate schools and have just tried to enjoy
the time I have here. Because really college is going to go by so
fast and I want to make the best of it, to really enjoy it. Instead
of being stressed out all the time worrying about life after college
and completely missing my beautiful life here in the present.
The more I think about your advice the more I can see the beauty
in everything, from taking an extra 20minutes to walk to class or
even Le Chatelier's principle (that’s right). Lastly I really
enjoyed reading Tuesdays with Morrie. It was a great book and I
will recommend it to everyone that asks. Thanks again Dr. Toupadakis.