Friday, November 11, 2011


This morning, I woke up bright and early to register for classes. Well, maybe not that early, but sleeping past 9am on most weekdays makes 6:45am feel really early. Anyways with 15 minutes before registration, I was thinking about all of the tips I heard from my friends who had already registered on Knightvision:
  • Keep active on Knightvision, even if you aren't registering. Knightvision signs you out pretty quickly, so it's good to refresh the page or click on classes so you don't get signed out during registration.
  •  Just because registration is open from 7am-3pm doesn't mean that you should wait until later. The earlier you register, the better of a chance you have to get into your classes, which brings me to the next tip...
  • Hit the submit button to register exactly at 7am.  I honestly thought my friends were over-exaggerating when they told me this, but doing it even one minute after 7 makes a huge difference. Me and my friend Brendan were both registering together, and at 7, both of our computers froze right before we were about to hit submit. We immediately started freaking out as we were anxiously waiting for the computer to unfreeze. Luckily, a couple of minutes later the computer unfroze, but at that point, three of our classes already filled up. I got into Drawing I: Observation (W 2:15-5:15). Originally my three other classes were Digital Media (Tues, Thurs,1:10-2:40), Intro to Philosophy (M,W,F 11:00-12:00),  and Second Semester French (M,W, F 12:10-1:10). Just in case this happens, it's always important to...
  • Make an alternative schedule. The spots fill up quickly for classes, which causes registration to be a little bit competitive. Making an alternative schedule that is satisfying for yourself and is also fulfilling your major/minor requirements and other requirements is the best way to go. 
So, after a little malfunction with registration, I still got into Digital Media and Second Semester French, but just at different time slots than I was expecting. Here's my final schedule:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Second Semester French (8:40-9:40)
This course follows FR 101 and continues the development of students' basic language skills in all areas. Some course material will be based on French and Francophone culture.
Elementary Statistics (9:50-10:50) 
Description of sample data; probability distributions including the Normal distribution; correlation and regression; sampling; hypothesis testing; statistical inference; other topics may include Chi-square tests, multiple regression, and ANOVA.
Wednesday only: Drawing I: Observation (2:15-5:15)
Students will develop skills in mark making, formal visual principles, and abstract thought through assignments that survey different approaches to Drawing.
Tuesdays & Thursdays
Digital Media (9:50-11:20)
Students are introduced to new technologies used to create digital art and develop basic proficiencies in digital imaging (Adobe Photoshop), digital illustration and animation (Adobe Illustrator), and web design (Adobe Dreamweaver). Students are introduced to the critical examination of the digital revolution, including issues connected to privacy, consumerism, artistic/creative expression, media ownership, multitasking, and mediated representations of reality.

If you have any more questions about registration, or any questions in general, feel free to tweet or formspring :)

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