Friday, September 4, 2009


I've been trying to get back into the swing of blogging for a while now, pretty much all summer. But I never seem to have the motivation. I think, however, that Kerrie may have found the perfect thing to motivate me. Her most recent blog post about installing Google Analytics into her blog to see if anyone reads her blog, and who they are. I LOVE THIS IDEA!

Also, I have just started grad school at Hunter, and while it looks like it is going to be very pleasantly challenging, I think that I would like to have an outlet to talk about all of my new experiences.

For example, whoever designed Hunter College was a sadist. Do you know how to get to any of the first 7 (or 8, haven't figured it out yet) floors? Escalator. But floors 8 and up are accessible by elevators from floors 3 and up. And to get to the East side? Breezeway on the 3rd floor. Also, I have no idea how or where to get my student ID, which means that I can't access any of the school's facilities like the library or in ground swimming pool.

But it's not all bad. Actually, as soon as you enter the classrooms (granted you are able to find them in the first place - did I mention that the numbering and placement of rooms makes absolutely NO SENSE?), everything is great. I enjoyed each of my four classes this week, three of which are being taught by PhD students. Two of them seem very experienced and knowledgeable, while one seems cute in his inexperience. He seems to know a lot about the topic he's teaching, and he has experience teaching HS, which is what we're learning about - he just hasn't taught people how to teach before, so it'll be interesting. And my last professor is the perfect stereotype of an English professor that it makes me laugh: tall, skinny, pale, wearing a button down shirt and a bow-tie, fluffy white hair and a big white beard. Plus, he forgot half of the syllabus and gave us a "fifteen minute Kant" lecture, which he was quite impressed with.

Overall, a good first week.

Now, how do I find this Google Analytics?


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