Essay Tuesday March 6, 2007
I biked to school for my political science discussion and arrived a couple minutes late. The lecturer turned out to not be my professor. I didn’t want to walk to the front of the room to claim my usual front seat, so I sat in the middle of the lecture hall for the first time this quarter. It felt weird seeing heads…
The professor talked about Californias political makeup and history. Just like all the other lecturers we’ve had, this guy was obviously (and even proclaimed himself to be) a liberal democrat.
I biked home at noon and started working on my political science term paper. I was at around four pages when I had to leave for economics. I gave my brother a ride to borders for chess, and ross a ride to campus. My brother took most of today’s pictures during the car trip.
In economics, Brian Rosario talked about monopolies and monopolistic competition.
When I got home I started writing some more, and finally “finished” the first version of my paper at 9 or 10 pm. I’m going to read and revise this thing a couple more times, talk to my teaching assistant, then do the process a few more times before finally turning it in. This is worth 30% of my final grade, so I don’t want to take any changes.
One thing I’m slightly concerned about is my staunchly conservative stance on the topic of affirmative action. I’m wondering whether or not that will affect how my teaching assistant grades it. Sometimes in classes where you write essays, it’s better to get on the reader’s good side.
In the afternoon, my brother was using our computer room computer when all of a sudden there was a click and the computer turned off. He called me over, and when I arrived it smelled like burning plastic.
I opened it up, cleared away a lot of dust, and waited for it to cool down for a while. Finally I tried turning it on and it worked. I think it overheated or something. We kept the computer in a pretty small area, but now we’re giving it more breathing room.