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( Aug. 27th, 2003 07:03 pm)
I got my grades today, so the semester is officially over. For the first time in years I'm actually sad to see the end of classes. I'd completely forgotten how much fun the whole academic thing can be when I'm studying something I find interesting.

Of course, now I'm wishing I'd had this revelation when there was still time to change my concentration, but I'll get over that. I hope.

Next semester, whenever I manage to get the financing worked out, should be my last. I only have one more Economics course to take, so it shouldn't be too painful. After that, well, the rest of my life.

Yeah, I have no clue what to do with that. LOL

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( Jul. 22nd, 2003 11:51 pm)
Last week was midterm exam time around these parts, which means this was the Week of Reckoning(tm) for me. My exam for Intellectual Property Law was surprisingly easy. Then again, I think it was the first exam I've ever taken at Harvard that consisted only of multiple choice questions, soooo... I don't think I had much to do with the happy outcome. heh

My other class this summer, though, was much trickier. Visual and Environmental Studies classes tend to be, because, if your concentration is anything else, chances are you've never really discussed visual material in a class.

I thought I was fairly incoherent in the test, which frustrated me, since I have been diligently attending lectures and reading the course work. However, I got my test back today, and apparently my essay was "solid, cogent, and sophisticated".

Either my Professor is on crack, or everybody else is this class is even more lost than I am.
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( Jun. 30th, 2003 05:02 pm)
For those interested (few I'm sure) an update on my summer semester:

I'm taking two classes: Intellectual Property and Crucial Issues in Landscape Creation and Preservation. The first is a fairly straightforward overview of intellectual property law, which I've been rather interested in ever since I started reading fanfiction. ::grin::

The Professor is the head of Harvard's Publishing Division, so he definitely knows his stuff and is a very engaging lecturer. I've been promised coverage of file-sharing and web page content issues which, if nothing else, will actually make me go to class. So that's a good.

The second is Visual and Environmental Studies class (Art, for people unfamiliar with Harvard's annoying habit of calling everything by a different name.) A bit of an unknown quantity, since so far it mostly consists of the Professor flashing about a thousand slides while rambling about everything from visiting the boonies in Tennessee to Coca-Cola commercials. He is, however, a funny and eccentric little man with many bones to pick with the administration of the university and, therefore, already one of my favorite people. ::smirk::

We're supposed to get into gender issues as informed by popular culture, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed for an opportunity to write a paper about SDBs for class. Which would, naturally, rock.

So far, I'm enjoying everything far more than I thought I would. Aside from the inevitable overeager jerk-offs who feel the need to interrupt lectures just to make sure the Professors remember their faces... but hopefully they'll settle down when they realize the Professor doesn't actually grade them. LOL
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