Dec 29, 2011
Ask Me Anything
Posted in: Miscellaneous
My grades for the semester have finally all appeared on WebSIS, and I've passed all of my classes, so that means I am officially done with my undergraduate education! Phew.
What does that mean for you? Well, it means I not only have a lot of free time for writing blog posts, but I'm also feeling reflective. I have a lot of wisdom to share with you all, but I'm not really sure where to start, so I figure this isn't a bad way to find a starting point: ask me anything in the comments.
Go ahead. Don't be shy. This is a judgment-free zone.
To give you some ideas, here are some things you could ask me about and expect a reasonably intelligent answer in return:
- Me (my 3.5 years at MIT, how I feel about them, what I loved, what I'd do differently)
- Math (my experiences with it, anyway; for actual math questions, you should probably go to math.stackexchange.com)
I don't feel terribly qualified to talk about anything else, but if you'd like to ask anyway, I'd be happy to attempt to answer questions about things like:
- Dealing with the college application process
- Disney movies
- Your fears about the future
Oh, and I suppose I should tell you about my semester before I go. Briefly: 18.821 ended up being more interesting than I expected, but I didn't get to devote quite as much time to the projects as I wanted because I was busy with other things. 18.03 was exactly what I expected. Concert Choir was fun but scheduled at an unfortunate time (7:00-9:30pm Mondays and Wednesdays); I never really got used to it. I learned a lot in 21M.302; I looked at some sheet music I'd tried to analyze a few years ago, and some of it makes a lot more sense now. 24.244 was an interesting look at how non-mathematicians study a mathematical subject.
And as you already know, I did this. It was fun! Highly recommended. Just wish I'd actually worn a bowtie.
Edit: okay, one exception: I am not going to answer the question "what are my chances?" Sorry, but there's definitely no way for me to know without seeing your entire application, and even if I did I don't know how admissions actually works.