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Freebie Part II by Snively '11

My schedule

As I’ve mentioned before, each semester the bloggers all get a freebie entry, an entry in which all we have to do is share with you our schedules and then we can feel accomplished.

I present to you, my weekly schedule for this semester!

As you can see, Mondays are pretty sweet, as are Wednesdays with that gap in the middle, but the rest is pretty full. Oh, and for those of you who don’t speak numbers . . .

2.004 = Dynamics and Controls II. In this class we enter the magical Laplace domain and learn about control systems, feedback loops, and attempt to drown ourselves in differential equations. This, at this point, is looking like my easiest class.

2.006 = Thermal Fluids II. The sequel to my favorite class ever, 2.005. 2.006, just like 2.005, has the potential to trounce me. I envision splattered spirits and crushed dreams coming up!

2.007 = Design and Manufacturing I. In this class everybody is issued a box of materials, taught some design basics and some machining, and has one semester to build a competitive robot for an end-of-the-semester competition.

2.00b = Toy Design. Last year I was a student in the class, this year I’m filming it. Check out the videos in the “Lectures” section of

21L.011 = The Film Experience. Taught by Henry Jenkins, this class compares movies with their older or newer counterparts, or sometimes just two movies related in some form or fashion. It has the potential to be an amazing class, with us going to see “Watchmen” when it comes out, and watching upwards of 20 movies. It also looks like it could be one of my most work intensive, so we’ll see how it goes!

So that’s all, the freebie entry is done, and now it’s time to go to class. Adios!

14 responses to “Freebie Part II”

  1. Snively says:

    Just a note. Three people have gotten “First Post” thus far, and all three have had their comments removed. You are not first.

  2. Ahana says:

    :( Sob

    I want to do Laplace.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Il Duce (Snively) will end the disgrace of the first post… emmm… thing. Thank you.

  4. Maddie says:

    I plan on visiting MIT on February 26. Do you know who I should contact to join a campus tour, or to schedule a tour of the Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences?

  5. Matt A. says:

    My calculus teacher accidentally assigned us a problem out of our book that worked with the Laplace transform formula (though it didn’t mention what it was used for). In any case, it made me feel kind of smart when I finished the integral (which was a bit mean).

  6. You don’t need to contact anybody to schedule a campus tour, unless you want a private tour, but you need to have a big group to get one of those. Tours are at 11 and 3 every weekday. They meet in Lobby 7 by the kiosk (look at an MIT map for location, but this is the main entrance to MIT, so it’s not hard to find). As far as a Brain and Cog tour goes, I don’t know if they do those, but you could call 617.253.5748 or visit to find more information. Hope that helps.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Wait, freebie? As in, your other topics are assigned? Or you don’t get paid for it? Or what?

  8. Snively says:

    It means we don’t have to be creative and think of a topic.

  9. Shivank says:

    I must just dying to get into MIT right now………..even though my boards are just 2 days away.

    @Snively……Really BUSY schedule….But I guess thats the same with most MIT students!!

  10. Dhvanit says:

    I wanna do 21L.011!! And yeah Snively, Mondays ‘are’ sweet! Btw, are Saturdays a holiday??

  11. Dhvanit says:

    And yeah Shivank, all the best for your Boards.. I know how brutal ISC can get..!

  12. Radhika says:

    Hi to all Indian applicant
    I am class 11 students and MIT aspirant ( future applicant as well)
    Can you all please send me your resume so that I can improve my profile
    My email address is [email protected]


    All the best for your admission.