Autumn Dinh's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: JAPN 1 - First Year Japanese
I just love my professor and my classmates! (I had to wake up at 7:15 everyday to go to drill, but it was totally worth it) We were so close that we had breakfast together every morning, and called ourselves the Brekky Club!
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: FILM 33 - Screenwriting 1
I've always loved writing scripts and seeing my writing being materialized into several scenes, so I thought this class would be perfect. Also, I'd love to take up some challenges in my second term at Dartmouth!
Testing out our Japanese skills with native speakers
Last Wednesday, we had a very unique Japnaese LSA+ (study abroad) orientation: we had a Skype conferen
Paperwork is Easy!!!
Okay. That's an exaggeration (at least for me). Paperwork may not be easy, but it's doable at Dartmouth because there are a lot of resources to help you complete all those forms with all those super ambiguous professional phrases.
- No. 1
So international '22s, you're about to receive a very heavy package which has all the information you need to know about your F1 visa from Marcia Calloway, your visa consultant at Dartmouth. Take a deep breath (you'll need it), buy a coffee, and spare a leisurely summer morning to go through each page carefully.
- No. 2
Bank account and I-9, W-4 forms and Social Security Number
In September, you'll arrive on campus and get super excited about starting classes and meeting new friends. Your inbox will be exploding with tons and tons of invitations to club meetings, events, and on-campus work opportunities.
- No. 3
File your Taxes
Around the middle of Winter term, I received a very very long email from Marcia or OVIS about filing taxes. I freaked out when I received the email, because I didn't understand anything written in all those intimidating forms. Don't be like me, and read Marcia's email carefully.
The sun is back in Hanover!!!
Finally spring is back in Hanover! This morning, I felt extra motivated to leave for my drill class at 7:45 am because (1) it was sooooo sunny outside and I could wear T-shirt and shorts without freezing and (2) it's second dimensions!!
"Constructive feedback" - it's not that scary!
I'm a shy person, so I used to have a very hard time receiving feedback in front of many people -- like my face would turn completely red because of embarrassment, and I would have to fake an awkward smile to the person sitting next to me to prete
- No. 1
Pair workshopping in my writing class
In Writing 2-3, I did a lot of pair-workshopping with both my classmates and my TA. At first, I was super nervous when I saw another person reading and marking comments on my paper.
- No. 2
Having my scripts read out loud in class
Last term, I took Film 33, and the class was basically workshopping everyday. At the beginning of the term, I would send my assignment to my professor and my classmates and the next day everyone would give me comments in class. I didn't struggle that much receiving those comments, partly because I got used to it in my Writing 2-3 class.
- No. 3
My professor picked my paper to show to the entire class
In the first day of my First-Year Seminar class, my professor said, "In this class, after you all submit your papers, I will randomly pick one of them for the entire class to comment on together." And yes, the first paper to be put on the front-line was mine - and the paper wasn't even anonymous. (How lucky!)
Tokyo this summer - How did that happen??
!!! Attention here 22s !!! Dartmouth will take you anywhere in the world !!!
From absolutely no experience in academic writing to nomination for freshman writing prize
My spring term started with an email from my Writing 2-3 professor, announcing that my final paper from last term was nominated for The Albert I.
The Dartmouth - America's oldest college newspaper - is one of the major reasons that urged me to apply to Dartmouth ED!
Elsa's ice castle
Okay. That's an exaggeration. It's not as grandiose as Elsa's castle, and you cannot wear Elsa's dress there without freezing, but it's actually a castle made of ice (perks of living in New Hampshire)!!!