Manny's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: Representation and the Brain
This was a upper level cognitive science course I took on a whim. Though there was a learning curve, I took away a great deal from this course. It focused on intersections in neuroscience and philosophy in understanding how one's brain works and gave me a new lens to consider human behavior through.
WinterOn CampusFavorite Class: French 1
Coming into Dartmouth with no prior knowledge of French, this was an excellent introductory course that I learned a great deal from. The Dartmouth approach to learning languages is very immersive which is necessary (and also beneficial) when covering a large amount of material in a short period of time.
FallOn CampusFavorite Class: Introduction to African Studies
This was a very rewarding class that inspired my African and African American Studies (AAAS) minor. The material covers an extended time period of the first imaginings of Africa to present day. It really challenged some of the perspectives I had about the continent and enriched me with knowledge never available to me throughout my entire grade school education.
Stop. Breathe. Relax. Repeat.
That's what I wish someone would've told me senior spring when I was making "one of the biggest decisions of my life." First of all, I'd like to congratulate you on making it this far in your journey to becoming a Dartmouth student.
- No. 1
Take this time to enjoy the rest of your senior year, especially the little things. Soak in the aroma of your dad's slightly crispy bacon or the smiling faces that greet you in your dining hall (when you happen to actually wake up in time for breakfast).
- No. 2
The hardest part of the admissions process is over. You're in! And now the roles are reversed. Dartmouth wants you, so the ball is now your court (excuse my sports metaphor) to decide what you want.
- No. 3
You don't have to make this decision alone. The support system that helped you get this far (family, teachers, coaches, your dog) are there to help you. And I'm sure they'll support whatever decision you make, even if that means you'll become an only child who's now a 22 hour drive away from home (shoutout to my mom and dad!).