Olivia's D-PlanWhat's a D-Plan?
Unsure whether I would enjoy the biology-heavy pre-health track, I took an intro biology class. I surprisingly found myself so invested each class—I didn’t think I’d ever be excited trying to determine if the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA) had DNA or RNA, but here we are! I found it a great introduction to thinking processes at Dartmouth.
WinterHanoverFavorite Class: WRIT 005: Authenticity: Self, Society and Culture
I loved coming to this class with its supportive environment! The professor's feedback really helped me improve in my writing. This course guided us through personal narratives and organizational writing while discussing what it really means to be authentic. It also introduced me to the library’s resources for writing and research!
SpringHanoverFavorite Class: CHEM 11: General Chemistry
This class was definitely not easy! The accelerated version of general chemistry, it was my first class at Dartmouth that used a textbook, and I had to adapt and learn how to use a textbook for a class properly. But that didn't mean I didn't have a good time! The classes were full of physical demonstrations, and I felt very supported in the lab and beyond.
FallHanoverFavorite Class: MUS 42: From Plato to Mozart (Early Classical Music)
This was the first group music class I took, and I loved it! Each class we'd move a little forward in time; one day we'd talk about medieval chants, and by the next couple weeks, we talked about Baroque music. We even got to observe original medieval music scores from the Rauner Library, and attend a performance of Baroque music by the Dartmouth Symphony Orchestra!
Happy New Year! Plans and Hopes for a Dartmouth Sophomore
Happy New Year! In this blog I share my plans for 2024 as a Dartmouth sophomore, as well as some hopes for the new year.
Motets, Molarity, and Ethnomethodology: My Sophomore Fall Classes!
Are you saying it's the middle of the term? And I haven't talked about my classes yet? Let me show you around!
Applications Don't End After College…And That's a Good Thing!
As the new school year began, I found myself reflecting a bit about applications (and rejections from them) and their presence in our lives and at Dartmouth, from applying to college to clubs to internships to jobs. Here are my thoughts!
Why You Should Take A Language Course at Dartmouth
I initially wasn't very excited to take a language in college, but my experience with learning Spanish at Dartmouth has honestly been one of the highlights of my freshman year. Here's what I gained through these classes, and what you might gain too!