Annette Talks About the Academic Experience at Colgate | Campus Tour 2019
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My name's the Nets and you see, I'm a rising senior at Colgate University, and today I'm going to be talking with you about the academic experience at Colgate. Something that drew Medical Gate really was the strong academics. I really wanted to be in the place where learning it was priority. That was something that I thought called really excelled at just to give you an overview at Colgate, there are 56 different majors you can choose from, and it's great because you can double major if you want. So you're being taught by actual professors, not I'm teaching assistants, and that's really valuable is it also allows you to go to office hours and ask them any questions you might have. You really are able to form these close relationships with professors because of how small the classes are. They get to know you within the first week of classes starting. So it's a really great way for students to get involved in undergraduate research, studying on campus something that many cool new students choose to dio, whether that's for full semester or through a Colgate extended study, which is unique to Cody. Great thing about Colgate is that you don't have to declare a major until the end of your sophomore year. For me, that was something that I really, truly appreciated because I came in not knowing what I wanted to major in, and that was honestly kind of stressful because I felt like most of my friends, you know, nuisance, their first year of high school. Teoh take classes in all different areas of subject and just really take classes that I've always been interested in, but maybe didn't have the chance to or the opportunity to. In high school, I was taking classes in sociology, anthropology, psychology, English environmental studies. I was just taking classes and every subject that interested me those 1st 2 years for me. As my minor freshman seminar that I had, which was hunting in vegetarianism, I fell in love with it and I just really knew that I was also passionate about the environment. I've been a vegan for five years, so it kind of made sense. So far as a rising senior, I've really, truly enjoyed all the classes I've taken at Colgate. Appreciate how unique the different classes are that are offered a class called the Science Fiction Effect for my core class scientific perspective. So it was really amazing that I was able to take this class. That was kind of like combining an English class with the science class on it was super interesting, and I really enjoyed it from classes like that are offered every semester. So it really allows you to kind of step out of your comfort zone and take different classes that will really enrich your learning. Be prepared to read, read, read a reading heavy major, but I have really enjoyed all the books I bred. I first semester, particularly as the first year I was kind of afraid to go to office hours and to speak with the professors and kind of asked for help if I needed it. I was really scared that I would say something that would make me sound dumb on DSO. I think that kind of held me back from really reaching out to them. Often if they see you trying really hard cummings office hours that might even reflect in the great they give you since they know that you're trying so hard. Although most of my classes are smaller than that, I just took an English class last semester, and there were only like 12 or 13 students in its classes like that. You don't really have the opportunity to, like hide in the back and not say anything. In most my classes, class participation is required, and it's a percentage of your grade coming into college. I'm kind of shy, and I don't always like raising my hand and saying something in case I saw him stupid. I just felt more comfortable with speaking up in different situations, and that's something that's really crucial when you're at a small school in small classes. What is the biggest difference between high school and college academics? You're probably wondering that that might be something that's kind of scaring you. Obviously, there's just more independence in general able to choose your schedule now, Do you want to take morning classes because you know you two best in early morning? Or do you wanna have later classes so that you can sleep in, get work done in the morning and then go to classes? You really have that ability now to kind of cater your schedule around what's best for you, and that's also reflected in being actually able to pick the classes that you want to take. I know in high school you're kind of limited by different requirements, and there are some requirements at Colgate with the core curriculum. You really are free to take classes that interest you even within your major. There are major requirements, but you can choose between different classes so you can pick the one that you think you'd like the best also. Obviously, you kind of decide now when do you want to study to your work? There is so much more independence, and I feel like that really reflects on your academic experience I'd also say I'm specifically thinking about Colgate. Then I'd say in high school, largely that depends on the high school you go to and what kind of classes you're taking. I wasn't doing any long papers of any kind, but I came to Colgate. It's also really good to know that there are so many resource is on campus that will help you with that kind of thing. I you once them a few times with some of my papers in my first year, Um, and that's a really helpful tool library in super helpful. Teoh really do well in academics are available to you at Colgate.