Today, I began my classes for fall semester, and I am very excited to be taking Chinese 111. I also will be signing up for Chinese 112 for winter soon. I considered getting a minor in Chinese since my school has decided to offer it starting this year, but I am supposed to graduate June 2013, and I can't afford to spend the extra semesters here; this is my sixth year in college. However, more opportunities will be opening up to me later when I decide to get my Master's degree, so I'm not too worried at the moment. Of course, as per usual, I will be now providing a word of the day. This one comes from Merriam-Webster's Dictionary Online: ecstatic - of, relating to, or marked by rapturous delight Allow me to use it in a simple sentence: The child was ecstatic to find a package in the mailbox on his birthday. I am excited to begin work tutoring, and as soon as I have experience with clients I hope to be able to share any tips or tricks I learn through practice. Tutoring... read more
I am finally getting my blog set up! As I try to expand my audience, I have made a craigslist post for my tutoring services, directing potential students to this website: http://flint.craigslist.org/lss/3167663221.html The business end of things seems to have put a damper on my leisure reading time. Because of this, I think I'll use a tip I usually reserve for students on myself- a word of the day! It helps to expand one's vocabulary while using up only minimal time. I'll borrow today's word from dictionary.com: Intrapaneur- An employee of a large corporation who is given freedom and financial support to create new products, services, systems, etc., and does not have to follow the corporation's usual routines or protocols. Interesting indeed... As time progresses, I hope to write about some exciting things here, and hopefully I'll have some handy tips for those who wish to gain greater knowledge and skill in the areas of reading and writing.