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Do you smell that? The pencils. The paper. The new shoes. It smells like school. This has always been my favorite time of year. I’m an autumn person, anyway. The fact that a new school year starts around that time just makes it that much better.

I’ve been out of school for a while now, but even I’m getting in on the action this year. I’m auditing a physics class to help me understand and blog about those concepts. FYI: It’s a physics class that de-emphasizes math. Most of my questions have to do with math. It’s not as helpful as one might hope. But it’s still a lot of fun to be in that environment again, and I was looking forward to it all summer.

Are you looking forward to your classes? Is there one in particular you’re excited to take? Are you dreading any?

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Mindy is an attorney and Managing Editor of Teen Skepchick. She hates the law and loves stars. You can follow her on Twitter and on Google+.


  1. September 20, 2012 at 12:37 am —

    I really wish I could help you out with the math. I have taken calculus intensive physics classes, so I know my stuff. Too bad doing so by comments section is very limited.

    • September 20, 2012 at 7:14 pm —

      It’s so hard to teach math in a comments section! I appreciate you trying. I have a really hard time learning math by reading about it, too. I find that I learn best if I can read about it, watch someone else actually work a problem or two, then doing it myself. But I have to actually watch someone work it. I find that people who know what they are doing can skip steps that I actually need to write out in order to keep track of it all. So if that happens I need to stop them write away and ask why they did what they did. Does any of that make sense? The whole thing is such an ordeal.

    • September 20, 2012 at 11:28 pm —

      Funnily enough, I have the same problem when trying to learn math even higher than the ones I already know. They keep skipping a few damn steps which then I have to think like 15 minutes to get!

      • September 22, 2012 at 11:33 pm —

        Yes! I hate that! Finally, someone who understands my struggle 🙂

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