Tuesday, February 28, 2012

What am I actually doing here?

Alright. So there was a request from my home institution for an entry on what in the actual what I'm doing in Denmark as far as academics go. So you're reading this. If you don't want to know what I'm doing here then stop doing that. I already have your page view and I'm superficial so that's all that really matters to me.

Okay, we're alone now. We got rid of all those pretenders. Now lean in, I'm going to share something with you that Miami doesn't want you to hear:

Now you're probably all like, "No grades what" but then I'd tell you, "Yes grades but Miami doesn't count them toward your GPA and doesn't even list them next to the course so you're golden so long as you pass and punctuation is for suckers".

One may assume, based on this information, that I am not really trying to hard over here, and instead just living it up in Europe. Well I'll have you know: You're right. But not how you think. See: not having to worry about grades takes much of the stress out of academics, and I feel like, for the first time, I'm going to class not with an objective of getting an "A", but simply just to take in as much information as I can. Those hippie-dippie-"we don't give grades, just experiences"-schools make a lot more sense to me now.

Thank you for reading this far, by the way. This post is already long, so let's keep the rest of my points to 19 words each.

Let me highlight for you my classes and how they relate back to my Environmental-Political... Envirolitical... Individualized Studies major. (19)

Okay, bad example, this class doesn't relate to my major, but it's hella-interesting. NOTE: I'm terrible at Danish. (19)

I'm a political science minor, this is getting me credit. Denmark has eight parties, not three like the U.S. (19)

I'm learning all about implementation of wind, solar, biomass, etc. This is me hugging a wind turbine last week (19):

Implementation of sustainability into society via politics and economics. Sustainable Development is too complex to explain in nineteen words. (19)

Thank you, as always, for viewing this. It means more to me than you know. Hopefully it was enjoyable. (19)

Dictated, not read,

Tyler Elliott