Migyu, Lower

“One of the best parts of Andover is its proximity to downtown.”

Migyu is a lower from Connecticut who enjoys balancing her time between studying with friends and competing with the squash and crew teams. Watch her take you through a day in her life to experience her perspective on Andover.

6:40 a.m. | Wake Up

On a typical weekday, Migyu wakes up at 6:40 a.m. and heads to the Andover fitness center for a workout before breakfast, and getting ready for her day of classes.

Period 1 | 8:30 - 9:10 a.m.

Spanish 403: Current Events and Multimedia: Approaches to the Hispanic World // Instructor: Maria Martinez
Students refine speaking, writing, and listening skills in Spanish as well as their ability to express current issues through a cultural context. This course uses literary texts, film, TV program series, and journalism to provide a basis on which to discuss and understand issues of modern Spain, Mexico, and Hispanic Caribbean.

Period 2 | 9:20 - 10 a.m.

Migyu has second period free so she'll use it to work on assignments or socialize with friends in the library.

Conference Period | 10:05 - 10:45 a.m.

Conference period is built into every student’s schedule as an opportunity to meet with instructors and receive additional help on assignments and projects.

Period 3 | 10:50 - 11:30 a.m.

Chemistry 300: College Chemistry // Instructor: Keith Robinson
This course is an introduction to the theoretical framework of modern chemistry, including atomic structure, chemical bonding, phase changes, solutions, chemical reactions, thermodynamics, kinetics, general equilibria, acid-base equilibria, electrochemistry, and aspects of inorganic chemistry. Emphasis is placed on developing problem-solving skills and understanding the experimental basis of theories. A college-level text is used. Laboratory work is an integral part of the course.

Period 4 | 11:40 - 12:20 p.m.

Math 560: AB AP Calculus I // Instructor: Ingrid Kupka
This is the beginning of the three-term calculus sequence that, together with MTH570, covers the syllabus of the AB Advanced Placement examination. This term focuses primarily on differential calculus: limits, continuity, derivatives, and applications of derivatives. Graphical, numerical, and analytic methods will be used throughout the course.

Period 5 | 12:25 - 1:05 p.m.

Migyu heads to Paresky Commons for lunch with her friends.

Period 6 | 1:20 - 2 p.m.

English 200: Writing to Read, Reading to Write // Instructor: Marissa Schwalm
Students are exposed to a variety of rhetorical modes, such as narration, description, analysis, comparison/contrast, cause/effect, definition, example/illustration, process, and argument. By the end of the term, students should be able to organize, develop, and write cogent essays in five or six of these modes. Teachers integrate a variety of reading assignments into their lessons on the writing process. During Term 1, classes also work deliberately on vocabulary development, clarity, grammar, mechanics, and punctuation. Term 2 the focus shifts to reading and writing about poetry and then in term 3 the focus shifts again to reading and writing about fiction. Students continue to write in the modes introduced in Terms 1 and 2 and focus on organizing the essay. Term 3 includes a project involving one of the texts and a research paper, class presentation, or performance.

Period 7 | 2:10 - 2:50 p.m.

ComSci 350: Programming Fundamentals // Instructor: Meghan Clarke

Athletics | 3 - 4:45 p.m.

In the spring season, Migyu rows on the crew team. Each afternoon she rides a bus with the team to Andover's boathouse on the Merrimack River, approximately 15 minutes away. Migyu also plays squash in the winter season.

Evening | 5 - 11 p.m.

Migyu will grab dinner at Paresky Commons, or sometimes head downtown with friends to a restaurant. After eating, she'll go to the library to work on assignments and hang out with friends. Once her studies are complete, Migyu walks back to her dorms for the night to watch TV, read, and prepare for the next day before falling asleep.

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