Emily (2011)

Emily has been studying philosophy and book and media studies for three years and still hasn’t managed to figure out the meaning of life. When not swilling coffee on her way to class and wistfully day-dreaming about the energy drink she’ll be consuming later that afternoon, Emily can usually be found haunting the offices of campus newspapers and getting into passionate disputes about the definition of libel.

On her days off, Emily is usually wandering aimlessly through modern art galleries with a lost look on her face, and occasionally singing back-up for her best friend’s band. An art-literature-film-philosophy-lover and a quintessentially Torontonian urbanite, Emily proof-reads self-published novels in her spare time, and is slowly coming to terms with the fact that she is a closeted workaholic with an expensive caffeine habit.

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Hosanna

Hey Emily! Thanks for writing such great posts! How were your weekly timetables like? I’m thinking of attending U of T this fall – do you think taking 6 credits per year would exceed more than 6 hours of classes per day?

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Emily

Glad you’ve enjoyed the posts so far, Hosanna! I just wanted to respond to your question: DON’T TAKE SIX COURSES. I know it seems like a good idea, and I know it seems convenient, but FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T DO IT.

For every one hour of class, you’re supposed to spend three hours reading// preparing for that class. And then on top of that there will be assignments, papers, tutorials, labs, tests and quizzes. For any normal human being, it is just not a possibility to keep up with your work, sleep, eat AND shower. (Not to mention have actual conversations with people, and have time to read the blog!!) I tried 6 courses, and it was a valiant effort, but I ended up having a nervous breakdown//crying in Robarts AT LEAST twice a week.

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