Saturday, August 19, 2006
Returning from the depths
Pardon my random absence over the last 16 days. School has started up again and it has been a helluva week securing everything back into a fashionable order. Being my junior year, I am attempting at compressing all of my activities into my very active schedule: varsity tennis, visits to middle and elementary schools to teach kids palaeo, all my advanced placement courses I'm taking this year, church youth group and orchestra etcetera. I am checking and double checking to make sure my senior year is exactly how I want it...or at the very least as best as possible.
I have signed myself up for AP (advanced placement) Biology with in adjacent independent study course and Anatomy. I really want to take AP Environmental sciences as well, but my school district's lack of competent scheduling and demand of certain credits has disabled my ability to take such a course. I'm not happy about it either. Regardless, it also appears as if I will be relatively busy with examinations: AP Biology test, SAT subject test Biology E/M. I will be taking the 'E' version of the biology SAT by the way, which is more focused on ecological biology and evolution, as opposed to molecular biology and evolution.
This junior year, however, will be the year of college campus visits. I have already obtained the visit necessities list from the CollegeBoard site and I am prepared to venture off to some new school of thought. If you happen to be admissions director to a certain college and reading this blog post, please feel free to send me some of your school's information pamphlets. The decision to visit a particular college will vary with factors such as distance and cost to getting there and in the focus on my particular subject interest: evolutionary biology, osteology, phylogenetic systematics and vertebrate paleontology.
Posted by Kyle Lindsey at 3:39 PM