Lots of studying going on these days!
This past Saturday night, a few of my friends and I continued to prepare for a test we took this past Tuesday morning. It’s for our 400 level Biology class, Cell Physiology, and it lives up to the past students’ hype: this class is hard. Doable, yes, but probably the most difficult class we’ve had so far. Our professor goes at a very rapid pace in class and expects absolute greatness from us. If there is any room for improvement, we are told accordingly. In other words, no grades are being dished out. It’s not about how much we can memorize… instead, it’s more “Okay, here’s the information. Apply it.” In order to apply it, you really have to take everything you have learned the past 3 or so years and synthesize it all together. I am thoroughly enjoying this class and challenge, and it is making all my studies so far at Franciscan worth it. I really enjoy taking what we discuss in lecture and apply it very literally in lab. Lab is the place for the science to jump off the paper and to get a chance to actually do the science and see it in action.
It’s incredible, really! Franciscan is living up to its name! Passionately Catholic… and academically excellent.
My name is Matt Stewart and I’m a chemistry student. I’m excited to be a student blogger representing the sciences at Franciscan University of Steubenville for this next academic year. Franciscan has provided some pretty incredible opportunities for me the past couple years. I am excited to see what God does with our work, and I look forward to sharing more and keeping you updated.