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Writer's Block: Knowledge is power [Aug. 25th, 2010|03:35 am]
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What subject you like to become more knowledgeable about, and why?

See, science is inherently fascinating to me, mostly in the life sciences. I think chemistry is also extremely interesting in the way molecules assemble to become a particular something.

Unfortunately, virtually all science fields require math. Thankfully, the program I've chosen to pursue (B.S. in Medical Technology -- basically an "advanced" medical laboratory technician) only requires commonly taken math courses like college algebra and statistics, nothing crazier than that. (Writing is my strong suit, although I hate writing. Go figure, I'm good at what I hate doing, and bad at what I wish I was [naturally] good at.)

But even so, no major or any type of higher educational endeavor can escape the clutches of mathematics. Even the social sciences which I had originally intended to pursue do require math (although nothing considered advanced, I think). Nothing is immune, and most people don't even consciously realize how often in their daily lives that they use math. I didn't come to that realization myself until recently, after flunking pre-algebra 3 times, elementary algebra twice, and currently on my second attempt at intermediate algebra. One day it just dawned on me that some random thing I'd been thinking about used algebraic concepts.

So with all that said, I wish math was something I could become more knowledgeable about, especially with remembering formulas. (I dread word problems. waaah.)

Although I also wish I had a more natural ability to pick up new languages in a similar vein as writing. (I can totally write a 2000 word term paper from SCRATCH in 8 hours [max] and get A's on them. Haha.)