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Getting Involved on Campus 1 Getting Involved on Campus Tanisha Saini San Francisco State University English 106, Section 36 Professor Hibble
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Getting Involved on Campus 2 Clustered together, limited in work area , and aggravated by the lack of personal space, are the 150 students in Professor Pamela Hood’s (Professor Pam) Introduction to Philosophy class, which is held in a large lecture hall. For several college freshmen this lecture hall is an introduction to only a minute portion of higher learning. They may feel that finding a way to stand out can be difficult. However, students can use their initiative to become involved in their academic and social community on campus as a way to triumph over feeling miniscule and voiceless, and also to further their education. According to Aisling Ash, Ways to get involved in extracurricular activities and organizations at college (no date), “Getting involved in college is the gateway to many things” (no page number). In fact, by becoming involved in the university life, students can create an enriching experience for themselves by setting aside time to engage in just a few constructive activities that will be useful in college and beyond. The most important strategy students can use to ensure their college journey is successful is to create bonds with professors; these bonds can provide benefits long after graduation. Some other activities that are also beneficial include actively participating in class, utilizing tutoring opportunities, and joining a social or academic club. Overall, without becoming involved in these activities during college, life after time at a university can be a strenuous day-to- day obstacle. The most valuable way to get involved on campus is to get to know the professors. Professors are usually bursting with information and can be very approachable and eager to share their knowledge with students who share a high interest for learning. For instance, Professor Pam appears to be very unapproachable when teaching on a stage to a theatre full of 150 students. During office hours however, she is
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Getting Involved on Campus 3 very informative about the resources available in the philosophy department. Some resources she describes include: the existence of the philosophy lounge, which offers students a space to meet other students with an interest in philosophy, to study, or even enjoy some quiet downtime. She also shared upcoming events, for instance Oxford University’s renowned philosopher Richard Swinburne
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This note was uploaded on 02/19/2011 for the course ENGLISH 106 taught by Professor Hibble during the Fall '10 term at S.F. State.

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