Classes 411: Wine Appreciation & SI Sessions

Hey fellow Boilermakers! If you guys are anything like me, you are not yet into the swing of things despite the fact that we are halfway through the semester. On the brightside, though, we are half way through the semester! We have made it this far (and through an awful winter I might add) so we can make it to the end.

The first class I’d like to bring to your attention is FS 470 – Wine Appreciation. Obviously, this class is for those students who are at least 21 years old before the semester starts. However, don’t be discouraged all you young ones out there, this class should still be around when you come of age! Aside from the great opportunity of tasting splendid wines for credit, this class dives deeper into the rather intense wine history and wine making world. You will learn about the various fruits that go into great wines, the fermentation process, and the long extravagant history that wine is known for. Hopefully, you will walk out of the class at the end of the semester with a greater appreciation for wine (see what I did there?).

This next part has little to do with classes to sign up for in upcoming semesters and more to do with how to pass your current classes. The first round of exams and midterms have come and gone. If you are not satisfied with grades or would like to improve, there are plenty of resources on campus to help you out! If you have not attended an SI session yet, I recommend them highly from personal experience. Material from lecture is covered in depth and all your questions can be answered by SI leaders who have taken the course and done well. They will shed new light on topics and explains material in different ways that might help you understand better. Also, the resource rooms (i.e. math, physics, chemistry help rooms) are great places to do homework and have a TAs assistance at a moment’s notice. This is a great room to meet other students that are in the same course as you and therefore a great way to form study groups. Lastly, do not be afraid to ask your professor questions! Your professor, after all, creates the exams and has the most knowledge about the course topics! They have office hours for a reason, utilize them 🙂

I hope you guys have a wonderful week!

Until next time

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