Blogger: Amalia Frick
Last week was probably the most important and most stressful week of my undergraduate career because it was the week that my comps, or comprehensive project, was due. It called for some desperate measures.
It was a hard week, but I am relieved and pleased to say that despite being something that many undergraduates fear fortheir first years at Oxy, I have survived! Here’s a photo of me giving my presentation in the Morrison Lounge.
As an English and Comparative Literary Studies (ECLS) major, there were three components to my project. Part one was the class I took last semester in which we researched and wrote our essays. Part two was the fifteen-minute presentation in front of a board of evaluators from the ECLS faculty. Part three was submitting my final essay to be read by the ECLS faculty.
The most stressful part for me was the presentation because I find presenting my own work to be a little intimidating. I shouldn’t have feared, though, because not only was the room overwhelmingly supportive, but my friends came to support me. They sat in the front so when I looked up, I sawnothing but friendly faces. In typical friend fashion, they also preparedthese signs and held them up at the end.
Needless to say, I was a little bit embarrassed (you're and their, really?!) but also felt so loved and encouraged that I could hardly stay that way for long. It feels great to have this milestone behind me, and to look forward to spending the rest of the semester spending time with my hilarious and wonderful friends.