Monday, March 19, 2007

In A Nutshell
XLII

In a Nutshell

A place set aside to answer 201 autobiographical questions
from a mother for her daughter. This may take awhile...join us if you like.


42. I had some trouble with this subject in junior high or high school:


I had a bit of a problem with chemistry. I loved the experiments and enjoyed what I learned, but then on exams we would be given a question of parallel processes -- what would happen if you combined substance A with substance C, when we had experimented with A and B and C acts like B -- and I wouldn't have any idea. That certain chemicals had similar qualities was not obvious to me at all. I did OK in the class, but I was often frustrated when I got my tests back and the teacher's notes made it obvious that, yet one more time, I hadn't even considered that what we had done in lab was related to the question.

I didn't do well when I took a survey course on physics in college, either. The lever, the wedge, and the incline plane were about the extent of where physics was easy for me.

2 comments:

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

I had a heck of a time with Chemistry. I'll say it's genetic, and leave it at that. ;)

gawilli said...

Chemistry was not my strong suit either. Guess we did all right after all!