Hi. I am a 19-year-old college student. This is my second year at the New York City College of Technology. As of now, my major is currently Liberal Arts and Sciences. After my second year, I will finally have my Associates in Liberal Arts and Sciences. After this year, I plan on applying to the nursing program.
I have a variety of interests. I enjoy reading. My favorite books are The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Nineteen Eighty-four by George Orwell, The Road by Cormac McCarthy, and The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton. I also enjoy watching movies, especially the oldies. My favorite movies are The Breakfast Club, Sixteen Candles both by John Hughes. I also love the Harry Potter movie franchise as well as the books.
In my leisure time, I tend to use it wisely. When I’m not reading or watching something I often dabble in photoshop. Some people have a platform they can use to help express themselves. I have been photoshopping since I was a junior in high school. I don’t know why but when I am photoshopping I just feel calm. Other than that, I play video games like your common teenager. My favorite game to play is the Assasin’s Creed Franchise
Over the summer, I visited the Museum of Modern Art. It was a great trip. I got to see a lot of amazing modern art. I also attended one of my cousin’s wedding. It was a beautiful event. I also went camping with my family. It was my fourth camping experience. It was at the Lake and Shore RV Resort. We did all the camping things. We slept in tents, we made our breakfast and lunch right over the fire pit. We even got to make smores. Over the winter, I have no plans as of yet. But who knows what could happen?
In my previous English classes, I was often found to be a great reader. While I would read a text of any sort, I would make small notes in margins and question the text. If I found anything I did not understand I would underline it and bring it up in the next classes. I enjoy reading the most because I feel that the more times you read something the better you understand. I dislike reading boring texts. I enjoy a text that has an interesting plot, character development, and an ending. As a writer, I have a great organization but I tend to drag my explanations. I have worked hard to cut down. I enjoy explaining myself thoroughly. As I would explain a text, I feel that there always more than one answer to what the author wants you to think. There is nothing really that I dislike about writing, I feel that writing helps you express yourself and explain your ideas to other. As a thinker, I choose to make observations and draw conclusions. When it comes to critical thinking I enjoy ideas that I come up with and the ideas my fellow peers come up with so that I can learn how others think. I dislike questions that make you think long and hard but in the end, it’s an obvious answer.
I used Openlab in one of my previous classes. It was a Films from Literature class. In the class, we used as a way for the class to discuss films and texts that we read in class. I have a few favorite genres of literature. They include fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, science fiction, and horror.
I first experienced Science Fiction, when I was younger I saw an episode of the Twilight Zone. The essence of the episode was just so bizarre but interesting that it just pulled me in. My favorite sci-fi book is Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell. Honestly, taking this course will offer me a variety of new things to read and watch. I expect to develop a better understanding of Science Fiction and how it relates to the real world.
Thanks for sharing these parts of yourself (and your life!) with us Vishal, and welcome to the course! It sounds as if you’re going to enjoy the work we’re doing together this semester 🙂