合計でA＋（98%以上）が２つ、A（93%～97%）が３つ、B+（87%~90%）が１つでした。Accounting以外300番台でしたが、なかなか健闘したのではないかと自分でも思います。ミクロ経済学に関しては100%を超えて単位を取得したというのはとても嬉しかったです（笑）。これは、おそらく中間テストのカーブのおかげかなと思います。（カーブとはテストが難しいときに平均点を調整するために素点に加えらる点数のこと）。また、特に嬉しかったのはMoney and Bankingです。ファイナル前まではBの範囲内にいたのですが、ファイナルで高得点を出すことが出来たので成績をAにすることが出来ました。ちなみに、今回のGPAは4.0でした（うひょー）。来期はほぼ400番台なので色んな意味で楽しみですね（笑）。
school When I first started school I was so nervous about what the classes would be like, but now I realize the classes aren't as tough as I thought they would be. I bought all of the textbooks listed for my classes, which shows how prepared I was trying to be before the semester started. (I won't buy every textbook ever again! I didn't use four of the five textbooks, which cost me $800 in total!) Also, I was worried that I wouldn't be able to keep up my grades, but it turned out that I got high scores and was even doing well enough to teach some stuff to my classmates afterwards. Anyway, the classes were so much fun and I really feel like I obtained some useful knowledge. I didn't make presentations or write essays at all this semester though, so that kind of learning might not be considered "true studying abroad." I only had to write about a maximum of 100 words each time for my homework. They didn't assign me homework that required a lot of writing. I don't know if that's good for me or not haha. I will do my best to improve my writing in the future. I am hoping my writing class next semester will help me achieve that.
Life Life at school was not good until a month or so passed. I was so surprised when my fillings came out while eating cereal. I think it will remain in my mind as one of the most shocking events in my life. Something else that happened to me while I was at school was that I developed rough skin. It made my life a little more difficult. I suspect my rough skin was a result of the dry heat in Arizona. My skin got somewhat better though after I used the medicines that my doctor prescribed me. As for food, I eat anything I want, so I am happy about that. These days, I crave pizza and hamburger. I know I'm going to get fat if I keep eating foods like this though. Next semester I will try cooking for myself since I couldn't do that last semester due to my 7:30am classes. (Ah, it sounds so much like an excuse! Well, maybe it is. haha)
English I didn't understand what my roommate was saying when I first heard him speaking English. He's the fastest English speaker I've ever met in my life! Fortunately, I could understand what my professors were saying, so I didn't have much difficulty in class. Concerning my listening ability, I think I can understand about 70% of what I'm hearing now. I have come to realize that I need to be able to both speak and listen in casual English conversation. Since I will have a lot of free time during this winter break I'm going to watch as many movies and dramas as I can while doing shadowing. I'll try my best!
Out of school Hmm, I didn't travel a lot this semester because I focused on studying, but I did go to some places in Arizona that were very beautiful. Even the sunsets were beautiful, that's why it was so fun spending my time there. I don't think I will be able to have the opportunity to travel like this again in the future, so I've decided that I'm going to travel a lot now instead of studying next semester. Hope I can make it to happen!
一つ目は、コモンズの悲劇（Tragedy of the Commons)と呼ばれるものです。今回は、農民2人しか住んでいない小さな村を想像してほしいです。二人は村にある池の魚を釣って暮らしています。池には６匹の魚が住んでいて、毎晩、2匹の魚から1匹の小魚が生まれます。また、晩に生まれた魚は次の昼までには成長するとします。さらに、この池には6匹までしか生息できません。この場合、2人がずっと暮らしていくためには、AとBは何匹ずつ魚を一日に取ることが出来るでしょうか。