GRADUATION!! (Grad School)

Wednesday, December 22

thank heavens for dictionaries!

Have you ever seen the 1993 Melanie Griffeths movie Born Yesterday? The character Billie Dawn tries to read a difficult book and has to carry a dictionary around with her to understand all the words. In one scene she is in a library and has to go to the big dictionary on a pedestal to look up words every couple of sentences. (I tried to find a video of this scene but it doesn't seem to be online anywhere)
Anyway, my life seems to be playing a very similar track as I try to read the Harry Potter series in French. I can't believe how frustrated I get as I am looking up words or verb tenses every single sentence. *sigh* I am determined though. I will make it through.


P.S. Grades came out.... While not my greatest semester I am told that a 3.5 is not a bad GPA for a semester and that the B- I got is sassy. Now all I have to do is turn my I in french into a real grade and I will be good to go. :)

2 comments:

Tiana said...

Well done chica! Love you see you soon.

Soarenth said...

Good luck! Hopefully the story is as fun in French, once you don't have to look up every line.

I've been told by multiple people over my life that the best way to get an appreciation for the bible is to read it in Hebrew, but the daunting task of looking up every other word even if I took several years of classes has dissuaded me.

Congratulations on the 3.5! That is not a bad GPA at all for college/university classes. The biggest plus? You survived another semester! Go, Rachel!!