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Galloping Horse @ gallopinghorse2704.blogspot.com Soft Opening - 31st January 2014

Saturday, May 23, 2009

January 2009 Semester

This semester marks a whole new beginning in my studies life. A transition from foundation into undergraduate, a total different system with all those courses that I have to take. No more basic subjects like Physics and Chemistry. Now it is about time to know about my program: Chemical Engineering. In the beginning of the semester, I have kind of worried that I may not be able to catch up. Guess it takes time to fit myself in. As time goes by, I start to get to used to it, and slowly, I have really tried my very best in everything. Not to say distractions are available everywhere: Laptop to online, bed to sleep, laziness but THANK GOD no DoTA addiction!

Anyway, this semester I took 7 courses which were:
PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
MORAL STUDIES
ACADEMIC WRITING
INTRODUCTION TO OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
TENNIS (Co-curriculum)

PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY
Lecture:
This is the pre-requisite for my courses in my subsequent semesters. A very important subject, in deed. We get to learn all those Dalton's Law, Raoult's Law, whatever Laws (definitely not "lawlaw") from this course. In fact, we have learnt all these since Foundation. I would say Foundation helps Chemical Engineering students a lot because it is like we are doing recap only, with additional facts and details. I won't say this subject is boring, it is just okay. The lecturer, well, I would say, at least is better than my Foundation Chemistry lecturer. He likes to mention the relevance of our course to the industry in which is a good thing. At least we know where could apply this knowledge rather than just mere studying it only. But, there is one incident that I will never forget, in which I think a lecturer should not have done that. There was once that Lian Hung asked him question and he couldn't answer. His reply was, "Are you trying to test me?". Enough said.

Lab session:
Our lab session is okay, I guess. But the only problem is that each time we are doing our experiments, the topic is the one that we have not learnt, yet. Every time when it comes in doing report, we just simply write what we think is right. And, I don't copy and paste. :)

Tutorial sessions:
I don't pay attention. I always do something else.

Final exam:
This was my last paper, the day I was rushing going home. I didn't really focus much on my revison for this one. My emotion was over me. The question was okay but I have done my best for it. Just waiting for the result. I leave that to God.

ORGANIC CHEMISTRY
Lecture:
Interesting subject. A knowledgeable and enthusiastic lecturer and this cannot be questioned. I only argued over the syllabus. Sometimes he lectured topics that is so unnecessary. Just want to scare us and make our life miserable. He almost left a permanent bad impression in me, and also my fellow coursemates by simply canceling our quizzes with no replacement! And also a sudden pop test just within days. How come such lecturer exist? Eventually, he gave us the replacement and also cancel the test, towards the end of lecture week. Think he is trying to be lovable. He is a good lecturer, actually. But not in teaching.

Lab Session:
Got this one Sudanese demonstrator, have made detest him from our very first lab session. I did nothing wrong (I think) and suddenly he asked me to do some demonstration, sort like a punishment. I was so dissatisfied. Never like him much till now? I am not that bad, later I just let things go. Anyway, interesting lab while playing with those chemicals.

Tutorial Session:
Worst tutorial ever!

Final Exam:
I am dead. So sad.

DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS
Maths subject. Love this to the max. The lecturer is the best for this semester, our dear Madam Azizan Zainal Abidin. She has a deep sense of humor despite she has that serious look. First time I saw lecturer using Microsoft Word for her lecture notes which is unconventional. Really thank God to have her as our lecturer. She just reminded me of Madam Hanita back in Foundation. Miss these two lecturers, and the class of course.

Tutorial Session:
She didn't use the tutorial sheets that were given. She just conducted like a normal class, still like the session though.

Final exam:
Heart break. Questions are way harder than past years. Out of my expectation. I still love DE anyway. ;)

MORAL STUDIES
Lecture:
The most pyschotic lecturer. His speech always get my mind distorted. Those who cannot stand may go crazy! The syllabus is not accordance to the textbook. I don't know what to study for my final. He has his own idea of topic. Conflict-Resolution thingy with all those Boolean Logic, Conservative-Liberal Analysis, Formal Logic et cetera are not found in textbook but are being tested in final. Good luck to those who are taking this course next semester. (Pray that I won't need to repeat.)

Final Exam:
Expected, just cook, crap everything. No point studying.

ACADEMIC WRITING
Lecture:
It is the most boring subject but we were fortunate enough to have Mr. Razol to diminish the sleepiness in class. We need much, in deed. Otherwise, Chua will be sleeping during the whole class. This course is still important though, don't take it lightly. We will need it someday.

Final Exam:
APA........APA.............APA.........................APA...............APA?

INTRODUCTION TO OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY
Lecture:
The most disorganised lecture with so many lecturers to teach the course since there is upstream and downstream, different specialization. OnG is interesting but not the implementation. Everything is a chaos. With last minute project (Energy Game) and test during study week makes me hates it. But I could not. Because, they got mention "Bintulu" in the lecture since Bintulu is one of the biggest producer for LNG. So, I love OnG!

TENNIS
Kind of regret taking this course because I am a total noob in this game. Anyway, the class has been very fun though. The coach, our dear Mr. Jam is a nice guy and he makes all of us pass the course. I get to know playing a bit of tennis. Just a bit, don't try to challenge me.

Guess that's about all. All the best for upcoming semester.
Next: Memories of January 2009 Semester

3 comments:

Chiang Jinn said...

emath lecturer in utp r owaz the best!!!!

Steward Baba said...

Yup, they are. =D

JuStiN [WaI KhaN] said...

Hahaha.. what a detailed post of your courses.. =P