By Lee, Yu-jeang 기자2015.08.25 15:10:11
This is the time people need to get out of a rut and regain their ardor. To live a passionate life, it would be inspiring to listen to the experiences of others who are living like that. In this section, KNU students will tell you about their experiences that they put a great effort in and felt excitement and fulfillment.
Venmathi Maran Ph.D.
(Institute for Phylogenomics & Evolution, India)
When I worked in marine field, I studied about the lifecycle of a fish parasite. From fish farms, we could not collect the stage which instantly began when an egg of parasite hatched because it is 0.2 micrometer in size. I collected the live egg of parasite and brought it to a room near the sea since I could not bring it to my laboratory because it would die while transit. I used Korean floor heater to make desirable environment instead of using incubator in my lab. I stayed in that room for six days failing and trying again. Finally, I succeeded to hatch the egg, and completed the lifecycle of that parasite which was published in a journal. Now my work is appreciated by everyone.
(Dept. Agricultural Civil, Bio-industrial Engineering, Junior)
After I was relieved from my military duties, I thought I should do something solely on my own, because I have always received helped of someone such as teachers and my parents. I found some lecturers on the Internet and sent e-mails to them with my friend. They willingly agreed to lecture in KNU with low profit because they thought planning lectures only by ourselves is a praiseworthy behavior. Last year, I planned a lecture called ‘Oppa, Do You Want to Eat Ramyeon?’ which is about love affairs. In addition, in this year, I planned a lecture called ‘Oppa, You Don’t Like My Fashion, Right?’ which is about fashion. At first, I planned lectures with a light heart. However, as time goes by, I found it exciting and fulfilling because I thought students really want these lectures.
(Dept. Primary Education, Senior, Scotland)
This year, I had a placement in an elementary school and had a very difficult class because of badly behaved children and children within some difficulties in class. It was challenging because a couple of the students could not get proper care from their parents and found it difficult to stay concentrate in class. A student having ADHD worked really cooperatively with teacher person to person but he was hard to cope with in a class. In addition, it was hard to plan lessons for them and keep them engaged in my teaching, and sometimes it went wrong. By the end of it, my effort worked and I received a good report.
(Dept. English Language & Literature, Freshman)
I put my effort in making a ball joint doll. As you can assume from the name of it, it has ball shaped joint which enables it to freely hold many postures. When I was 11 years old, I learned about what ball joint doll is. However, I could not make the doll until I took College Scholastic Ability Test (CSAT) because it takes lots of time and money. Making ball joint doll takes a lot of time and effort. I bought materials to make the doll on the Internet and spent one month making it. It is a brown haired female doll wearing Renaissance style dress. I colored the doll with acrylic paint, put on make-up and colored the nails of it with pastel.
(Dept. Economics & Trade, Junior)
In last summer vacation, I studied for Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) N1 while preparing to find a job in Japan. This test is difficult and has public confidence to such an extent as that job applicants can acquire additional points when submitting resumes. I started learning Japanese when I was in high school and I had N2 certification but there were things to do preparing for the test much more than I thought. I bought a workbook and studied mainly about the words in the book for two months. I practiced listening Japanese and writing Chinese characters used in Japanese for eight hours a day. It was difficult, but I finally passed the JLPT by barely making the cutoff line.
(Dept. Primary Education, Senior, Scotland)
It was hard to enter university because work experience and voluntary experiences were needed to enter primary education department. However, I did a college course with young children with nursery for one year, and then I finally got to university. It took me a year and a half to do the college course and to acquire the experience to enter college, but I was learning in the whole time so that was good. In addition, I had to pay a lot of money for the first year of college and my first year of university. So I had two jobs and worked a lot to earn money to pay for that. It was a difficult journey.
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