The Quarter System and Why I LOVE it!

  A unique feature of the UC system is the use of quarters rather than semesters. Instead of having two semesters, the UC’s (with the exception of Cal and UC Merced) run off a 10-week quarter system. We have fall quarter, winter and spring. The quarter system is often an adjustment for new students but…

Summer is (almost) here!

  I’m so tempted to say that summer is finally here, but there are still 4 more weeks to go; and yet it feels like I can hear summer has been calling out my name!! Well, even though summer is not here yet, I already started to get my self ready for summer. I went…

The Start of Spring Quarter

Every time I start a new quarter it amazes me how fast time flies. Seriously, the quarter system is no joke. 10 weeks from now I will be wondering where the quarter went. To prepare efficiently for a quarter you have to manage your time effectively every day. Not a single day goes by during…

Week 9…Work Picks Up

Currently, UCLA is about to go into Week 9 of Winter Quarter. It seems like this quarter has come and gone, yet it is not over. For me, I have two more weeks left of intense work as I am going to be taking my finals during Week 10 of instruction. Time is ticking. In…

Week 8 here we go!!

I can’t believe I’m already at week 8 of winter quarter!! Before I know it, finals week will be here, which will mark  the end of my second quarter as a Bruin!! This winter quarter is my first quarter taking an upper division BioEngineering class. I can’t lie, I did freak out a little bit….

Quarter System and Exams…

One thing to know about the quarter system is that it goes by extremely fast! We are in Winter quarter and it is now Week 4. Midterms are already rolling in during this time. Two of my roommates have multiple midterms this week. My midterms are thankfully next week, so I still have a week…

Last Winter Quarter for Undergrad

2012 brings in my last two quarters here at UCLA– Winter and Spring Quarter. The three classes that I am taking this quarter are Introduction to Social Welfare, Sociology of Education and Statistical and Computer Methods for Social Research. I am definitely looking forward to a busy, challenging and rewarding quarter. Last quarter was one…

Quarter System…and How Fast it Goes

It’s Fall Quarter and here, we are about to start Week 4. One of the fabulous things that I love about the quarter system is how fast it goes. Some might be afraid of it, but hey, I love the challenge. It seems as if just yesterday we were all just getting adjusted to back-to-school…

It’s midterm season!

Keeping up with my weather post from last week, today was hot!! It sure is hard to know it’s October when its over 80 degrees. I may be confused if it is Fall, but I definitely know it is midterm season! Midterms at UCLA apparently start as early as week 3, as I am currently…

Our (fabulous!) quarter system

You might be wondering what all those references to “10th week” were about. UCLA, along with almost all of the other UCs, sports a quarter system. We have four quarters (duh), one of which is summer that students don’t need to attend. All quarters are ten weeks long with a finals week tacked on to…

Spring Quarter

I love UCLA, but by our tenth week of school during spring quarter I am completely burnt out. However spring quarter is always the best. The sun is always shining, there are endless outdoor activities to take part in, and best of all spring quarter is followed by summer. As soon as I finished I…

Summer, is that you knocking at my door?

To most Bruins, 10th week is the last moments one has to kick back, relax, and reflect upon the wonders of the year in passing as a UCLA student before finals week hits. However, for some of us unlucky souls, it is but a reminder of the 9 weeks before. This past quarter I took…