My main goal this year is literally the same as yours. I was very irresponsible when I first got into the university but years change people – now I know I need a minimum 2,5 GPA in order to be accepted into a master’s degree program, so I’m staying focused on the target. This semester I did a great job, I guess I’ll get a semester grade of at least 3,30. It was 1,13 in my first semester and 2,12 before the last semester starts :)
The suggestion I would make is not to think about the course contents whether they would be useful in real life or not – just study and play the game by the rules. Do not complain and do not ever give up. Talk with the professors frequently so they can notice you.
Hope everything goes well for you.
Fatih. 3 months ago
I guess this is going to happen in this summer. Me and Arda, one of my best friends, are really excited about an Interrail trip over Eastern & Central Europe.
So, here is our draft plan:
Istanbul (the city we live in) > Sofia > Bucuresti > Cluj – Napoca > Belgrade > maybe Sarajevo & Mostar > Split > Ljubljana > Zagreb > Budapest > Bratislava > Prag > Krakow > Warsaw > Amsterdam > Istanbul (probably by plane). 3 months ago
In Turkey, the country I was born and I used to live, we have been using Latin Alphabet since 1928. We used to use the Persian Alphabet , with an addition of some special Turkish letters, during the times of the Ottoman Empire and when the Ottoman Empire fell apart after the WWI and when the modern nation-state of Turkey was established in 1923, we had to catch the era and the level of contemporary civilization, we had to make some revolutions like changing the Alphabet we had been using for writing the Turkish language. Some of them were definitely necessary, especially this was a successful intervention, however, these social changes affected the ideas of some revolutionist people -and also some politicians and this situation led the governments to cast out all the ideas of the Ottoman Empire during the years we have spent since the revolutions. So our politicians have always been trying to remove some “old” words or change them to “modernizate” the language.
Now, in the 21th century, Turkish people have a terrible problem which has still been ignored: nobody can read an old Turkish text, even a text that is written 30-40 years ago! For example, an English student can easily read Shakespeare or a French teenager can read Baudelaire without difficulity but a Turkish man (even the old people) can not read the old poems and books which are written in his/her own language! What a shame! (and nobody cares about that!)
That’s why I started to learn how to write and read the Ottoman Alphabet (Persian Alphabet with the special Turkish letters) in 2010. I was doing fine and getting better and realized that it was not a hard thing to learn – but I had to stop studying Ottoman alphabet because of the courses I have in University.
In the near future, I want to be an expert of my own language and want to read some old books without a mistake. I will grow my children with this opinion too and I would like to teach it to them myself. So I should study more.
Since I’m not living in Turkey, It could be hard but I’m not going to stop studying anyway. I suggest every young Turk to do that too! 12 months ago
I want to buy an Interrail Global Pass first and visit the whole Eastern Europe starting from Berlin! 12 months ago
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Visit my website guys! www.acimamgiyerim.com :) 12 months ago
How I did it: My Interrail route was Madrid (by plane) > Milano > Paris > Brussels > Mannheim > Berlin > Amsterdam > Nijmegen (not for travelling) > Dusseldorf Weeze (not for travelling) > Madrid (by plane) Read how I did it… 12 months ago