SW: Tell me a little about yourself
CR: I am an athlete (soccer), and am very close to my family. Every Friday we gather at my grandparents’ house, have fun and create new memories together. I am also very passionate about achieving my goal which is to get my doctoral degree (MD).
SW: What is your major?
SW: You already kind of hinted at this, but why did you decide on that major?
CR:Because I want to become an orthopedic doctor.
SW: Why an orthopedic doctor?
CR:Since I am athlete myself, I am always getting injured, and I want to know why I am getting these injuries, I also want to be able to help other athletes on and off the field.
SW: Why did you choose CSUSM?
CR:I chose it because it is close to my family, and if I moved far from my family, I wouldn’t feel like myself.
SW: How do you see GEW helping you in your career?
CR:Language and writing are very important in every career, and I see it being helpful in my career because as a doctor I will be having contact with a variety of patients, therefore, my language and writing need to be professional.
SW: What has been your favorite lesson in GEW?
CR:Right now we are writing about an article and looking at rhetorical strategies to determine if an article is effective and I really enjoyed that since I have never done that before.
SW: What do you like about writing?
CR:I enjoy it because I get to state my opinion. At first I wasn’t very confident with my writing because I wasn’t as strong when it came to formatting, but after working with Professor Wales and my peers, my confidence has been boosted. I also just love how she teaches.
SW: What is one piece of advice you would give a future student?
CR:Start writing an outline and your essay a week, or two, before it is due. IF you do it late, or the day it is due, you will not get the grade you want. Also, always have someone critique it.
SW:Anything else you want to mention?
CR:I really love this school because everyone is so nice and welcoming. All the professors are great because they are not just teaching from a book; they open it up to the whole class and it is more of a conversation. I really enjoy that.