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Hi I'm Katie, I am a junior at Butler. I am a Strategic Communication major with a focus in Public Relations. I love being involved in campus and hold positions in College Mentors for Kids and Dawg Pound. I am also a Butler Student Ambassador, Morton Finney Scholar, and a member of Pi Beta Phi. I am huge Indy sports fan! Currently I am studying abroad in Sydney Australia!

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Don’t Listen To Stereotypes

As many of you might know from my previous blogs I am half Japanese and half Caucasian. Do not let me being Japanese fool you. Stereotypes that usually go along with me being half Japanese are: I’m smart, really good at math and science, and probably know every Asian person or am somehow related to them.

The truth of the matter is I am not like that at all! I am terrible at both math and science. I am smart, but it’s not just from being half Japanese. I’ve always had to try really hard to get the grades that I have, even if that means procrastinating to the very last second. Right now I am in Natural World, which for us is like a science class and Analytical Reasoning, which is math. I have always had trouble in science and math for as long as I can remember!

Since I have been struggling a lot in these classes at Butler, I have gotten a tutor for both my math and science. Thank goodness for those two! They have helped me out so much! At Butler getting a tutor is really easy because we have the Learning Resource Center, which will find a tutor for you! Although you can’t get a tutor if you aren’t going to class, or haven’t done the necessary steps that you can do by yourself first.

I take my first natural world test on Wednesday since having a tutor, so it should be interesting to see how much it really is helping. So far I feel like it has been helping a lot, but I am so grateful that I finally have a tutor and hopefully I can get my grade up before semester is over. Only three weeks left!

3 Responses to Don’t Listen To Stereotypes

  1. Katie says:

    I’m working my butt off to get my grades up, this semester gpa may be a little sad.

  2. Kristen Raves says:

    I LOVE this post. It is something I hear so often. And…I’m with you on the math and science thing. Guess that’s why we’re communications people!

  3. Dear Social Butterfly,

    Time to go to work get your grades back up!

    Your half Japanese? Who Knew?

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