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Daily Activity Perfect Paragraph

Submitted by bkrislov on Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:40

Organized periods of my day:
Organization, maintenance and prep period
Active day period
Evening recreational and free time period

 

Active Day Period:
At 11:20 I left via bicycle to the IBS building to arrive for an 11:30 AM Organic Chemistry class. The class went until 12:45 PM, and was composed of in class questions and lecturing. From 12:45-1PM I rode my bike to get a cup of tea and then travel to a 1 PM JPN preforming arts class. The class lasted until 2:15 PM, and afterwards I took a short walk with a classmate to listen to his plan proposals for starting a new club that helps pre-med students find work abroad. This meeting took about 30 minutes, until aproximately 2:45 where I began traveling via bike to downtown Amherst to meet up with my MCAT prep study group. The group dissolved around 4 PM and I traveled back onto campus for dinner and socialization.

Day Analysis

Submitted by bkrislov on Fri, 09/13/2019 - 15:38

Organizational and prepartion period:
At 9:30 AM I awoke to my alarm, turned it off and began  PT (physical therapy) exercises for my achiles tendon and then some light full body stretching for about 15 minutes. At aproximately 9:45 AM I entered the shower, and spent about 15 minutes cleaning myself and brushing my teeth. By 10 AM I was getting dressed and organizing my closet. Until 11 AM there was free time which I utilized by getting some reading done for one of my classes (JPN 226) and then receiving a phone call from my brother about the logistics of traveling to see each other this weekend. That lasted from roughly 10:40-10:55 AM. After 11AM I began assembling the items I would need for my two classes and filling my bag with them.  At 11:10 AM I left my apartment building to do maintenance work on my bicycle, adding air to the tires and greasing the chain.

Active Day Period:
At 11:20 I left via bicycle to the IBS building to arrive for an 11:30 AM Organic Chemistry class. The class went until 12:45 PM, and was composed of in class questions and lecturing. From 12:45-1PM I rode my bike to get a cup of tea and then travel to a 1 PM JPN preforming arts class. The class lasted until 2:15 PM, and afterwards I took a short walk with a classmate to listen to his plan proposals for starting a new club that helps pre-med students find work abroad. This meeting took about 30 minutes, until aproximately 2:45 where I began traveling via bike to downtown Amherst to meet up with my MCAT prep study group. The group dissolved around 4 PM and I traveled back onto campus for dinner and socialization.

Evening Free Time and Recreation:
At 5 PM I met at the Hampshire dining common with a friend for dinner. Social topics and sports topics were discussed over dinner until aproximately 6 PM. Once this was over I returned to North D to change clothes, and head to the gym. I swam in the pool for about 30 minutes, before working out for another hour after that until 8 PM when the gymnasium closed. After this, I returned to North D and showered off the chlorine form the pool. The remaining hours of the day were spent in recreation with roommates, watching a movie and discussing current events. I would estimate that the time of sleep began at roughly midnight.

PP Leaf Observation (9/6)

Submitted by bkrislov on Fri, 09/06/2019 - 15:25

The object given was a piece of plant matter approximately 5.6 cm in length. It has a small red stem which extends straight. It is covered in short white hairs that present as a small fuzz. After 2cm it branches out in 3 directions. The stem then loses its color and becomes a brownish central support for a trio of leaves which are in forked out at 90 degree angles from each other. The leaves and the stem form a cross pattern when viewed from the front. The twin side leaves are diamond shaped with rounded points on the sides, while the top leaf is more of a fan shape. It extends from a V shape and then ends with an uneven bumpy-edged pattern. The center leaflet is slightly longer than the others at 3.3 cm, while the smaller side leaflets are 2.2 and 2.3 cm. Each is about the same width ranging from 1.9-2.1 cm. Overall it is very thin, with the stem being roughly a millimeter thick and the leaves around ½ mm. Most likely the three leaves are leaflets, and this stem is one leaf off of a larger plant. The front face of the leaves are a dark waxy green, and the backside is pale and light colored.

BK First Draft (9/6) Leaf Analysis

Submitted by bkrislov on Fri, 09/06/2019 - 14:56

Draft Notes on item:
Red, straight stem.
Three leaves branching off of the stem.
All of the leaves protrude at 90 degree angles from each other, forming a cross pattern with the stem as the bottom.
The leaves on the sides  are roughly diamond in shape.
The center leaf has a V shape extending up from the stem, but at the top it is more bumpy and rounded.
Overall the leaves are somewhat vertically symmetrical but are not perfect.
The underside is pale green, while the top side of the leaves is more waxy and dark.
There is bruising or discoloration in the leaves that have turned a dark cherry in color.
The “veins” of the leaf branch off all the way to the outside of the green, extending from a central supportive structure that originates at the end of the red stem.
It has a mild smell of sap. 

The leave structure is fairly spry, it is spring and rebounds from being folded but folds rather easily along the stem lines.

Small hairs on the edge of the stem make a white fuzz.

 

The object given was a piece of plant matter presumably pried from a branch. It has a small red stem which extends straight from the breaking point. After 2cm it branches out in 3 directions. The stem then loses its color and becomes a brownish central support for a trio of leaves which are in forked out at 90 degree angles from each other. The leaves and the stem form a cross pattern when viewed from the front. The twin side leaves are diamond shaped with rounded points on the sides, while the top leaf is more of a fan shape. It extends from a V shape and then ends with an uneven bumpy-edged pattern. The center leaflet is slightly longer than the others at 3.3 cm, while the smaller side leaflets are 2.2 and 2.3 cm. Each is about the same width ranging from 1.9-2.1 cm. Overall it is very thin, with the stem being roughly a millimeter thick and the leaves around ½ mm. Most likely the three leaves are leaflets, and this stem is one leaf off of a larger plant. 

 

The red bruising on the leaves has a snakelike pattern that looks as if someone was drawing a body of water on a map. There is a dark area of concentrated discoloration and a trailing serpentine tail that follows it around the veins of the leaf. The bruising is much more visible and dark on the front, waxy dark green side of the leaf and more muted on the pale underside. The bruising does not appear to have affected structural damage, when pulled upon the leaf broke along the veins on the unbruised side, so it is perhaps only damage to the chlorophyll and not the structural cells that hold the leaf together.  It looks as if the damage occurs on the top side and the areas where you can see it are almost like ink staining through cloth on one side and just barely visible on the other. The plant has a distinct smell, though it is not pungent or foul. 

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