Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Masters

Today was my first day of reading Masters of Economics at University of Malaya, and last Friday, 5 September 2014 was the third anniversary of me working in this company. I will be 25 years old this year and still have a long way ahead of me. 

So basically for this postgraduate degree, I will have to finish ten modules within two and a half years. The university allows the students to take a minimum of two semesters (one year) and a maximum of eight semesters (four years). I have decided to only take two modules each semester, to ensure that I won't be bogged down by everything that's falling on my shoulders. 

For the first semester, I had decided to take Advanced Macroeconomics and Advanced Microeconomics. The class today was on microeconomics while the one on Wednesdays will be on macroeconomics. 

It had been more than three years since I left Warwick University, and truth be told, I don't quite remember much of being taught there. I didn't take any dedicated microeconomics module there, and the first class today was a little overwhelming. Mostly the microeconomics module will be revolving around differentiation, differential equation, the application of calculus in microeconomics theory etc.  

I didn't have much problems in doing calculus for SPM and A Levels, so I think I have got a good foundation on that. Nonetheless, I still have some fears towards too many alphabets in mathematical expressions. I failed eight mathematics/statistics modules in my first two years, and I think the fear was mostly the reason. 

Previously, when I saw too many alphabets (x, y, z, α, β, γ, δ, ε, λ etc), my mind immediately went into crisis-mode. I was afraid of them, I thought that it would be impossible for me to easily understand them. 

Let's hope it's no longer the case this time around. Yosh! Ganbatte! 

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