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My name is Amnie Ashour and I am a Biomedical Sciences major. This coming fall will be the start of my second year at UCF. I graduated from Olympia High School which is right here in Orlando, Florida. So far my favorite classes have been Statistical Methods 1 and the Enjoyment of Music. Enjoyment of Music (MUL 2010) was a great gen‐ed class to take because it was set up like an art history class but focused on the musical side of things ‐‐ we were constantly listening to beautiful music and it was very relaxing class. But heads up! I took it with Dr. Potter over the summer and I think that's what truly made that class worth it! He's actually a vocals professor but he made our class his priority and really put in the effort to help the students that were not musically inclined (Like myself, haha.) My favorite professor at UCF ‐ and I recommend him to everyone and anyone who hasn't taken STA 2023 yet ‐ is Dr. Jim Schott. I had this class is at 8:30 AM and I'll tell you what, it's not hard to stay awake if he's talking. He lectures in a way that keeps you engaged all the while constantly asking questions to move the key concepts along. EXCEL is a program that I have come to really appreciate. You meet some absolutely great people that have the same major and interests as you, next thing you know you're all taking classes together and planning schedules together. It helps you feel like you're a part of a community and belong at UCF. Those kind of relationships, I believe, are essential for incoming freshmen ‐‐ especially when you're a freshman at a university as large as ours. Outside of school, I love to go out, watch the latest movies, and hang with friends (new and old). I enjoy console and handheld video games as well a little PC gaming in large skype calls. My relaxing hobbies are digital and traditional painting(mostly landscapes) as well as sketching figure drawings. If you ever want to see my artwork just ask I'll be more than happy to show you my portfolio. Please don't beat yourself up, you're only human. Humans are bound to make mistakes but we are also, most definitely, always, surely, bound to improve.