A one year period as kenkyuusei(researcher) was finished.
And the master course was starting from this April for the next 2 years..
Yeah, it’s the real mad hectic came to the town.. 😛
This time, I want to point out some interesting things about the academic system here.
A student is deemed to have completed the master course as he/she is required to earn 30 credits at minimum. Initially, students are given the curriculum syllabus of the courses in the summer semester in the graduate school/department but students are eligible/freely to enroll the courses conducted by other graduate school within the university as well.
As for the enrollment of the courses itself, it is an online-system.
It has the information of the courses syllabus, but unfortunately not all of them. So in this point, we should go directly to the graduate school to find out more about the course objectives, syllabus and et cetera..
Sometimes even the objectives and syllabus of the course are written, it’s probably not sufficient enough, thus here comes the interesting points : we’re given chance to attend the class in the first week to have the “trial lesson”. The fixed course enrollment will be closed by system in a week time.
But I heard from senpai(senior), in case in the mid of the course, we give up the class, it won’t affect the grading system like E or fail in the transcript. (Correct me if I have wrong remark here).
As for this semester, I take 13 credits, which grading method is widely differ. Usually the senpai prefer the writing report grading system. As my first time enrollment, I have two courses required to write report and do the presentation. *nervous*
These 13 credits require me to travel to two campuses which really give me quite a long hours spending for the way to go here and there. Yeah, in the morning, I should rush to the station. Even it’s stated 15 minutes walk from dormitory(supposed to be Japanese walking style – read : fast), but I spend 10 minutes.. Then besides doing the norikae(transfer train), after arriving to the destination station, still, I should rush or run to reach the campus which doesn’t mean that I’m relieved – one step away to the class.. as I have to walk quite much inside the campus area to attend the class.. Maybe it’s hardly to imagine, but what I can only say since my staying in new dorm and the start of the master course, my life is full of rushing and running almost all the time. -_-;;
As I spend too much time in travelling, most of the time I want to kill the time reading in the train instead of doing nothing, but I become too exhausted due to the excessive of running all the way. ha ha..
Behind the tight schedule, there’s consideration of pressing myself in the 1st year, and I’ll be more relax in the next remaining 1 year. (Like in Indonesian : bersusah2 dahulu, bersenang2 kemudian).
Anyway, no idea if I made the right way and if it can work well or not.
What I’m doing now in these 2 weeks are trying to comprehend the explanation in Japanese.
To understand the content of the course itself has been a tough work, moreover other extra work to understand the Japanese as the courses are conducted in Japanese is advantageous. So far, I utilize the voice recorder, but still it’s not the real effective way.
Umm, well.. beside those 13 credits, I enroll for the Japanese classes(General Course Level 4, Writing and Reading, in total 4 times in a week) + 2 times as Teaching Assistant..
Hope I can pass this semester smoothly. Yosh ganbarimasu!