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Psychology is for seniors

October 15, 2014

Aribeth Baiza and Eduardo Compean study during a non-class day for their Psychology class.

The Magnet Tribune: Esmeralda Martinez

Aribeth Baiza and Eduardo Compean study during a non-class day for their Psychology class.

Some students in dual enrollment are taking Psychology 2301, which is the study of how the mind works.

“Students study different ways on how the mind works,” David Blumberg, CTE instructor and supervisor of the Psychology dual enrollment class, said.

He said he makes sure that the students are paying attention to the professor during class time, and to help with assignments on days there is no class.

Students board the bus at VMT and get taken to Laredo Community College, where their class is located.

It is a great opportunity to experience a college class.”

— Eliza Elizondo

One of the requirements for this class is to be a senior, he said.

“Students should study psychology to help themselves and others on how their mind works,” Blumberg said.

Blumberg said all of the students had passed their first quiz in late September.

Senior William Rodriguez said that he enjoys learning Psychology.

“It is very interesting, and I get a lot from it,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said that he had gone through various types of psychology early in the semester, such as memory, how the brain is able to process information, and life span, on how people change over the years.

“The class itself is not hard, but we do have to turn in our assignments online. We have to just make sure we stick to the deadlines, and that we do our work on time or else it won’t get graded and our professor won’t see it,” Rodriguez said.

Rodriguez said that the college teacher differs from the high school teacher because the college professor, Dr. Laura Cruz Garza, lectures better and that he and his classmates interact more with (the professor) than they would do with a high school teacher.

Rodriguez recommends the class to anyone that is in dual enrollment due to the fact that it is a fun and interesting class.

Senior Eliza Elizondo also goes to the same class as Rodriguez. Elizondo says she enjoys the class.

“It is a great opportunity to experience a college class,” Elizondo said.

Elizondo said that the class will help her with college experience, for her to get ahead in college.

Elizondo had said that the only difference between dual enrollment and regular classes is that students have to read more, and the majority of their grade comes from tests.

“Professors in college expect you to be more responsible. They don’t push you around to do an assignment. It’s your choice if you want to do it or not,” Elizondo said.

Elizondo is happy to be in dual enrollment.

“It makes me feel more free and (I go) more at my own pace, and I look forward to that later on,” Elizondo said.

(Staff writer Esmeralda Martinez contributed to this story.)

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