Adam Goor

A typical Thursday for Adam Goor, second-year Chemistry student.

Adam Goor

TimeActivity
7:00amGet up bright and early to beat the school-time traffic to uni.
8:00amArrive at Curtin, but walk across the road to Clontarf Aboriginal College to help out with the Literacy Buddies program with Curtin Volunteers.
9:00amHead to the Vegie Patch (outside the Liz Jolley Lecture Theatre) to grab myself a ham and cheese croissant and some OJ: breakfast of champions. Have a quick lie-down in the sun on the grass at Henderson Court and listen to some music.
10:00amMeet up with Jim at the Library to help him out with his Chemistry tutorial questions. Makes me feel slightly less dumb when I can teach someone else a thing or two about chem!
11:00amWhile I'm at the library I might as well get my daily Facebook update out of the way … "Adam Goor is at the library. I miss my bed"
12:00pmHead to the Main Café and catch up with some mates for lunch. The 'Guild Special' for Thursday is curry and rice, for $4 how could you go wrong!?
1:00pmIt's a bit of a trek from the Main Café all the way down to the new Chemistry Precinct so I have to leave a good 20 minutes before my lab to make sure I get there in time. I pick up my lab coat and safety glasses on my way.
2:00pmThree hour lab … Not as daunting as it may seem at first though. Today we're testing the physical and chemical properties of common cations, which means doing some pretty cool tests.
3:00pmWe get to test their flame colours! Blue, orange, yellow, green, pink, red … and mix them into extremely strong acids and bases - the sort of stuff that could pretty much make your hand disappear!
4:00pmWrite up a lab report full of graphs and tables of results. Fingers crossed for a decent mark to top off three hours of hard work.
5:00pmHead home for a quick bite to eat - steak and mash. It's times like these I love my Mum and her amazing cooking!
6:00pm - 12:00amWork at Hoyts in the projection room (sneak in a bit of study between sessions!).
12:00amFinish up at midnight before heading home, hitting the sack and getting up for my 8am Statistics lecture!

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