Academics at Big Red

School is hard. But, here at Exeter, I’ve learned as much as I learned in two years in about two terms. The courses I’m taking at Exeter include Math 23X, an accelerated math course, Physics 20P, which is physics for preps, Comp Sci 315, my elective, Spanish 220, my language, English 220, English for preps, Health, which is required for all new lower class men, Prep SPAZ, which is PE for all preps who don’t make a sport, and private piano lessons. The homework load is big, but if you manage your time effectively, you can definitely balance the three S’s, sleep, studying and social life. In all the classes, Harkness is used. Personally, I love Harkness math and English. In math, our curriculum is problem based so we all present one problem and discuss how we solved it, or if there are multiple solutions, we talk about other ways to solve the problem. In English, class is discussion based, usually about a reading or sometimes we read our writing aloud for everyone at the table to assess and help us. Learning at Exeter is very collective and you help your classmates around the table as much as they help you.

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About Kevin

Hey applicants! My name is Kevin Zhen and my hometown is Miami, FL. I’m a four year senior living in Cilley Hall. Back home, I have a sister, two great parents, and a golden retriever back home named Cooper. Since I came to Exeter, I’ve been lucky enough to be a part of a variety of clubs and activities. Currently, I am the President of the Senior Class and the head of two different clubs (ITXC, Exeter's breakdance club, a history club that competes in an annual national competition), as well as the Humor Editor of the Exonian, the school newspaper. In my free time, I also enjoy playing piano and am planning to perform a one-hour senior recital in the spring of this year. I love exploring town and playing C-ball (a sport that combines volleyball with tennis and soccer that only my dorm plays) with my boys. Hometown: Miami, Florida Class: 2016 Favorite Restaurant in Town: Las O Favorite Assembly: Dance Assembly Favorite subject: English