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Adrian Ţrumpeş Forum Mod

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#1 6 years ago

I start school tomorrow :D

I'm starting out at the local technical school and getting my gen ed courses out of the way, so then I can hopefully transfer to UGA. It's a lot cheaper that way, especially considering I got a pretty gracious financial aid package this semester (I get to go for free :D)

This summer I'm taking History in the morning, English after noon, and finally College Algebra to finish the day :p

I'll most likely be a bit too busy procrastinating doing all the work and assignments, so if I'm not as active, you'll know why! :smokin:


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Flash525

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#2 6 years ago

..... ... .

School?

I first went to School when I was, what, four or five years old? I have to ask, but how old age you exactly? I've heard kids are more intelligent this past generation, but this is taking the biscuit. :Puzzled:

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#3 6 years ago
computernerd;5640996I'll most likely be a bit too busy procrastinating doing all the work and assignments, so if I'm not as active, you'll know why! :smokin:

You're probably one of the many who tend to procrastinate their work do all assignments. I'm without a doubt one of them.

It's roughly 4 weeks before the end of this semester, and I still need to finish Cisco Certified Network Administration (CCNA), Oracle Database, Microsoft Certified Professional exams (2) and Dutch...

Sigh.


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Adrian Ţrumpeş Forum Mod

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#4 6 years ago

Update: I'm done with my first two college classes. They were of course the introductory classes, so there wasn't a whole lot of assignments other than some readings and memorizations. I'm currently across the street at the local library because I have three more hours until Math class starts, and I've already read three chapters ahead in the history book xP

So far, it's pretty enjoyable. The instructors are nice and they seem to know their stuff, and most of the students seem to take things seriously. All in all, it's neat, but I can't wait for next year when I transfer.

I also still don't know exactly what I want to major in, but I'm starting to get an idea of what to expect, as far as classes and course advising.

That's all for today; I'll be on for the next hour and a half or so, so in the mean time, the first round is on me!


"I'd shush her zephyr." ~ Zephyr.



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#5 6 years ago

Good luck dude!

You said you're getting to know what to expect with course advising... Errr, no offense ye prolly not yet. In 5 years of Uni I've still not figured out the advisers. Thing is, a small few of them are really exceptional and truly care about the student. Aside from those few, the rest just do it for money. Most of them are uninformed and give false information, so take EVERYTHING they say with a big grain of turbosalt. I've been screwed by advisers twice back when I was less experienced. I have been shoved into 2 classes I didn't even need because of 2 shitty advisers and my ability to graduate on time was killed by them. Eventually I just started doing my own advising.

Not saying all advisers are bad, but yeah. Most of them are. Hahahaha. GOOD LUCK!!!!




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#6 6 years ago

Well, I wouldn't be ready to blame advisor's for putting you in a class you didn't need.

Why didn't you need it? Are you sure there wasn't some benefit you missed out on?

There are many students who think they don't need a class when they actually do. They can bluff their way through job interviews, and life easily enough. However when they get the job they realize they don't actually know the difference between a monitor, and a computer, or between Word and Excel, or between a heart, and a liver. Because of these students, it is difficult to guage how much an apparently capable student knows, and really doesn't know. Putting them in a class like this also gives the student an opportunity to prove their aptitude.

Furthermore, an extra class can raise a GPA, or add a good level of diversity to an individual. Certain classes could actually beef up a resume, even if you don't think they are needed.

It could expand one's network, if that advisor thought you could find profitable/productive contacts within the "unneeded" class. Even graduating later, or "at the right time" could allow them more time to find you a job worth your abilities, or waiting until potential employer's are actually looking at candidates. Graduating at a different time could set you apart from the crowd, making it easier to point you out to an employer.

Then they do want to keep money flowing into the school, which means getting you to continue taking classes. They could also be trying to make their pet student look good, and prevent you from taking away their thunder.

Who knows, but don't write off an extra class as useless, it is extra knowledge, and extra skills that can be put to use later.




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#7 6 years ago

In my experience, advisers were just the monkey operating the computer. Maybe they knew what they were doing or maybe they didn't. But you'd be a fool to trust that they did. I've seen people get really badly screwed by following their advice.

Familiarise yourself with your school/department's regulations, check your department's course guide. Don't trust a word that comes out of their mouths you can't verify.




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#8 6 years ago

I have to say if you are listening to engineering/math advisers they screw you pretty bad by taking all kinds of crazy shit that has nothing to do with your major, or expect you to take classes that aren't right for you either. Had to take some advanced Cal stuff without even taking pre-cal or cal 1. Needless to say my GPA is still trying to recover Liberal arts and science advisers aren't too bad though since they more or less know whats going on.




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#9 6 years ago

Didn't you used to go by HfxRebel or something? The guy that was studying robotics and was about to go into the Marines? Maybe I have you confused with someone else.




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#10 6 years ago
>Omen<;5641669Didn't you used to go by HfxRebel or something? The guy that was studying robotics and was about to go into the Marines? Maybe I have you confused with someone else.

Hfx-Rebel is still Hfx-Rebel. Kilobyte used to be Monster_user, if that's the person you mean.

Computernerd was always our computernerd. Well, as far as I know.


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