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post #101 of 140
My books for two classes were 250 dollars! Just for two classes. They haven't even arrived yet and school starts Wed. It's making me really nervous. I have almost three chapter that have to get read next week and my husband leaves Wed for Hokkaido for a week. (Awesome powder up there...we snowboard and I am jealous!) Anyways, I really hope they arrive soon. So I think I've counted, what, 3 of us taking German this semester? interessant!

Vanessa
post #102 of 140
Must get away from computer........being sucked into a debate on another thread on MDC......should be studying search and seizure laws......must resist..oohh....another post on the thread.....gotta go see.
post #103 of 140
Ok, so what if you have issues? Yesterday in Geo lab my partner (for the semester?) did nothing but complain about how stupid all of our assignments were. Seriously, the boy was a spitting image of Ryan Phillippe (spelling?) but nothing but negativity came out of his mouth. Geology is my major and I really enjoyed our labs yesterday - so, can I switch lab partners? There are an even number of students in my class so there isn't anyone else that I can partner with but this guy is really gonna irritate me.

Sooo, any suggestions?

Math homework 100% - yeahhhhhhh!!!!!!! I remember how to play with fractions!!!!



I hope that everyone is having a wonderful week!
post #104 of 140
My exit exam went well, I think. The first half, we had 8 stations - patient history, physical exam and diagnosis. I ran out of time at one of the exam stations. I know that I missed a couple of the questions that I should have asked, but it's really hard to keep asking questions when the first 10 sentences out of the patients mouth essentially tell you what you need for diagnosis. The second half was radiology - 10 stations, 20 questions with 2 answers per question... I think I missed maybe 4.

I'm really excited - only 143 days until graduation... I've met the radiology and case type requirements. I need 5 more physicals (2 are scheduled for Friday AM, 2 more in February, and I have a patient in need of a re-exam in 3 weeks). I need about 75 more patient visits to finish up... I'm keeping 25 of the patient visits for after Feb 9, when they will count for my 10th tri requirements. I have 5 finals this trimester between Feb 5 and 13. Then no more exams until Part IV national boards in May.

Justice2: Congrats on the math grade. WRT the lab situation, I would talk to your lab instructor privately and express your concerns. I hope that he/she is willing to help. (FTR, I had a problem with a physics lab partner deliberately shorting out the battery we were working with and causing me to get some nasty burns and had to stay with her for the rest of the semester : ) Good luck!

Good luck to everyone else on the papers... I still have one to get done before Friday morning. : and I'm :
post #105 of 140
My class starts tonight and my books finally arrived last night. I was getting really worried. I read 1 1/2 chapter of marine biology last night and today I am going to tackle the last bit plus a bit of German. I already have the course schedule and if I can stay ahead of the class (reading and studying-wise) I will be happy.

I have to give up being a girl scout leader . I love it so much, but I'm 19w 5d right now and my sciatic pain is excrutiating most days. I'm going on a self regulated semi bedrest thing to minimize the pain. It's so hard being a student/SAHM/pregnant woman/mommyto my spunk 3 year old DD and not being able to walk properly most days.

At least my DD brings me my cane bak when she run off with it!
post #106 of 140
WOW! Good luck Jennifer!!!!! Thanks for the advice on the irritating lab partner.

Vanessa - I hope that you feel better soon. You are amazing. That is a great deal of 'stuff' to take on!!!

We have Geo lecture Tues and Thurs and lab on Mon. So, yesterday in class I look behind me to look out the window and my irritating lab partner was sleeping. SLEEPING. Sheesh. I love this subject and learning in general and cannot imagine sleeping through a class. He was the 2nd person that I saw napping. One guy (in the first row of all places) slept through Math. No wonder he placed in a remedial math. Atleast I have a lack of math for 12 years as an excuse!

So, who was the lucky girl that had her first day of Intro to American Government on the same day as the State of the Union Address? Seriously, when that Prof said "take notes on the address and rebuttal" I wanted to shove an ice pick in my eye.

But my favorite part of the day BY FAR was after Intro to Am. Gov. We were all gathering our books and stuff and these two older guys (probably my age, 31, not your typical 18 year old freshman) were having a conversation amongst themselves. Well, I overheard the one guy say "I am so tired of wasteful government spending" - yeah, ok, I can agree with that - then the other guy says "I know. They spend so much money on stupid sh@t, like Africa". I swear. I thought "are you freaking kidding me". I wanted to say something soooooooo bad.


SAVE ME FROM IDIOTS PLEASE
post #107 of 140


I really dislike this instructor......I have her online this time (online one other time and in-class once).

We have a book we are reading for a 6-8 page paper due on March 2. No problem except she comes on Monday and tells us we need to send in an outline. She gave us questions to answer for the outline. I have just now got to the first chapter. I was saving it for later cause I had plenty of time. Most of the others in class haven't finished either. So, we ask how to do the outline if we are still reading. Her response......you can just guess. You are allowed to change it later.

So we get to make up the answers (one person asked this) and she says no you make educated guesses. How exactly does a person make an educated guess on a book they have never read? Her response......just skim the chapter and see what jumps out at you.:
post #108 of 140
[QUOTE=Oregonicmama;6990707]hi mamas!

I am going to the local community college here in Eugene, OR.

I am in Portland Or! Go school!
post #109 of 140
Laptops? WHat is your "dream machine" in terms of portability, value for price, features, etc? I'm looking hard right now and can't decide between forking over for a Macbook or looking somewhere a little cheaper. I do get a student discount which makes the machines pretty close in price. The only brand I will not consider would be a Dell, I know many people happy with their older machines but I have yet to find anyone liking the newer models.

It looks like I'll be ordering my textbooks in the next couple days. Amazon will save me close to $100!

Hope everyone is having a good week. I was honored to sit in for a bit on the local taping of Bridging the Racial Divide. I can't wait to see it on air! I had to leave early because I had a meeting but even the little I saw was an enlightening experience.
post #110 of 140
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I really dislike this instructor......I have her online this time (online one other time and in-class once).

We have a book we are reading for a 6-8 page paper due on March 2. No problem except she comes on Monday and tells us we need to send in an outline. She gave us questions to answer for the outline. I have just now got to the first chapter. I was saving it for later cause I had plenty of time. Most of the others in class haven't finished either. So, we ask how to do the outline if we are still reading. Her response......you can just guess. You are allowed to change it later.

So we get to make up the answers (one person asked this) and she says no you make educated guesses. How exactly does a person make an educated guess on a book they have never read? Her response......just skim the chapter and see what jumps out at you.:
Oh brother. I hate making an outline. I generally wait until I have completed an essay or report to do the outline. She sounds freakishly freakish.
post #111 of 140
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Laptops? WHat is your "dream machine" in terms of portability, value for price, features, etc? I'm looking hard right now and can't decide between forking over for a Macbook or looking somewhere a little cheaper. I do get a student discount which makes the machines pretty close in price. The only brand I will not consider would be a Dell, I know many people happy with their older machines but I have yet to find anyone liking the newer models.

It looks like I'll be ordering my textbooks in the next couple days. Amazon will save me close to $100!

Hope everyone is having a good week. I was honored to sit in for a bit on the local taping of Bridging the Racial Divide. I can't wait to see it on air! I had to leave early because I had a meeting but even the little I saw was an enlightening experience.
I have a Compaq Presario and LOVe it. It's on the lower end in price (650 I think) and I have not had an ounce of trouble with it. In fact (and don't tell DH) mine is faster than his Gateway (h denies it though) and his was around a thousand dollars.

Mine is lightweight, pretty thin, the screen is large but not bulky and the keyboard is perfect if you have larger hands and fingers like I do.

HTH.

Sorry I have been MIA. I've been pumping out homework and as y'all can see the list is completely done! Yeah! Kailey has been sick with a stomache virus since early Monday morning and I have been home with her. YEAH though she is feeling better and my sore throat is nearly gone!

I'm actually all caught up on studies and man it feels great! I've even had classmates e-mailing me assignments during the days I've been absent. I could so do Independant Study

I hope you all are doing well in your studies and at home.

Oh, my advisor sent me my graduation report and I have 14 more course then I am done! Well, done with classes then I just have student teaching and seminar.

Mark started teaching on Monday and I am so freakin jealous, he says he loves it, and he doesn't just say, "yeah I love it." But he says it with a sigh and gets all starry-eyed. The big old jerk

Ok, time to get ready for work (one more week and I am done!) Oh and Mark gets paid on Tuesday and its a FULL paycheck! WOOHOO!
post #112 of 140
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Originally Posted by Houdini View Post


I really dislike this instructor......I have her online this time (online one other time and in-class once).

We have a book we are reading for a 6-8 page paper due on March 2. No problem except she comes on Monday and tells us we need to send in an outline. She gave us questions to answer for the outline. I have just now got to the first chapter. I was saving it for later cause I had plenty of time. Most of the others in class haven't finished either. So, we ask how to do the outline if we are still reading. Her response......you can just guess. You are allowed to change it later.

So we get to make up the answers (one person asked this) and she says no you make educated guesses. How exactly does a person make an educated guess on a book they have never read? Her response......just skim the chapter and see what jumps out at you.:
Man, that would be irritating! I am sorry that you have to guess your way through this class.


Tusagi - Welcome!!

MamaChel - I don't have a laptop, but I have been told that Apple is a better machine. My English prof had one (as did her phd student daughter) and she could not say enough about them.

Theresa - WoooHooo for full paychecks!!!!! Congrats on getting all caught up on your work!


My hand feels like it's going to fall off. I have always been a note taker, as it helps me to remember the material when it comes to quiz/test time. So for the past couple of days I have taken notes on The State of the Union Address (oh sweet goddess that was FUN), Chapter 1 in my Intro to Gvt. class, Chapters 1 and 21 in my Earth Science class and notes for my math class. I feel like one of those Motrin commercials. First I organized my house so I could start school on a clean slate and I got a pain reliever for my headach, then I started taking notes and I got a pain reliever for my hand and shoulder.....

Well, I have a math quiz today - the coolest thing - and don't laugh because I have never taken a college class and had NO IDEA. Not only do I get to use my calculator but I also get a 3 x 5 index card cheat sheet....how do people fail these tests?????
post #113 of 140
I never got to use a cheat sheet during a math test, no fair!!!
post #114 of 140
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Not only do I get to use my calculator but I also get a 3 x 5 index card cheat sheet....how do people fail these tests?????
They don't prepare.

This semester we have a very tough instructor for one of our classes, we know this because we had her last semester. *I* was worried when she handed out a study guide for the midterm on day one with the page numbers on it. We're now done with week three and over half the class hasn't even read the chapters! I have a few questions re: the study guide and nobody to ask b/c nobody has read. It's frustrating.

here is the website for the conference I'm going to: http://www.globaljusticenow.org/conference/index.php

I am so very excited!
post #115 of 140

I guess I can intro myself

Hi to all,

I am new to the boards but would like to use to introduce myself. I am Angie, a graduate student of Sociology, Portland State University. My DH works at home and homeschools our 8 year old son Kel.

My Grad asst. duties include TAing the Chicano/Latino Studies classes at the college, event coordination and the such. My research (and eventual thesis paper) looks at the integration of immigrant women to non-traditional migration locales. I am also looking at the increase of "transnational mothers" (moms who come work to the U.S. while their kids stay in the country of origin) and their lived experiences.
So far, I am trying to stay ahead in my reading but it is proving difficult.

Hope to get to know you all.
post #116 of 140
Anyone doing distant education?

I'm really thinking of applying to WSU for the BA in Humanities. I had planned on trying to get into UW, but we pulled the boys out of school again. I'm going to take a break from school for the next few quarters.

But, I'm thinking this might be a nice way to stretch my education out for a few more years without having to disrupt our lives. My oldest is Aspergers and he really needs some reconnecting.
post #117 of 140
Wow! This thread needs to be brought back to life. How is everyone doing? So far so good here. I really thought I was going to suck at Math but the opposite is true and I am loving that class! I missed Geo lab on Monday because my baby boy was sick and then Boue took Tuesday off work so that I wouldn't miss anymore classes. I get to make the lab up today so I didn't get very far behind!

I hope everyone else is having a great week!!
post #118 of 140
I had a huge test on Wednesday in Statistics. I don't even want to guess how I did. He said to email him on Fri/Sat for our test score. I have not studied for a test that much in a long time. I met a couple friends from the class on Tuesday evening for two hours to study. I went to the university with my five year (had to bribe him with Doritos, M&M's and chocolate milk) to study for another two hours before the test.

My other two classes are going good. No big problems or stress.

On a cool note -- My oldest son and my daughter (5th and 4th grade) participated in their first spelling bee. They made it to the third round before elimination.
post #119 of 140
I just started back this semester from having my DD in the summer, so I skipped the fall semester. I am finishing my B.A. in Elementary Education. Right now i'm attending Central Texas College and Tarleton University. My classes started on the 8th and the 16th of January and run till May.
post #120 of 140
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HI mamas!
Things are steadily improving on my end. Wednesday was great day! We took a pretest in German and I rocked it! I totally have my verbs down!

All my classes went well really. We had a great discussion about Thomas More, diagrammed sentences and I had a blast doing that, and the german pretest and then came home and had a nice evening with DH (read: we DID it) and enjoyed hanging out with Kailey.

Today I went in to work at 6:30 as usual and it started snowing. Kailey and I are home now. All of Richmond County is closed. But check this: UNCP IS ON REGULAR CLASS SCHEDULES! The dorks. So if I ned up having to go to my 2 pm class we have a regular sitter who doesn't have classes today and she going to come and hang with Kailey until this evening.
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