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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2010, 12:08:26 PM »
Only had one real final this semester, for Algorithms. Don't think I did great on it, but I've done well enough on the other stuff that it shouldn't be too much of a problem.

My second class had no final (only thing we had to do for that class was three programming projects, which were all due on the last day of class - everyone was really busy the last couple of weeks of classes since most people had procrastinated :P)

My third class we just had to give a presentation last Monday and turn in our final project by tomorrow, which is what I'm currently working on finishing up so I can be done! :D

Good luck to everyone who still has exams! :D

I'll need all the luck I can get for my exam tomorrow. I'm expecting an F... My chances aren't looking so hot right now.
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2010, 01:38:02 PM »
Good luck! What subject is it?

I have two exams left, on Tuesday morning. One at 8 am and one at 10 am One of them I have a lot of reading to do. But i'm here putting it off.
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2010, 09:07:22 PM »
My best suggestion for socializing in college is join clubs. Those are how I met most of my best friends from school, the ones I ended up living with and am still friends with to this day. Plus, it's fun to find people who like doing stuff you like do. College takes some adjusting, absolutely, but I cannot recommend this enough for branching out and meeting people and getting involved.

As for myself, I'm actually now, going on nine years after graduating undergrad at Boston College, finally truly contemplating going back. I'm looking into a Masters in PR Program nearby and will probably be applying for the Fall 2011 term. We'll see what happens!

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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2010, 09:21:51 PM »
As for myself, I'm actually now, going on nine years after graduating undergrad at Boston College, finally truly contemplating going back.
I was afraid of this. After all of the stress from 8+ years of game development and two C&Ds, it's finally happened: one of the team members has cracked. ;)

As cool as it would be to have that Masters or Ph.D after my name, I don't think I can go back. I've gotten my Bachelors and I really don't want to write any more college papers, especially not a thesis.
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2010, 09:35:20 PM »
I'm pretty sure this program doesn't require a thesis.... I should check on that though!

The thing I always told myself about grad school was that it wasn't worth going if I didn't really know it was something I wanted, and something where getting a Masters would make a difference career-wise. This is something I'm really interested in--I've been loving doing PR work for TSL!--and I know career-wise it would be great experience as well make a difference on my resume.

Not quite sure yet how I'll manage paying for it, but I'll work on all that if/when I get accepted!

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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2010, 09:38:17 PM »
Yeah, I was just messing with you. If it's something you absolutely love, then yeah, go for it! It's just not for me, I don't think. I have a lot of respect for people who have the gumption to go back to school after being out of it for several years.
So what if I am, huh? Anyways, I work better when I'm drunk. It makes me fearless! If I see a bad guy, I'll just point my sword at him and saaaaaaaaaay, "Hey! Bad guy! You're not s'posed to be here! Go home or I'll stick you with my sword 'til you go, 'Ouch! I'm dead!' Ah-ha-ha!" Ha-ha. *hic* See? Ain't no one gonna be messin' wit' ol', Benny!

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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2010, 11:44:36 PM »
Katie, if you go to PR school, please take some of what you learn there over here. I probably wouldn't do so well studying pr, but who knows. Maybe I will. Right now, I'm trying to sort out my life a bit. I think I made a terrible mistake going into Web Design and Interactive Media, so I may be switching schools entirely to go into writing. That's one of the downsides of my school. We're a media arts school and only have writing classes as part of Gen Ed. No majors or minors in writing. But my most immediate focus is getting my finals out of the way. Once that's done, I can finally begin focusing on other things. And devote my heart and soul to TSL. Why is college such a pain in the butt? Like seriously? I really wish these teachers would slow down with the workload...
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2010, 09:09:10 AM »
I think I made a terrible mistake going into Web Design and Interactive Media, so I may be switching schools entirely to go into writing.
D-D, you might be surprised how many people completely change their minds about their majors (often multple times). Some schools don't even let you officially declare a major until you're a sophomore or junior. I don't believe education is ever a "mistake" - if nothing else, you learn what you don't want to study.

I had some pretty tough finals, but I usually did ok on them. I found the classes in graduate school easier than some of my undergraduate classes. There was one class that I was sure I had failed the final for, but it turned out that they adjusted the scale to account for the class average, and I ended up with an A. The research part of graduate school was much harder for me. I almost decided to quit a few times. Then, when I decided I really did want to continue, my professor told me that I would be leaving with a Master's (or else without one.). :(

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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2010, 11:26:24 AM »
I think I made a terrible mistake going into Web Design and Interactive Media, so I may be switching schools entirely to go into writing.
D-D, you might be surprised how many people completely change their minds about their majors (often multple times). Some schools don't even let you officially declare a major until you're a sophomore or junior. I don't believe education is ever a "mistake" - if nothing else, you learn what you don't want to study.

I had some pretty tough finals, but I usually did ok on them. I found the classes in graduate school easier than some of my undergraduate classes. There was one class that I was sure I had failed the final for, but it turned out that they adjusted the scale to account for the class average, and I ended up with an A. The research part of graduate school was much harder for me. I almost decided to quit a few times. Then, when I decided I really did want to continue, my professor told me that I would be leaving with a Master's (or else without one.). :(

Well, I should know my final grade for my design class soonish, I hope. I'm not expecting much of a positive outcome. Believe it or not, originally I wasn't going to go to college at all. I was prepared to just work in my grocery store full time. But all the managers there told me not to make the same mistake they did. So I'm in college now, in one of the biggest mistakes I've made... I'm hoping to switch to something else down the line, but I'm going to give coding a try and see what will happen.
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2010, 11:45:39 AM »
You can't select "modify" on your posts, DD? Huh, weird. I thought everyone could do that to their own posts at least.

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I can, and I am able to edit other people's posts, but whenever I try to change the title of a thread by modifying the first post in said thread, it never works. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe us lowly mods (Actually, I think I'm the only mod on the forums. Everyone else is a global mod or an admin...) can't change thread titles. I already got a PM from Weldon about it, so I'm hoping he can look into fixing the issue, or just promote me to a global mod (fat chance, I know. I'm barely even on the forums enough to warrant such a promotion. You can blame college for that XD). In any case, let's talk about college! What memories have you from college? What's your current college experience like? Mine is interesting. I have a single dorm, so I'm lucky. I share a bathroom with only two other guys, both of which are very nice. So I don't have to bother being on a floor with like fifty guys. My roommates are just Me Myself and I, and we're a magnificent trio if I do say so myself. The workload is a pain in the butt though...
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #30 on: December 13, 2010, 12:07:26 PM »
You can't select "modify" on your posts, DD? Huh, weird. I thought everyone could do that to their own posts at least.

Yup--I think the University of Phoenix is one/the big reason our website address will never be phoenixonline.com :P

I can, and I am able to edit other people's posts, but whenever I try to change the title of a thread by modifying the first post in said thread, it never works. Maybe I'm doing something wrong, or maybe us lowly mods (Actually, I think I'm the only mod on the forums. Everyone else is a global mod or an admin...) can't change thread titles. I already got a PM from Weldon about it, so I'm hoping he can look into fixing the issue, or just promote me to a global mod (fat chance, I know. I'm barely even on the forums enough to warrant such a promotion. You can blame college for that XD). In any case, let's talk about college! What memories have you from college? What's your current college experience like? Mine is interesting. I have a single dorm, so I'm lucky. I share a bathroom with only two other guys, both of which are very nice. So I don't have to bother being on a floor with like fifty guys. My roommates are just Me Myself and I, and we're a magnificent trio if I do say so myself. The workload is a pain in the butt though...
Isn't there an option to change the name when moving it between boards? :P Then you can move it back later. :)

I believe there is, but I haven't explored that option much. It seems like a lot of work just to do one simple task though... I wish there was simple "change name" option for mods...
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2010, 09:36:34 PM »
My best suggestion for socializing in college is join clubs. Those are how I met most of my best friends from school, the ones I ended up living with and am still friends with to this day. Plus, it's fun to find people who like doing stuff you like do. College takes some adjusting, absolutely, but I cannot recommend this enough for branching out and meeting people and getting involved.

I completely agree with this.  When I was in undergrad, I kept to myself most of the time and didn't go out that much.  It wasn't until my junior year that I started going out more and I still regret that I didn't get into that sooner.  Not a deep regret or anything, but I do feel I missed out.  Because I did.  Parties can be fun, but even if parties aren't your thing, there are clubs, or just hanging out in general.

Personally, I still miss college.  Yeah, the finals and midterms and constant papers were a pain, but I really liked the learning.  I always took as many classes as I could stand, and always took at least one class each semester that was just for fun.  Those were always my favorites, from an entire class on the Canterbury Tales, to a class on Slovak folklore relating to the vampire myth, to the languages of Middle Earth.  Where else do you get that except college?  So naturally I also went right into grad school as soon as I finished undergrad.  Though I pretty much needed a graduate degree to work in my field anyway, so it was just as much out of necessity as out of the fact that I wanted more college.  And now I have my masters and I've been working for three and a half years.  I love my job and you couldn't force me to get a PhD (I hate research so much) but I do miss the learning (and not having to pay on my loans).  I even miss the papers sometimes.  I always rocked at papers.

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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #32 on: December 14, 2010, 02:34:03 PM »
Well, I got one of my finals out of the way. The final itself I think will be in the B range... As for the project, well, that's gonna get a D at best most likely. I pulled it together at the last minute, and didn't do a lot of the things I was supposed to. But the work I did do spares me from getting an F at least. Now I got about two or three more finals to go, and then I'm done with college (until January...)!
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #33 on: December 14, 2010, 09:43:43 PM »
Well, I should know my final grade for my design class soonish, I hope. I'm not expecting much of a positive outcome. Believe it or not, originally I wasn't going to go to college at all. I was prepared to just work in my grocery store full time. But all the managers there told me not to make the same mistake they did. So I'm in college now, in one of the biggest mistakes I've made... I'm hoping to switch to something else down the line, but I'm going to give coding a try and see what will happen.

If you're unsure, my two cents would be to take it slow and take a variety of courses to see what you like. I ended up taking 6.5 years to finally finish my undergraduate degree (finishing this month, actually) because I switched focus three times. In first year I started with all International Studies courses, hated them, so switched to all History courses, and then hated that, too. I then focused on English full time and would have graduated on time (4 years total) with that, but then my university started a joint programme with an art university that would have been my "ideal" programme from the beginning: joint visual arts and creative writing. I didn't mind that it took me a while to figure things out, because I feel like I kept growing as a person through that time. However, I wish I hadn't taken 5 courses a semester that whole time and ended up with so many extra electives. I also think I would have figured things out faster if I'd taken a variety of courses at once just to get a taste.

In any case, I am one assignment away from finishing my BFA--and yet here I am procrastinating anyway! =P Even if you change your mind and have crises along the way, you can still make it out alive and well!


My best suggestion for socializing in college is join clubs. Those are how I met most of my best friends from school, the ones I ended up living with and am still friends with to this day. Plus, it's fun to find people who like doing stuff you like do. College takes some adjusting, absolutely, but I cannot recommend this enough for branching out and meeting people and getting involved.
I completely agree with this.  When I was in undergrad, I kept to myself most of the time and didn't go out that much.  It wasn't until my junior year that I started going out more and I still regret that I didn't get into that sooner.  Not a deep regret or anything, but I do feel I missed out.  Because I did.  Parties can be fun, but even if parties aren't your thing, there are clubs, or just hanging out in general.

I also think clubs are the way to go. Unfortunately, I didn't get really involved in any of the clubs I joined until last year--my second-to-last year in university. The one year I did have in that club, however, was extremely fun and I not only met some new friends, but also got back into hanging out with my old high school friends who joined the club, too. Wish I had had more time to enjoy that club!

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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #34 on: December 15, 2010, 09:02:42 AM »
Yeah - college is a big adjustment from high school, especially if you're living away from home for the first time. It's a lot of work, but there's generally nobody checking up on you to make sure you're keeping up. You have a lot more freedom, and it can be hard to handle if you're not really self-disciplined. Having a job makes it that much more difficult. For me, I think my first quarter was the hardest in that sense. I let myself get too far behind and then had a really hard time catching up at the end.

I wouldn't make any hasty decisions, but I agree with Michelle. Take some time to explore your interests. There are a lot of classes I wish I had taken (especially more computer programming). I can still learn on my own, but as you get older and more settled into a career, it's a lot harder to make the time. (I think the ability to learn outside the classroom is a good thing to take out of college.)

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« Reply #35 on: December 15, 2010, 12:30:37 PM »
Yeah - college is a big adjustment from high school, especially if you're living away from home for the first time. It's a lot of work, but there's generally nobody checking up on you to make sure you're keeping up. You have a lot more freedom, and it can be hard to handle if you're not really self-disciplined. Having a job makes it that much more difficult. For me, I think my first quarter was the hardest in that sense. I let myself get too far behind and then had a really hard time catching up at the end.

I wouldn't make any hasty decisions, but I agree with Michelle. Take some time to explore your interests. There are a lot of classes I wish I had taken (especially more computer programming). I can still learn on my own, but as you get older and more settled into a career, it's a lot harder to make the time. (I think the ability to learn outside the classroom is a good thing to take out of college.)

Well, for what it's worth, my high school did prepare for freedom rather well. The first middle school I was in had moderate rules. Nothing too strict, nothing too open. Then I moved, and my new middle school was like a dictatorship. The school was literally built by a prison designer. It certainly had that atmosphere. I couldn't even wear a hat in that place. I could go on for hours, but I'll spare everyone that pain. But then I got to high school, and let me out of my cage. They said, "fly away, little birdie, fly away!". My high school has an open campus policy, which means I can hang out anywhere I want in it, save for like five locations. I could hang out right outside a classroom if I wanted. We had no hall passes. No one questioned why you were in the halls, and it was great. I never even had to tell my teachers I was going to the bathroom. They were like "For pete's sake, your an adult now, so just go. You don't want to keep your bladder waiting, do you?". And I was on good terms with the interim Superintendent/Principal in my last year, so I could get things out of him. Oh, and yeah, my high school was a regional high school, so we were our own school district independent of the town we were in, so our principal was both principal and superintendent.

College is a lot like my high school in those areas. Which is why adjusting to the freedom of college wasn't so hard. The workload is the thing I'm having trouble adjusting to. Being in special ed in high school meant that I had a much decreased workload and I had certain accomodations that my IEP guranteed me under US law. For those that don't know, IEP stands for Individualized Education Plan, and it truly is individualized. Every student on one is carefully evaluated and given accomodations accordingly. Those range to any number of things. I get a calculator to use on all math related work (I can't do mental math. Kinda sad really.) and I get extra time on tests and quizzes. My IEP is usually updated annually. Luckily, it got transferred to college, which is great.
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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #36 on: December 15, 2010, 01:00:31 PM »
I believe there are similar accomodations at the college level. Regarding the workload, you could always take fewer classes, though that can lead to other complications if you drop below full time. I know at least after a certain age, I could only be on my parents' medical insurance if I was a full-time student.

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Re: Daventry University
« Reply #37 on: December 15, 2010, 01:02:27 PM »
I believe there are similar accomodations at the college level. Regarding the workload, you could always take fewer classes, though that can lead to other complications if you drop below full time. I know at least after a certain age, I could only be on my parents' medical insurance if I was a full-time student.

Unfortunately, my parents made it clear to me they want me to stick with my current class load. They will pay for my college tuition if I do. If I drop to four classes, I have to pay for whatever extra semesters I'm here for out of my own pocket.
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« Reply #38 on: December 15, 2010, 01:04:44 PM »
Is your college 5 classes, 3 credit hour each?

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« Reply #39 on: December 15, 2010, 01:10:44 PM »
I have 5 classes, each class is roughly 3 hours long, and I have no idea how much credit I get for each class...
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