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Wow..Northridge...is like 1.5 hour drive from where I am..go figure. Anyways...I am like what..5th year at a JC.....I got in a car accident 2 years ago messing up my chances to finish within 3 years. I have no clue what the hell I wanna do. I am taking Neurobiology and Animal behavior, History, Hospitality and Restraunt Management, Mexican American Polotics. Its just to finish my GE's
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I'm a computer engineering major at the University of Pittsburgh, I have like a year left to go before I graduate ~.~
I plan on minoring in economics if I can fit in the extra two classes. Yep, computers and anime pretty much sum up my life
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I'm starting college in Jan. I'm planning on getting my associate degree then switching to University of Florida.

I have a couple of majors in mind, im not too sure yet.

Art Director
3-D Animation
Special Effects
Programming
Web Designer


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Wildkat2 wrote:

lol, well I had an english class once that had room for discussion but the prof always told me that I was wrong in my interpretation of everything poems, stories, whatever. She was always against me lol.


That's the same with me. Except this was during high school. I now despise poetry.
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Wow...how can you be wrong in interpreting a poem? Its like saying you are wrong in your own opinion . Or like people in art who draw something and the teacher saying that isnt art, when the concept of art is almost anything. ...I dont know....I dont have all the details so I shouldnt say what I am saying. I like poetry....ever read Edgar Allan Poe's "Annabell Lee"? I had to memorize that poem in Highschool......its one of the saddest poems I have read.....Since I also read up on how he came to that poem as well. Hell I read a book on his life...whole dam thing was sad. LoL. Anyways......

I have a huge interest in computers and art and I did think about going into computer graphics, but I just take way too long. Not only that....Look at how many small graphic designers and special effects groups are out there. So much competition.
I figured I want to do something I would like to do. Since I am on the computer a lot...I dont want work to make me not want to be or see another computer for a while.

Dont ask why...but I am looking into Hotel and Restraunt Management as a major, more into the culinary field as a cake decorator......As a child growing up I was surrounded by cake decorators...now....I am like.....where the hell did they all go. LoL. Ive went to some meetings where chefs display their newest creation of cakes.....OMG its amazing. Human size figures in cakes.....go figure. ....Plus if you mess up....I guess you can always eat your mistakes away?

I am really not sure what I want to do, but I am willing to try anything.

I dont know who would wanna read this but yeah..................................................
Little background as to how i came about thinking about cake decorating. Ever since I was little Ive had a talent for decorating cakes since my mom has many friends in the field and they have seen me decorate and keep saying that I should be one. I also grew up where my mom would produce 1-2 cakes a day and we had to try an devour them...after a while you really get sick of cakes year after year. But it was hella good....I always watched my mom decorate because she was a really good artist. My mother would give me icing and a placemat with exercises of how to do designs and I did that...I ate them everytime I finished tho. Heheheheh. Then my mom stopped after I went into 4th or 5th grade.....I picked cake decorating back up in my senior year in Highschool as a senior project. I had to bake and decorate many various cakes ranging from birhtdays, decorative ones with flowers, special event cakes, and what not. My master piece was a dummy cake, meaning not edible cake but only meant for display. It was a basket weave design to give it a basket look and I had made a flap opened about 35 degrees on the top and had placed various flowers to make it look like it was pouring out of the basket. All this was royal icing, a very hard to squeeze icing that hardens, usually used on wedding cakes, and will make average peoples hand hurt after about 10 minutes of continuous icing. I did the icing nonstop from start to finish. I got praised by so many people that one of the judges judging my work didnt think I did that myself and gave me a C.
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That was very long. If you like cake decorating do it. If you manage hotels do it. Yes i have gotten an F for analyzing poetry. It is Gay. Or interpreting that is even rougher.
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I am taking

Calculus I
Physics I
Statics (it's basicly physics for engineers)
Fitness walking
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Zaphod, how are you doing in Calc i?

I have the hardest teacher... Ever in our entire campus. Lucky me.
60% average on the first exam. 2 people out of 160 got an A.

How about you?
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But that is the thing...The topics I mention I excel so fast in them to a point where I can't tell what I like to do....I just do it. and being told to do something compared to doing it because you like it is totally different concepts, which we all already know. The torture of having so many options...bubbles the brains. LoL. ...Right now I am at the point where I am just saying hell with it and goin to try various occupations to see if I like it or not.
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Calculus is A bitch!

Calc I is the hardest class that I'm taking now. I think I'll get a B or a C in it, but I still have to take Calc II.

On the menu for next semister is:

Dynamics (another Physics for engineers)
Strength Of Materials
Calc II
Engineering Graphics
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Any tips for surviving Calculus?
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Hmmm...idk...I stopped at Pre Cal because math got too boring for me...I tried taking the course 2 times. and both times I didnt care for it and failed the class.....My learning in math is pretty fast that if the class goes too slow...I get lazy and slack off.

All i gotta say, if you wanna hear words from someone who isnt even from calc, is to keep studying those problems and understand the concept....All else fails try to get a tutor. Or have a group study session where you can recieve help. Even if you are like me, who likes to do things by myself without anyones help, it goes by faster when you have other people. You'd be surprised how many people dont ask and pull a study group together...but once you do...it might surprise you on how much help you can actually get in understanding the material.

It all depends on the individual. For me....I just gotta get my lazy butt up and stop procrastinating. Under high stress I am so laid back. People get mad at me cause it looks like im not even stressed like they are. I understand everything in Precal but I dont even try to pass the class. same thing would happen if i was in a higher lvl calc class. I don't really do things unless I really have to. Should see the dedication when I actually move my arse. I pull all nighters studying. In one night I when through and understood front and back of 3/4ths of my pre-cal book......basically my point is...what took weeks i did in about 12 hours or so. Lack of motivation really suxz. I still dont have any motivation.
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Here's a few general pointers that can apply for ANY class.

Do the homework every night, and ask a whole bunch of questions (pracitce makes perfect)

Work the problems in class and don't skipp class for any reason.

Edit: One more thing: Avoid 8AM classes at all costs.

If you need help don't be afraid to ask.
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im so smart its looks like not doing anything at all in class.....oh,wait.
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Posted 10/13/06

mauz15 wrote:

Any tips for surviving Calculus?



Depends on whether you're taking the AP calc version or science calc (usually called calc I).

In my university, we have two types of calculus, Calc I/Calc II and normal Calculus/AP calc.

AP calc is easy since high schools take it.
Many people that have took AP calc do bad in Calc I because it's so damn hard.

If you're struggling in AP calc, then just pay attention. It's not hard at all.

If it's Calc I, then I suggest buying some books with calculus problems to help.
It will take a lot of time. IF you just don't understand the concepts, then just PM me so I can explain.


My professor makes us memorize all the theorems and our brains hurt b/c of this.

But deep inside, I know that I'm gonna be a better person when I survive this.


zaphod wrote:

Here's a few general pointers that can apply for ANY class.

Do the homework every night, and ask a whole bunch of questions (pracitce makes perfect)

Work the problems in class and don't skipp class for any reason.

Edit: One more thing: Avoid 8AM classes at all costs.

If you need help don't be afraid to ask.


That is so damn true. I took an 8 AM class once and I fell asleep at least twice ever week in class. I also skippied it several times b/c I couldn't wake up :D

Oh and for the sake of everyone else, don't ask really stupid questions (and a lot of it). The bastards that decide to consecutively ask stupid questions take up so much time, giving less room for the better questions. Inside, everyone's going like "READ THE DAMN BOOK", "FUCK YOU", "SHUT UP", "UGH"

I mean one stupid question is okay but taking 10 minutes of the instructor's time is a big annoyance.


P.S. Oh and there's always those stupid people that go like "can you please explain that and that?" ::teacher solves that and that:: teacher: "do you understand?"

What you should reply is "i think im getting it"
Not : "No"
Forcing 150 people in the lecture to slow down because his/her slow brains can't follow. Just write down what the instructor says and study it at home.
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