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So 1st semester college how did it go?
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Posted 5/13/13 , edited 5/13/13
So my biomaterials professor said in a 5000 level class about the major's 1000 level entry class after the first exam.


The average was a 67, wtf is this bs, do students not care? I mean I am being abused here. I gave them half of the question that will be on the exam in lecture and they still get such a low average. There was an essay question and a box to write the answer in, students went outside the box and all around in a circle to try to answer the question, some students repeated the question. I couldn't even give them points they wrote bs.


I proceeded to lmao. The moral of the story is: the first year of college is not hard but it is challenging, try to be a bit more proactive in your work. Don't skip class.
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mika-n wrote:

First sem... was ok. a bit boring sometimes.. it just gets fun when i'm with my friends. I Didnt have a failing grade. Thankfully! bec. i thought i was failing College Algebra. =)) lol.. anyway, in my school.. it still feels like Highschool.


hey! im sorry, cant help but browse through your facebook. i think we go to the same university.
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i just finished my second year of university and the entire time has been miserable. i started off hopeful, did all my assignments to the best of my ability and my best grade was still a c+ out of six classes. from then it went downhill. i became discouraged, skipped classes, missed assignments and didn't have the heart to tell my parents because i was afraid of the repercussions.

i'm trying to switch degrees into something i'm more comfortable and interested in, but it's still a very discouraging situation. honestly, going to university is one of the biggest regrets of my life.
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I finish my third year in two days, so far what I have learned is that it started off easy and has since become an incredibly time consuming journey. This semester wasn't too bad but last, oh did I mess up my schedule. I took four heavy writing courses at the same time, I thought oh well it won't be so bad. I wrote around 160 pages for those classes in essays. I had seriously no life.

Other than that hiccup though I've been doing fine and enjoying my time.
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masaomis wrote:

i just finished my second year of university and the entire time has been miserable. i started off hopeful, did all my assignments to the best of my ability and my best grade was still a c+ out of six classes. from then it went downhill. i became discouraged, skipped classes, missed assignments and didn't have the heart to tell my parents because i was afraid of the repercussions.

i'm trying to switch degrees into something i'm more comfortable and interested in, but it's still a very discouraging situation. honestly, going to university is one of the biggest regrets of my life.


Sounds a lot like me, I initially went to uni right out of high school and had a similar experience. My parents paid for my tuition and after I got put on academic suspension due to attendance and failing classes I ended up taking several years off trying to find what I wanted to do with my life... Finally I think I'm there.

Today was my first day back! Taking a couple summer classes to get a head start on the fall semester. I have high hopes. I consider myself older, more responsible, and more willing to struggle through without becoming discouraged. After so many years out of school I can seriously say that 4 years isn't shit. I can do it and I'd say you can to. But definitely find something you like, that is the most important thing, keep that goal always there squarely infront of you.
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I took four heavy writing courses at the same time, I thought oh well it won't be so bad. I wrote around 160 pages for those classes in essays.

Ha ha, you dummy. I bet you'll never make that mistake again. At least you weren't also taking physics, calculus, or organic chemistry at the same time. They are all time suckers.

If you haven't started applying to professional or graduate schools, but you plan to go, then now is the time. If you can get your application in by June first you have the best chance of getting in. Imagine what your life will be like if you can get accepted somewhere by November - you can go through your last year with no pressure.
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FrolixxMo0n wrote:


mika-n wrote:

First sem... was ok. a bit boring sometimes.. it just gets fun when i'm with my friends. I Didnt have a failing grade. Thankfully! bec. i thought i was failing College Algebra. =)) lol.. anyway, in my school.. it still feels like Highschool.


what college? and college algebra is pretty easy lol


I study at FEU. You? lol... hmm.. maybe. it is for you! since i suck at Math and i'm too lazy to study! =))

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Gettnlag wrote:
I took four heavy writing courses at the same time, I thought oh well it won't be so bad. I wrote around 160 pages for those classes in essays.

Ha ha, you dummy. I bet you'll never make that mistake again. At least you weren't also taking physics, calculus, or organic chemistry at the same time. They are all time suckers.

If you haven't started applying to professional or graduate schools, but you plan to go, then now is the time. If you can get your application in by June first you have the best chance of getting in. Imagine what your life will be like if you can get accepted somewhere by November - you can go through your last year with no pressure.


haha yeah I learned my lesson. I'm gunna try to get into the grad program where I'm at now, with how registration is going though it looks like I'll be here a semester longer than I had hoped. Still have to take the GRE though.
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mika-n wrote:

First sem... was ok. a bit boring sometimes.. it just gets fun when i'm with my friends. I Didnt have a failing grade. Thankfully! bec. i thought i was failing College Algebra. =)) lol.. anyway, in my school.. it still feels like Highschool.


hey! im sorry, cant help but browse through your facebook. i think we go to the same university. :)


oh.. it's ok. :)) lol... really? FEU- Makati ka?
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Still have to take the GRE though.

Well after all that writing you should be ready to go. The GRE is a pretty low-stress test, although you should expect that it will take at least two months to get your results.
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masaomis wrote:

i just finished my second year of university and the entire time has been miserable. i started off hopeful, did all my assignments to the best of my ability and my best grade was still a c+ out of six classes. from then it went downhill. i became discouraged, skipped classes, missed assignments and didn't have the heart to tell my parents because i was afraid of the repercussions.

i'm trying to switch degrees into something i'm more comfortable and interested in, but it's still a very discouraging situation. honestly, going to university is one of the biggest regrets of my life.


Since you live in Canada, I'm not entirely certain how many classes equal full-time there. I live in NY state and the minimum number of classes for full-time here is four classes. Whatever the minimum for full-time classes is there (especially if you want to stay full-time), just take that amount. Don't take so many classes at the same time. Yeah, you'll graduate sooner, but unless you're REALLY dedicated to getting your degree, you'll more likely struggle with all the workload and start having serious problems with your grades.

Also, when it comes to deciding a major, make sure that it is something you're really interested in doing. And if you still don't know for sure, then I would suggest leaving college for now. Yeah, I know you don't want to tell your folks. But the alternative, sticking with something that you're not sure of and ending up in academic probation or probably kicked out of school is a lot worse.
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masaomis wrote:

i just finished my second year of university and the entire time has been miserable. i started off hopeful, did all my assignments to the best of my ability and my best grade was still a c+ out of six classes. from then it went downhill. i became discouraged, skipped classes, missed assignments and didn't have the heart to tell my parents because i was afraid of the repercussions.

i'm trying to switch degrees into something i'm more comfortable and interested in, but it's still a very discouraging situation. honestly, going to university is one of the biggest regrets of my life.



Also, when it comes to deciding a major, make sure that it is something you're really interested in doing. And if you still don't know for sure, then I would suggest leaving college for now. Yeah, I know you don't want to tell your folks. But the alternative, sticking with something that you're not sure of and ending up in academic probation or probably kicked out of school is a lot worse.


Like he said you could always leave school for now. You could also get a part time job, that was my inspiration for keeping my grades up haha
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What I remember about my first semester on campus.

1. Some idiot advisor set me up with classes from 8 am to 2 pm straight on MWF.
2. Food was terrible even compared to my cooking, but I did not die from it..
3. Calc teacher arrested mid semester.
4. Had my future father-in-law for one course, but did not know that for a few more years.
5. In my first major course, we started out with 60 majors, had 15 left by end of first semester. Highest class grade was 55 out of 100. Then he grades on a curve after the final. Definitely a weeding out course.
6. Roommate was a real slob.
7. I lived in the wildest dorm on campus so studying at night was a challenge.

Otherwise was fun to be away from home and on my own.
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My first semester, my first year of college, was abysmal.

There's something about sitting alone in my dorm room every Saturday night watching anime, holding back tears as I slowly realize that I never, and will never, have friends or relationships as heartfelt or fulfilling as the relationships in the anime I'm watching, the soul crushing loneliness withstanding.

In other words, unimaginably bad and it is only getting worse.
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I went to a game programming college for about 3 years and ended up dropping out with a 3.5 GPA. It was hilarious because I got good grades in all of my courses, but the only game programming course I was able to take was 2 years in, and the final project for that course was pong. So you may be wondering what I took? Well, about half a dozen english, math, science, public speaking, and introductory programming classes (C++ etc). So a portfolio class rolled around, and I realized, I knew how to write a paper, do calculus, speak in front of a crowd, and program a simple game of pong, but I did not know how to program a portfolio worthy game. So I dropped out with like 30 grand in debt and credits that I could have earned at a community college for 1/5th the price.

I took a few years off from school and started back up last year to get a math degree & teaching degree. It wasn't that bad, if you go light on your first semester you can ease in, I took a physics course, a history course, and a music appreciation course, it wasn't all that stressful at all. This semester I took Calc II, Composition II, Philosophy, and Psychology. Luckily my uni offered Psych online, and my Comp teacher is a lazy fat man, so this semester wasn't all that difficult either.

I never made any friends outside of highschool either though, so that is kind of sad. During my first round of college (2005-2008) I stayed home playing WoW most of the time, my room mate played too but he was alliance and I was horde. This time around it is anime and GW2.

I kind of wish I could have finished off my game programming degree just to have a bachelors, my best friend finished his game design degree and went to do the english teacher thing in Japan, I kind of wish I could join him, and hang out there.
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