- Aug 23, 2004
Those of you who own these, which do you prefer? What are their characteristics? What are their characters? What do they tell you when you use them? I'm having a tough time deciding.
namaarie said:But college is phenomenal in its own right, as you doubtless know. And just as they lack an appreciation of weaponry because they have never been exposed to it in a positive light, the exposure I am getting to new ideas here is great. I love the diversity. Very interesting getting so many new perspectives on topics I took for granted.
Steely_Gunz said:I'm teasing, of course
Jake's college tip of the day:
Take intro classes (English, math, Civ, etc.) where a grad student is teaching it. Usually, they aren't that hard because the grad student has no idea what they are doing or doesn't really care. If they come across as a nazi, they are probably lonely. Buddy up to them, say hi at social functions. If they are female, flirt your way to an A....not that i know anything about that. Learn what you can at your relivant classes. Core classes are a waste of time for you and the poor grad student. They are there as filler for the university to make more money. If you take away a university's core classes you are left with a trade school In short, Core classes, it's not what ya know. It's who ya know. people skills people skills people skills
Steely_Gunz said:Firkin, you do know i was kidding, right
also, it is possible to EASE into college so to speak. If you are an 18 year old kid that has moved away from home, your friends, and your family. IMHO, the last thing you want to do is go diving into some of the hardest stuff your first semester. Take it easy. Get a feel for it. What you THINK you want to do with your life at 18 probably won't be your goal at 19 or 20. Opting out of things might save you time and money, but it also pushes you into a field you might not like. I was a criminal justice major at first, then i studied clinical psych, then business psych. Now i sell swimming pools....go figure. I know others had more a plan when they got to school than I did, but that's why we all have different college experiences.