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Old 08-21-2005, 08:05 PM   #21
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:26 AM   #22
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i always bought from half.com and sold my old ones there too.
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Old 08-22-2005, 12:30 AM   #23
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Ah yes... I've been on campus for nearly 2 weeks now. RA training and all of that. Classes here still don't start for another week though. Tuesday following this, to be exact.
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anthropology, which at least holds students' attention given the frequent nudity in powerpoint presentations

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Just got back from my first class, boy was that easy! We went over the syllabus, some letter from the provost about attendance, and then she let us leave (Statistics). The only problem is the prof is Chinese and it's often difficult to understand what she's saying
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i always bought from half.com and sold my old ones there too.
I have used that site to sell my used textbooks before. I wasn't sure if there was another site that was better.
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Old 08-22-2005, 09:46 AM   #28
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The only problem is the prof is Chinese and it's often difficult to understand what she's saying
quantitative or qualitative?

if its qual and you can't understand her, that could be trouble.

if its quant, ensure that she is making sense explaining the theoretical and providing clear and concise instructions whether you are dealing with a software package (such as SPSS) or utilizing formulas yourselves (i think and hope that is really rare these days).

either way, stats courses provide some of the most essential tools for successful professionals as well as grad students. even among these groups, there is considerable ambiguity and confusion surrounding statistics, their interpretation and how they are figured. being the person in the room that understands it all and can relay info in english to others is a gigantic competitive advantage.

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the second year of my part time masters starts september 7th. i'm a little excited, but not too much.
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I'm gonna be starting college classes within this next week or so, too. After graduating high school a couple of years ago and having been out of school for that long a time, it's gonna be really weird to get back into the swing of things again. But at the same time, I'm actually kinda looking forward to it, too-looks to be some really good, fun classes I can take here, and plus, it'll be nice to have something to do again.

This afternoon I'm retaking my placement test-would just bring the transcripts over from my previous school, but there seems to be a bit of a mix-up there and we're still waiting for them, and the people at the college want to get me going as soon as possible, so I'm just doing it again. But once that's taken care of, we'll get it all settled and I'll start things up this week. I'll keep the advice given in here in mind as well.

The nice thing, too, is that I'll only have some classes some days of the week, so I may have not that long a day of classes, which would be rather nice . And the campus looks really nice, too. And it's right here in town, so I'm not gonna be all alone in some new place trying to find my way around.

Good luck to my fellow college-bound Interferencers . Nice to know I'll have some people here to talk to who'll know what I'm going through (a thread idea, perhaps?). And I think I speak for us all when I say that we'll appreciate hearing any more advice that those of you who've been through this already may have.

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Ok, I just met with a group of in-coming first year students and they were asking for advice/tips on their first semester. This are just a few that may or may not be useful, and they are written from the faculty perspective (so just one perspective).

1. Just because you don't *have* to go to class doesn't mean you should skip. Students are sometimes the only consumers that want to be cheated out of their money. Regular attendance makes a good impression on faculty, and--duh--you'll learn more.

2. Limit the nights you go out and party and use that as a reward for completing a project or assignment, rather than making it the primary focus of your college experience (and define "party" anyway you want).

3. Professors really hate it when students raise their hands and say, "Do you have our exams graded yet?" Really, when they are done we'll hand them back.

4. Use your professor's offer of help! We get paid to do just that, and sometimes one-on-one attention can do wonders.

5. When making appointments with faculty, read the syllabus about when their office hours are held, and try to go during those times. If you can't make an appointment CALL...in addition to teaching, we serve on committees, do research, write, publish, and have many U2 concerts to attend. So time is precious.

6. Be selective about extracurricular sports/interest groups/volunteer work. You'll get busier and busier as the term goes on and by November you'll be all

7. Talking/whispering to other students is really rude, even in a class of 150 students. Professors hate this.

8. If you go out drinking till 4 in the morning and then miraculously go to class the next day but need to explain to the prof why you didn't hand your work in, be careful about saying "I've had the flu." Really, we can smell alcohol pretty easily.

9. If you are *really* not a morning person then avoid taking classes at that time--you'll do much better if you select times that work best for you.

10. Organize your time, your clothes, your lecture notes, your study hours. It will make a world of difference.

11. When you meet with your adviser, have *some* idea of the classes you want to take. You should go to the meeting having already looked at courses available, having already considered what your requirements are, and having checked to see if those classes you want have spaces available. Avoid the temptation to ask "What should I do with my life?" unless that was the specific reason for your appointment.

12. Never, ever plagiarize a paper (copy it from a source without acknowledging that source). You wouldn't believe how sophisticated the technology is to bust students these days. We submit ours to a huge database of papers submitted by students from all over the country, and of papers available online. I catch students every term, and it sucks.

I think starting a thread is a great idea, just to provide some support for everyone who's just starting out, or who's starting out but has concerns
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i'm at college right now, its too busy and i couldn't find a parking spot. my spanish teacher is funny (comica). The ATM machine is broken and I have no lunch.
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i'm at college right now, its too busy and i couldn't find a parking spot. my spanish teacher is funny (comica). The ATM machine is broken and I have no lunch.
i remember you from Chicago last May! ok, college girls (i'm gonna embarrass you, so duck now) you should totally ask this boy on a date.
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12. Never, ever plagiarize a paper (copy it from a source without acknowledging that source). You wouldn't believe how sophisticated the technology is to bust students these days. We submit ours to a huge database of papers submitted by students from all over the country, and of papers available online. I catch students every term, and it sucks.
My high school does that with our papers too.

Anyways, I won't be off to college for another year but some of the responses in this thread will be helpful to me.
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My high school does that with our papers too.

Anyways, I won't be off to college for another year but some of the responses in this thread will be helpful to me.
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My high school does that with our papers too.

Anyways, I won't be off to college for another year but some of the responses in this thread will be helpful to me.
I do that too with my students. I love that database.
I caught 2 kids last year.

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Old 08-22-2005, 04:05 PM   #38
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My classes start on september the 5th....

Two weeks from now....

My second year in college and I'm a little nervous too. Just a little..
same here, but not my second year, this is going to be my third year and I'm not nervous at all

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12. Never, ever plagiarize a paper (copy it from a source without acknowledging that source). You wouldn't believe how sophisticated the technology is to bust students these days. We submit ours to a huge database of papers submitted by students from all over the country, and of papers available online. I catch students every term, and it sucks.

great now you can read my papers!

I love my classes. Since I am already in my major, I am taking my major courses, they are all classes that I want to take and will enjoy being there. The only gripe, the parking on my campus. I had to walk 1.5 miles today to my class because the lots were full. So my walk was a hike up some hills and across a busy street. I am going to lose weight because of the walking.
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