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The School Thread and You, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Add/Drop

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  • Rawkking GoodguyRawkking Goodguy Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    It is perhaps a testament of being a bit burnt out after four and a half years of studying chemistry that one of my first reactions to seeing those people molecules was trying to remember whether I could immediately break them into tiny pieces via oxidative cleavage of the carbon-carbon triple bonds or if I would have to add hydrogen to weaken them to C=C double bonds first.

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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    So I think I have most of my classes figured out for next semester.

    Human Memory, Neuroscience, Psychology of Personality, German III, and a lab in behavioral neuroscience

    fuck yeah psychology!

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    the neurological aspect of psychology is really interesting but also pretty tough considering all the neurotransmitters and brain structures and blahhhh

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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    I am familiar with it.

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Psychology of Personality sounds like a really interesting class

    do you have any known texts yet for it?

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  • Baroque And RollBaroque And Roll Registered User regular
    Noooooope. I won't know until just before the class starts in August.

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  • Croc_ClockCroc_Clock Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    I've taken Personality Psychology before, and from what I can tell it's a giant catch-all term that allows professors to go whichever direction they like with it. I really liked my professor and what he did with the course.

    Neuropsych IS pretty tough, but on the bright side it seems to have some limit to its complexity. That might not be of any help in undergrad where you won't hit that level, but it's really cool when I take a grad school class and we get down to the very chemistry of specifically which atoms do what to change a neuron's potential, and I realize... I'm done. This is it. We can only talk about bigger concepts now.

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  • ShortyShorty JUDGE BROSEF Registered User regular
    this quarter should go much better than last since I no longer have a girlfriend to distract me

    classes:
    late 19th c. American lit
    intermediate poetry writing
    modern american history from 1877

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    I was legit hoping that Shorty was somehow mistaken and the world wasn't that fucked
  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    i have a test in cognitive psychology monday

    i just got back from dallas where i didn't study a lick at all because i was attending a conference for choice theory and got to speak on my experience with it for five minutes in front of a decent group of folks

    was kinda nervous about all that, now i'm just sitting back feeling like king big shit cause the other two students that talked before me did really well and everybody seemed receptive to what i said and i hate speaking in front of other people and i went up like it was no thing at all and it went goooood

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  • Croc_ClockCroc_Clock Registered User regular
    this sucks.

    i can never really talk about my academics here cuz its all about RL clients and thats not ethical :(

  • SCREECH OF THE FARGSCREECH OF THE FARG #1 PARROTHEAD margaritavilleRegistered User regular
    holy shit a career in radiology makes bank, makes a convincing argument insofar as career choices

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    So I studied absolutely nothing and did absolutely no work on my projects this weekend.

    Fuck.

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    What did you do instead?

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    i feel like i'm in a similar position, Trippy

    but i was also semi-productive

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    TrippyJing wrote: »
    So I studied absolutely nothing and did absolutely no work on my projects this weekend.

    Fuck.

    We should hang out.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    ~1 month and I will be finished school

    already have job offers

    motivation to do schoolwork: zero

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  • TrippyJingTrippyJing Moses supposes his toeses are roses. But Moses supposes erroneously.Registered User regular
    Baidol wrote: »
    What did you do instead?

    I watched Legend of Korra, Stargate, and played some ME2 and ME3?

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    even with this test coming up in 10 1/2 hours, and little study time besides some light reading of the chapters over the last month, i did not expect to be this stress free. figure this relief is from not worrying about the conference anymore

    goddamn i hope this high lasts for a while longer

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Usually when I am stress free before a test despite not studying I am pretty stressed after the test

    I mean barring those situations where the test is a gimmie

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    No sir, this test is a doozy. I got a 50/70 on the first one, this one is worth more, but i feel i am more prepared for it than the last one, despite the lack of recent studying.

    He gives us two studies to recreate the graphs and describe the variables, 10 - 15 identification items that require a short answer response (2-3 sentences), and two essay questions that are a few paragraphs apiece.

    Once the test is over, it's over. I can't go back and change it, and so stressing about it after doesn't help me. I recognize this, and I do what I can to prevent this (it happens despite my best efforts, nature of the brain I s'pose).

    I feel like I got some solid notes from a classmate, which I feel kind of shitty about because while I had the notes from the two classes she missed, they were pretty barebones and may not be as much use to her. Not like I didn't take down the information presented, but compared to what she's got down, it's much less info.

    Still. Riding high on the hog for the time being and I'm going to ride that shit down to the wire. Just gotta get cracking on the studying.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    I have a test tuesday on 3 phase electric motors and transformers

    haven't studied at all yet

    meh

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    I studied transformers for most of my childhood, maybe I can help.

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    I'm hoping for fill in the blanks

    Transformers are ______ in disguise

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Shit I know this shit

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    edited March 2012
    The autobots wage their battle to destroy the evil forces of the ____________


    Transformers more less than meets the eye

    circle one



    these aren't jokes, this is the review test

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Got a test over magnetism today and maxwell's equations

    I kind of barely know this stuff

    hopefully I can get some explainin' to at lunch today before the test and understand more of it

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    Well, good luck to all those taking tests today then

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    This is the last unit test too before we began ap practice season

    woooooooooooooooo

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  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    God dammit. I might have to medically withdraw from one of my classes because I was hospitalized last week and that put me over the six days we're allowed to miss.

    I might can get my university to accept two credit's worth of transfer classes from my Army training. If not, my graduation will be delayed for two fucking credits. And I'm pretty sure I've used up my GI Bill so I'll have to pay out-of-pocket.

    God dammit.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades 地獄のようにかわいい あなたは嫉妬深いかRegistered User regular
    Organic chemistry might be a fun thing to learn

    But I would not know because all of my ochem professors insist on making it as intriguing as shoveling manure

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    Hopefully the school will accept those credits then meddy.

    Guess I'll find out tomorrow whether or not I failed this magnetism test

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Organic chemistry might be a fun thing to learn

    But I would not know because all of my ochem professors insist on making it as intriguing as shoveling manure

    If you need help, talk to me.

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades 地獄のようにかわいい あなたは嫉妬深いかRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    Baidol wrote: »
    Organic chemistry might be a fun thing to learn

    But I would not know because all of my ochem professors insist on making it as intriguing as shoveling manure

    If you need help, talk to me.

    Really you know what I would love right now? A bunch of organic chemistry practice tests that I can take on my PC, where I am given my score immediately after concluding the test and it shows me exactly WHY I get things wrong. Right now I take an ochem test, wait a week and a half to get it back, and then there are red X's all over it but I have no idea why.

    Right now I have no instant and accurate feedback on what I'm learning correctly or incorrectly. It's like your tennis coach talking to you about tennis for an hour, then watching TV while you practice the rest of the week, and then when you lose horribly at your match he waits a couple of weeks before saying, "You are really not very good at tennis."

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Do the professors/TA's hold office hours where you can solicit feedback?

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades 地獄のようにかわいい あなたは嫉妬深いかRegistered User regular
    Yes, but they are held at times when I am needed at home to watch my children since my wife is out of town for cancer treatment.

    I can put in the time on my own at home, which is why I really want some sort of ochem practice program.

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited March 2012
    While not a program, Harvard provides some mechanism problems. In the "Search Problems" dropbox select "Elementary Organic Chemistry".

    While it does give answers, it does not provide a written explanation.

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    Alternatively, scan your exams or your practice problems, send them to me and we can talk

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  • Al_watAl_wat Registered User regular
    I had a test last week in a course called "chemistry".

    The test asked about stress-strain relationships, younge's modulus, elastic limits, plastic and elastic deformation, types of stress...

    like wtf? This course should be called "intro to mechanical engineering" not chemistry. Do you even learn about those things in chemistry?

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  • joshofalltradesjoshofalltrades 地獄のようにかわいい あなたは嫉妬深いかRegistered User regular
    If it's any kind of chemistry it's mechanical chemistry or something like that

    Definitely not gen chem

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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    In a materials/polymer chemistry course, certainly possible.

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