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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Only 4 more bibliography entries left to do and I am having a hard time getting myself to do them.

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oghulk wrote: »
    How often is it that students go into a 5th year of study at University? It would probably end up being a 4th year of study for me, but nonetheless.

    I did 5 years on a history degree. I could have finished in 4 1/2 but I didn't want to miss out on the opportunity to learn how to play piano (2 credit hours) and play soccer for non-student athletes (2 credit hours).

    5 years is basically the norm these days.

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    i definitely would not go that far. i think it's program specific. in my program, everyone graduated in 3-4 years unless they were doing a 5 year bachelors/masters program.

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Well I ask because, if I place out of the courses, I can skip a full year of college, but I could use that year to get a double major in history and physics because the average for UT is 120 for 4 years and a physics major is 47 hours and a history major would only be 18 hours since I can place out of 12 hours worth.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    i did it in five years but technically i have 3 majors

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  • MadEddyMadEddy Creepy house watching youRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm doing it in three, but I only have one major and a minor, and I'm kind of trying to rush through it 'cause I'm too old for this shit. Most people I know did college in four or five years. (Or slowly, here and there, over a couple of decades.)

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Yay standardized testing week: meaning I get to read ASoIaF and study APUSH.

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  • MugginsMuggins Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oghulk wrote: »
    Music is excellent for relieving stress and giving motivation at the same time.

    Example 1

    God I love this so goddamn much

    Thanks I needed some inspiration

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I bought his album Disorganized Fun last night.

    It is definitely worth more than 8 dollars I will tell you this much right now.

    I'm contemplating buying a synth with summer job money to actually get back into playing/writing music.

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Oh wow, that guy is awesome. I'm totally going to buy his CD.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    jeez i didn't think that was a real thing

    look to your left

    now look to your right

    now look in nine other directions

    one of the twelve of you will not pass this class

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    it's pretty common, i think, especially in more technical degrees or for people who are double majoring

    i know lots of friends who are in programs that are specifically designed for five years

    Ya, it was pretty common for those in CS or Engineering to be in school for 5 years. The program could be done in 4, but that was if you didn't want anything other than the major and started it right when you got to school.

    I took a lil over 5 years because 1.
    I grabbed a Math and Japanese minor
    2. I didn't know exactly what major I wanted when I started school (other than something math/sciencey)
    3. Had a meltdown one quarter and dropped 1/2 my classes.

    however, mongoose did the same major in 4 years and a quarter and came out with a math minor too.

    But I also know people who did non technical degrees and taking far less time and/or grabbing several majors.


    soooo ya
    Don't worry too much about how long you're taking. Every person, program, and school are different.

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  • bowtiedsealbowtiedseal Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I double-majored and graduated in 4 years, and could have feasibly done it in 3 1/2 because my second major (spanish) did not have many requirements. my brother's undergrad has lots of nontraditional students and people I graduated from high school (2005) with are still working on getting their degrees there because they have various other obligations (like kids, aah!).

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  • SnitSnit Registered User
    edited April 2011
    engineering at my school takes 5 years unless you like taking 6 classes a semester

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  • OghulkOghulk biggest externality low-energy economistRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    If I remember correctly the CompSci degree at UT has a 5 year program that nets you a M.A. as well.

    Not that I'm interested in that anymore. :P

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  • HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Skettios, can you tell me more about being a math major than just "you do math"

    Cause I mean right now I am loving the applicable stuff, like I hated learning limits, but once I learned how to do delta epsilon proofs and realized how incredibly useful they are for determining margins of error in production, or how you could use that information to explain things that actually happen I get about doing it

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    you generally either focus in applied or pure maths

    you do applied maths if you want to get a job (well there's plenty of research in applied stuff too I guess), you do pure if you want to be Ted Kaczynski

    there's one guy here who majored in applied that'll probably read that and get back to you

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  • skettiosskettios Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    HellaJeff wrote: »
    Skettios, can you tell me more about being a math major than just "you do math"

    Cause I mean right now I am loving the applicable stuff, like I hated learning limits, but once I learned how to do delta epsilon proofs and realized how incredibly useful they are for determining margins of error in production, or how you could use that information to explain things that actually happen I get about doing it

    Not a math major, just got a math minor :P

    basically what L|ama said though.

    And I think it's Shaz that is an applied math major.

    Oghulk wrote: »
    If I remember correctly the CompSci degree at UT has a 5 year program that nets you a M.A. as well.

    My school had something like that as well. It was pretty interesting. Taking classes that counted towards your undergrad AND your MA

    I didn't have the GPA or drive for it though.

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  • TheGerbilTheGerbil Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'll be able to finish my Honours in Biochemistry in 4 years but I have no minor and pretty much have to take a very full course load each semester.

    Its been a ton of paper/lab work but it has really opened my eyes to scientific research.

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  • Dead LegendDead Legend Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    i could be done in 4, but think i'm gonna stretch it to 4 1/2, cause i feel like it

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    jeez i didn't think that was a real thing

    look to your left

    now look to your right

    now look in nine other directions

    one of the twelve of you will not pass this class

    Look to your left.

    Now look to your right.

    Now look in 57 other directions.

    One in sixty of you will be able to secure a legal job after graduation.

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  • L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I really can't imagine hating myself enough to go through with law school

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
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  • BaidolBaidol I will hold him off Escape while you canRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Aw fuck AW FUCK

    Gonna go play his cd's right now. 8-)

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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I did it.

    I completed my annotated bibliography.

    Those things are literally the worst.

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  • MrMonroeMrMonroe Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    jeez i didn't think that was a real thing

    look to your left

    now look to your right

    now look in nine other directions

    one of the twelve of you will not pass this class

    Look to your left.

    Now look to your right.

    Now look in 57 other directions.

    One in sixty of you will be able to secure a legal job after graduation.

    womp womp

    I feel more and more jealous every day of my friend who decided to do a dual JD/MBA

    she told me what she was doing in year one and I said "damn you crazy"

    now I think she was actually just the intelligent one

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  • Evil_ReaverEvil_Reaver Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    MrMonroe wrote: »
    jeez i didn't think that was a real thing

    look to your left

    now look to your right

    now look in nine other directions

    one of the twelve of you will not pass this class

    Look to your left.

    Now look to your right.

    Now look in 57 other directions.

    One in sixty of you will be able to secure a legal job after graduation.

    womp womp

    I feel more and more jealous every day of my friend who decided to do a dual JD/MBA

    she told me what she was doing in year one and I said "damn you crazy"

    now I think she was actually just the intelligent one

    I feel more and more jealous every day of my wife who has a job she likes and is really good at.

    And she didn't have to kill herself to get her master's degree.

    I think you said it first, Monroe, but I really worry that I'm not going to find a career that I really like or that I'm really good at and that law school is just delaying the inevitable. Except now I'm going to be tens of thousands of dollars in debt with no job prospects in a field I'm not sure I want to be in.

    Ugh, sorry, I'm pissed off because my first final is on Tuesday and my piece of shit property professor didn't teach us half of this bullshit.

    And then on Wednesday I have my defamation & privacy (advanced torts) exam and even though I love the professor, her expectations of what we're supposed to be able to tell her on a closed book/closed outline exam are brutally unfair.

    And I'm up at midnight trying to outline and study and I'm really pissed off.

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    it's pretty funny that i went out to get stress food and i got pistachios

    i sure do love complicating matters needlessly

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  • IsoldaeIsoldae Hats Off To JigglypuffRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Pistachios are worth it.

    They are the best.

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  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Ben and Jerry's Pistachio Pistachio icecream is the best.

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  • ScrumtrulescentScrumtrulescent Registered User
    edited April 2011
    never understood how pistachios could make a good ice cream

    but I guess that is how a dude that never had peanut butter before would react

    all

    "I cannot imagine that this peanut could make a good butter"

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    SoaL wrote: »
    orikae you have an infectious excitement for this stuff

    i really believe in the expressive and transformative power of language. the proper sequence of words, placed just so, can change your entire worldview. it can change your life.
  • RialeRiale Registered User
    edited April 2011
    Cold Stone has this pistachio jello pudding icecream that is like someone combined the texture of caramel and the flavor of pistachio icecream.

    it is the ultimate in mouth entertainment

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  • DichotomyDichotomy Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Isoldae wrote: »
    I did it.

    I completed my annotated bibliography.

    Those things are literally the worst.

    not really

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Rikushix wrote: »
    Rikushix wrote: »
    So the faculty association issued a 72 hour strike notice a month and a half ago

    They never walked out on the job but during exam week announced that they were going to refuse to submit final grades unless they negotiated what they wanted with the college

    at this time all the profs were like "this is just a bargaining tactic. you'll marks will be fine. promise."

    well. final marks are due the 26th from the profs and the college has just emailed all students implying that we're fucked as far as university transfers are concerned.

    fuck me.

    i wouldn't trust the college. they might be actively lying to you in order to get your support and enable them to get the upper hand in the negotiations. happened at york, will happen elsewhere.

    Yeah...I'm less inclined to trust the college, i've just been a little annoyed at how eager the profs are to tell students that we're their number one priority when obviously we aren't. Their jobs are. Not blaming them, but I shouldn't have to read about the "withholding marks" thing in the Vancouver Sun. Should get it from the source.

    And yeah, I had two friends at York who got pretty screwed over. I mean, they got to return with paid tuition the next year and everything but that really doesn't begin to cover flights, living expenses, every cost implied in a university education abroad. Felt pretty bad for them.

    Yeah I heard about the witholding marks thing from News 1130 the next day. I'm super choked that I even have to worry about this BS now when I have to transfer a ton of credits soon.

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  • ZonugalZonugal The Holiday Armadillo I'm Santa's representative for all the southern states. And Mexico!Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm pretty happy with getting two majors and a minor done in four years.

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  • TrillianTrillian Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    I'll be pretty stoked to get my BSc and MSc at the same time, if my credits ever come in god damnit.

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  • HellaJeffHellaJeff FAB FRESH RAIIINBOOWWWWWRegistered User regular
    edited April 2011
    Isoldae wrote: »
    I did it.

    I completed my annotated bibliography.

    Those things are literally the worst.

    Do you do your bibs completely from scratch?

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  • satansfingerssatansfingers Registered User regular
    edited April 2011
    on my second of three papers this year i found a firefox plugin that does law-formatted citations for me

    it changed my life basically, because i hate this style

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  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    I'm essentially doing textual analysis on a text adventure that I haven't written yet. It only exists in a half-finished program file and the excerpts in this essay.

    My life is strange. I hope I pull it off.

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited April 2011
    on my second of three papers this year i found a firefox plugin that does law-formatted citations for me

    it changed my life basically, because i hate this style

    Whoa, where?

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