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2012-12-21 01:42:04 PM

Wayne 985:
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uh oh, it's samuel l. jackson's rape face.
 
2012-12-21 02:36:27 PM

HempHead: [rockhoundblog.com image 760x560]


i always thought her name was goofy and inexplicable.
 
amo [TotalFark]
2012-12-21 03:32:41 PM

Wayne 985: For the record, her rationale about going back to school somewhat late is the same as my own. I'm 27 and have been putting it off for the same reasons. Looking to go back either in Spring or Summer for classes.

/CSB, etc.


Do it. I'll be 36 in March, and graduate with a BA in June. I didn't run into any crap from the younger ("traditional" is the politically correct term) students about me being an old fogey or anything. They did, however, tend to think I knew more than they did, or that I was understanding the material better. They're as intimidated by older ("non-traditional") students as you are by them. Maybe even a little more.
 
2012-12-21 06:42:19 PM

amo: Wayne 985: For the record, her rationale about going back to school somewhat late is the same as my own. I'm 27 and have been putting it off for the same reasons. Looking to go back either in Spring or Summer for classes.

/CSB, etc.

Do it. I'll be 36 in March, and graduate with a BA in June. I didn't run into any crap from the younger ("traditional" is the politically correct term) students about me being an old fogey or anything. They did, however, tend to think I knew more than they did, or that I was understanding the material better. They're as intimidated by older ("non-traditional") students as you are by them. Maybe even a little more.


As a younger (under 18) college students, I was more likely to try and partner/study with older students than those of typical age. Yes, I got the feeling older students knew more, but I also felt a bit out of place as a younger person, and figured I should find someone else who is also out of place, age-wise.
 
amo [TotalFark]
2012-12-21 06:57:41 PM

dervish16108: As a younger (under 18) college students, I was more likely to try and partner/study with older students than those of typical age. Yes, I got the feeling older students knew more, but I also felt a bit out of place as a younger person, and figured I should find someone else who is also out of place, age-wise.


That's actually a pretty smart tactic, whether or not anyone's feeling out of place. I'm not saying older students are better students, but they do tend to have their shiat together as far as being serious about school, and they're way less likely to try to talk you into getting hammered the night before finals. XD Good on you for making it to college early. If I had it to do all over again, I'd drop out of high school at 16, get a GED, and then start college.
 
2012-12-21 07:02:24 PM
I found a picture of Subby:

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Hey look everybody, it's Alex P. Keaton!
 
2012-12-21 09:41:27 PM

amo: Wayne 985: For the record, her rationale about going back to school somewhat late is the same as my own. I'm 27 and have been putting it off for the same reasons. Looking to go back either in Spring or Summer for classes.

/CSB, etc.

Do it. I'll be 36 in March, and graduate with a BA in June. I didn't run into any crap from the younger ("traditional" is the politically correct term) students about me being an old fogey or anything. They did, however, tend to think I knew more than they did, or that I was understanding the material better. They're as intimidated by older ("non-traditional") students as you are by them. Maybe even a little more.


Thanks. What is your major, out of curiosity?
 
amo [TotalFark]
2012-12-21 10:19:59 PM

Wayne 985: amo: Wayne 985: For the record, her rationale about going back to school somewhat late is the same as my own. I'm 27 and have been putting it off for the same reasons. Looking to go back either in Spring or Summer for classes.

/CSB, etc.

Do it. I'll be 36 in March, and graduate with a BA in June. I didn't run into any crap from the younger ("traditional" is the politically correct term) students about me being an old fogey or anything. They did, however, tend to think I knew more than they did, or that I was understanding the material better. They're as intimidated by older ("non-traditional") students as you are by them. Maybe even a little more.

Thanks. What is your major, out of curiosity?


English. What are you interested in?
 
2012-12-21 10:46:00 PM

amo: Wayne 985: amo: Wayne 985: For the record, her rationale about going back to school somewhat late is the same as my own. I'm 27 and have been putting it off for the same reasons. Looking to go back either in Spring or Summer for classes.

/CSB, etc.

Do it. I'll be 36 in March, and graduate with a BA in June. I didn't run into any crap from the younger ("traditional" is the politically correct term) students about me being an old fogey or anything. They did, however, tend to think I knew more than they did, or that I was understanding the material better. They're as intimidated by older ("non-traditional") students as you are by them. Maybe even a little more.

Thanks. What is your major, out of curiosity?

English. What are you interested in?


For the record, I DO know more than the younger turds.

/engineering+physics
 
2012-12-21 11:08:41 PM
amo: English. What are you interested in?

Eventually teaching, so Education, History, or English would get me there, I suppose.
 
2012-12-21 11:09:36 PM

Wayne 985: amo: English. What are you interested in?

Eventually teaching, so Education, History, or English would get me there, I suppose.


To specify, I'd either like to teach elementary school or focus on either History or English at a higher level.
 
amo [TotalFark]
2012-12-21 11:32:00 PM

Wayne 985: Wayne 985: amo: English. What are you interested in?

Eventually teaching, so Education, History, or English would get me there, I suppose.

To specify, I'd either like to teach elementary school or focus on either History or English at a higher level.


Hit up the website of the school(s) you want to go to, they'll have major maps that will give you an idea of the kinds of classes you'll need to take for each major/minor. Also, check the requirements of the state you plan on working in, some of them require specific degrees and/or certifications. You'll want to check to see if it's worth getting your masters right off the bat. My sister-in-law got hers after being a teacher for a while in MO, then moved to IN, where they (apparently and bafflingly) prefer the teachers not have a masters. She had to dumb down her resume to get a job.

Good luck (we're all counting on you)!
 
2012-12-21 11:43:47 PM
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Yes, please!
 
2012-12-22 12:02:18 AM

amo: Wayne 985: Wayne 985: amo: English. What are you interested in?

Eventually teaching, so Education, History, or English would get me there, I suppose.

To specify, I'd either like to teach elementary school or focus on either History or English at a higher level.

Hit up the website of the school(s) you want to go to, they'll have major maps that will give you an idea of the kinds of classes you'll need to take for each major/minor. Also, check the requirements of the state you plan on working in, some of them require specific degrees and/or certifications. You'll want to check to see if it's worth getting your masters right off the bat. My sister-in-law got hers after being a teacher for a while in MO, then moved to IN, where they (apparently and bafflingly) prefer the teachers not have a masters. She had to dumb down her resume to get a job.

Good luck (we're all counting on you)!


i262.photobucket.com

Thank you.
 
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