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Response to College Life Club 2011-10-31 03:21:01 Reply

What the flying fuck fire drill at 7am on a monday morning god damn sadistic hall staff.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-10-31 03:54:31 Reply

I'm not in college, but I'm considering it. I got a question to all the college students here.

How do you balance work with school, and free time? Also, is it easier to get a job first, and schedule your schooling around your job, or enroll first and get a job with hours based around schooling?

I ask this, because I just got a job at subway, starting out part time, but could move into full time, and I want to enroll in community college, but I'm not sure if I should right away, or if I should wait. I'm 20 yrs. old btw, and I don't want to be working at subway my whole life.(or even for more than 2-3 yrs if I have to)

Just curious.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-10-31 06:54:39 Reply

At 10/31/11 03:21 AM, SomaGuye wrote: What the flying fuck fire drill at 7am on a monday morning god damn sadistic hall staff.

We had some jackass set the fire alarm off deliberately at least once a week in my halls. From what I gathered, he was eventually caught, fined and I assume removed from the university and from then on I was rarely disturbed by early morning fire alarms again.

We had one scheduled fire drill that I can recall and they decided to do it at 5:30am. I was not a happy bunny.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-01 14:41:01 Reply

Thanks for the advice Angry Bombshell. :)

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-09 20:06:22 Reply

I've noticed that since I've gotten to college, I've had a ton of soup. Like, in the last few months, I must've had 30 of those small microwavable Campbells soup things. They're cheap and easy to make. Anyone else like this?


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-09 20:34:13 Reply

I signed up for beginners German classes. Did it for a year at school but didn't take any languages at GCSE so I've forgotten everything. It's refreshingly easy next to the nightmarish fourier transform stuff in Experimental Techniques or the utterly baffling Physical Optics (although I'm not sure how much of that is down the the subject, and how much to the shite lecturer).

At 11/9/11 08:06 PM, ZJ wrote: I've noticed that since I've gotten to college, I've had a ton of soup. Like, in the last few months, I must've had 30 of those small microwavable Campbells soup things. They're cheap and easy to make. Anyone else like this?

I live on Fray Bentos steak pies.

£1 from ASDA, 30 minutes in the oven. Stick some chips in with them, or boil some potatoes and veg. I have one with almost every meal.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-10 05:48:58 Reply

At 11/9/11 08:06 PM, ZJ wrote: I've noticed that since I've gotten to college, I've had a ton of soup. Like, in the last few months, I must've had 30 of those small microwavable Campbells soup things. They're cheap and easy to make. Anyone else like this?

In my first year (and to a lesser but still reasonable extent, the rest of uni) I lived off cup-a-soup. Y'know, the power you put in a mug and add boiling water? It's like 50p for a pack of five decent quality cup-a-soups. Delish.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-10 18:00:28 Reply

Just signed up for classes... I got NONE of the ones i initially wanted... woohoo....... Great start to a second semester...


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-11 04:50:28 Reply

Feel like I have so much coursework to do and so little time to do it. Doesn't help that Skyrim and Battlefield 3 are stealing so much of my time.

I think I have just under two weeks to finish an OpenGL model and the documentation to go with it and to write an expert system in CLIPS and provide an essay.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-13 12:21:10 Reply

Tomorrow marks the start of my final two weeks before the exam period begins. Managed to basically complete one piece of coursework yesterday. Just have some finishing touches to do and documentation to write.

I'm not really looking forward to these exams. Mainly because I feel like I don't know the content of the lectures all that well and just because it means having to sit an exam.

5th Dec: Computer Graphics
8th Dec: Artificial Intelligence & Intelligent Agents
14th Dec: Foundations 1

I think in order of difficulty, starting with hardest first, I'd rate them as: Computer Graphics, Foundations 1, Artificial Intelligence

I'm not expecting any of them to be fairly easy either way.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-13 12:58:14 Reply

I wish I got exams throughout the year, I get all of mine in one go in the summer. It's a nightmare.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-13 13:39:10 Reply

At 11/13/11 12:58 PM, TheMaster wrote: I wish I got exams throughout the year, I get all of mine in one go in the summer. It's a nightmare.

Ouch,. How many do you have to sit? Usually I have four at Christmas and four before the summer. Thankfully this year 2 modules have been combined into one exam, meaning I have one less to sit at Christmas.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-13 14:05:07 Reply

At 11/13/11 01:39 PM, Dean wrote:
At 11/13/11 12:58 PM, TheMaster wrote: I wish I got exams throughout the year, I get all of mine in one go in the summer. It's a nightmare.
Ouch,. How many do you have to sit? Usually I have four at Christmas and four before the summer. Thankfully this year 2 modules have been combined into one exam, meaning I have one less to sit at Christmas.

10 last year, probably roughly the same this year. I had 4 in one day last time.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-13 14:48:52 Reply

At 11/11/11 11:07 AM, Ejit wrote: Does anyone know how strict word counts generally are?

All of mine seem to be plus or minus 10% of the suggested word count.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-14 04:53:47 Reply

At 11/13/11 02:05 PM, TheMaster wrote: I had 4 in one day last time.

I have no idea how you are able to pull that off. That would just be too much for me. I get annoyed if I discover that I have an exam the day after another, forget having multiple on the same day.

Thankfully this semester there's a gap between my exams, providing me with what will probably be needed revision time. I have a nasty habit of not starting my revision until a couple of days before the exam. It hasn't failed me yet, but it does seem like a stupid strategy.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-14 05:27:23 Reply

At 11/14/11 05:21 AM, AngryBombshell wrote: 3-D Foundations,
Design 1
College Algebra
ENG 101
Practical Reasoning
Contemporary Moral Problems

Can someone explain to me how this American system of choosing classes works? None of these classes seem related to me.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-14 09:56:54 Reply

At 11/14/11 05:47 AM, AngryBombshell wrote:
At 11/14/11 05:27 AM, SomaGuye wrote:
At 11/14/11 05:21 AM, AngryBombshell wrote: 3-D Foundations,
Design 1
College Algebra
ENG 101
Practical Reasoning
Contemporary Moral Problems
Can someone explain to me how this American system of choosing classes works? None of these classes seem related to me.
I think that's sarcasm.

It genuinely wasn't. I don't understand, if you're studying art, why are you doing so much of other subjects as well? Here I only study things relevant to my area of study, apart from possibly a couple of electives in later years.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-14 14:06:07 Reply

I have the say, the American system seems insane to me too.

I'm studying physics, why should I have to do modules in unrelated stuff? I'm doing Electromagnetism III, Quantum Mechanics II, Experimental Techniques, Plasma Physics, Physical Optics and Thermodynamics this term. What sense would there be in replacing some of those with foreign languages or English classes? Would just mean there'd be less physics in my physics degree, leaving me a less tempting candidate for a job in that field.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 09:19:24 Reply

It's actually a very good reason for it. You never know what will happen in life so they make sure you are a well rounded individual in most if not all subjects just in case you need to fall back on something. For example if your first interest ends up not being for you then you can turn to almost anything since you already have studied other subjects.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 11:39:59 Reply

But isn't the point of school to give you some experience with everything? The whole point of going to university, in my opinion, is to specialise in one specific subject. That generally seems to be how it works in Britain anyway unless you do some kind of combined studies course.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 12:36:56 Reply

What Dean said, high school is where you get your well roundedness, University is where you specialise in what you would hopefully like to make a career out of, so filling it up with irrelevant classes just puts you behind on your actual subject.

How long is the standard American course anyway?

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 14:44:04 Reply

I can't wait to graduate... and I still have 3 semesters to go (not counting the one I'm finishing up now).


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-15 22:24:32 Reply

At 11/15/11 02:08 PM, AngryBombshell wrote: That's actually grad school where you go on to get a professional degree and licensure. It's another 4-5 years tacked onto to college that not everyone has money for.

Wait so you're telling me that Americans don't even leave College with a proper degree?

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-16 01:53:45 Reply

I go to college, nothing like the good old college. Talk about college all day, weed and college erryday

High school is so shit, never learned anything in high school.

Love my college professors, college is everything and its all I ever talk about these days.

Yes good old college indeed.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-20 11:45:04 Reply

Taking 19 credits (the maximum)... again. Being a music major sucks.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-21 08:28:39 Reply

At 11/21/11 06:08 AM, Ejit wrote: Stats exam...forgot calculator

Poor Ejit. You've not had much luck this semester, have you? In the event that you do happen to forget a calculator, can't you ask for one? I don't think it's something they like having to do, but surly in the event that someone did mistakenly forget to bring a calculator they'd have some to lend you.

I have most of my coursework done now. I even submitted one piece 5 days before the deadline which isn't like me at all. It meant that I got a four day weekend as a result though, which is always worth it. Now I just have some demonstrations to do, documentation to write up and a presentation to give next week.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 18:27:49 Reply

SWEET! My timetable for next semester seems to have been uploaded early. I get Fridays off, so that means a three day weekend. This is pretty awesome news. I just hope that this isn't a draft timetable that eventually gets changed. I've still never seen a draft timetable be changed yet though, so fingers crossed.

In other news, tomorrow I have the last of my coursework demonstrations to do. Next week sometime I have a presentation to give and some group work to hand in. After that I'm essentially a free man until December 5th, which is when my exams start.

How's the revision going folks?


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 19:03:01 Reply

At 11/20/11 12:39 AM, agustana wrote: I'm out for winter break until January.

So jelly. I have classes until December 15th.

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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 19:28:09 Reply

At 11/23/11 07:03 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 11/20/11 12:39 AM, agustana wrote: I'm out for winter break until January.
So jelly. I have classes until December 15th.

Yeah, I'm not done until the 16th.

Then again, I didn't go back until the middle of October. I do 10 week terms, and this week is my 7th. Only get 3 weeks off for Christmas, too. I get 5 at Easter, and 18 over the summer.


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Response to College Life Club 2011-11-23 23:20:17 Reply

At 11/23/11 07:28 PM, TheMaster wrote:
At 11/23/11 07:03 PM, ZJ wrote:
At 11/20/11 12:39 AM, agustana wrote: I'm out for winter break until January.
So jelly. I have classes until December 15th.
Yeah, I'm not done until the 16th.

Then again, I didn't go back until the middle of October. I do 10 week terms, and this week is my 7th. Only get 3 weeks off for Christmas, too. I get 5 at Easter, and 18 over the summer.

I break up on the 16th and get 3 at Christmas, 4 at Easter and 16 at summer, as well as 2 reading weeks. Still loads of holiday compared to school obviously but seems like I'm short compared to you guys.