Discussion in 'Archive: Your Jedi Council Community' started by Nsync-Boy, Jan 3, 2002.
how hard is college?
//encourages the decline.
You've really opened up a can of worms on this one, Lucas...
Harder than anything you can imagine.
did you check My profile or something?
BTW is anyone gonna answer? is college as hard as everyone projects it to be.
I didn't check your profile. I was referring to George Lucas and his decision to put NSync in AOTC.
If you can weasel your talentless arse into my favorite movies in a foul plot to cheesify them to death...
college will be a breeze.
OK that sounds cool.
It isn't hard, but my advice is to
A)Take your core courses (e.g. Math, English Composition, Public Speaking, Basic Computers...) at a community college
B)Go to a good public ubiversity to finish your Bachelor's degree
C)Do your Master's at another good public university.
Don't kill yourself to get a degree from an Ivy League school. It isn't that much better.
I wonder if this is going to become a problem.
Listen to Just_A_Slacker. VERY good advice
You end up with the same degree anyway. It also saves you money which is a BIG plus.
College hasn't been too hard for me. Of course, I have nothing to compare it to really since I was homeschooled and studying has always been a breeze.
Try to take your core curriculum in the first two years. Don't worry about what your major is until you are in the second half of your sophomore year. You will probably change your major numerous times and doing it this way, you won't end up with countless hours of credits that go nowhere.
Well, I donÂ´t know how is it in the US, but here not only it isnÂ´t being hard for me, but actually iÂ´m having a great time at it.
Depends. I pull 14 hours a day at school doing 6 classes, 3 of which are AP's, cheerleading, and rehearsing for the fall/spring play, and THEN going home and doing 4 hours worth of homework. Needless to say, I usually get about 3-5 hours sleep. People who have done the same thing (and are going to the college I'm going to next year) say that college will be easier for me because I'll actually have TIME.
I guess it just depends on your high school experience.
One of the major benefits of college is that the classes you take only meet a few times a week instead of daily. It took me forever to get used to going to college at 9 and being done by noon. You will have a lot of time to get your work done.
A good test of how hard it will be is to ask yourself how much you study now. If you never crack a book, and don't have to, you will probably have a hard time at first. You will adapt. The rule of thumb is that for every 1 hour of class you take (and a full load is 12) you need to spend three hours per week. Therefore, you need to study 36 hours per week to get a decent grade. Of course you could have a mind like my college roomate who never studied and got A's on everything.
I teach at a community college and every fall semester I get a Freshman in my office who complains that high school was nothing like this. Personally, I think one of the major differences is that students are forced to motivate themselves to get their work done, there parents aren't there to make sure they get their work done.
Wait a minute...12 is a full load? Man, at the college I'm going to, we have to take at least 12, average is 14, most allowed is 15. What college do you teach at? I wanna switch.
Depends on what your major is, but if you can handle the workload it's alright. When I went to orientation, they told us for every hour of class, you need two hours of studying (yeah right!). Just remember that the professors don't care if you fail, so just be sure to stay caught up on everything, take notes, come to class and try not to fall asleep.
Most allowed is 15? The minimum I took was 16. I took anywhere from 16-19 hours (I finished in 4 years, so it was worth it).
Community colleges often have students take less credit hours. Although I don't know the exact reason, I suspect it's because a lot of community college students also work, since Mom and Dad are usually complaining that they still live at home.
Average around here seems to be about 16 credit hours, 18 being the max, 15 being the minimum they THINK you should take. Full-time is considered 12 though.
Yo. White-Male is a Nsync-fan. Pass it on!
College is so easy and fun and great. I wish I could stay here forever.
How hard is college?
How much will you give me if I answer?
College = Easy