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  1. #1 And so it begins...my educational journey..a diary 
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    Educational level: Associate's Degree

    Short term goal: BS or BA in Biology

    Long term goal: MS in Biology

    Current Semester: Junior

    Classes taken or in progress (toward BS):

    Microbiology
    Vertebrate Zoology
    Physics I
    General Bio II
    College Algebra
    Principles of Chem I

    Classes needed for BS:

    Cell Biology
    Genetics
    Mammology
    Animal Physiology
    Chem II
    Physics II
    Stats
    Pre-Calc
    Calc
    Gen Bio I (for some reason Gen Bio I didn't transfer ...)
    Ecology
    Plus 3-4 electives...

    Time until graduation (with BS)- 2-3 years





    9/2/10- 2nd week of classes...feeling overwhelmed alreadyy...spent 7-8 hours doing online math homework (I must really love Bio to put myself through this...lol)chem is going to be my most challenging class (one of the classes they use to weed out the intellectually inferior..I'm considered a "Pre-Bio Major" until I pass both Chem I and II)..I have a quiz tomorrow and I'm unsure how well I'll do even though I've been studying all week...love my vertebrate zoology teacher..we've been discussing elasmobrach radiations as well as the heterodont teeth adaptation of modern sharks and differences in caudal fin structure among actinopterygians and the evolution of the jaw from placoderms to members of the Sarcopterygii class...anthropology is interesting..watched a video in which a Hmong shaman beat a drum with beans respresenting the souls of family members on it until they fell into a hole in the center of the drum..aka "sending the soul home"...the length of time it takes is equal to the degree to which one's soul is "lost"...class lasts 3 hours... ...my roomate is a chem major who suffers from asbergers and autism but seems like a good guy...he always says inappropriate things but hell...he's a chem major and helps me with my homework; so I forgive him...


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    9/3/2010- Failed my first chem quiz because I misread one question and forgot to subtract the volume of an object from the total volume of a container and an object to get the density in another problem.. ...luckily it was only worth 25 points...I'm going to pay more attention next time...I need at least a C in order to be able to continue being a Bio major...


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    9/4/10- Found out I have a TA (grad student) as a Chem Lab professor..she's 2 years younger than me and cute...I think I want to be the teacher's pet ...thinking about whether or not to do work study this semester as chem and algebra homework is drowning me...next semester chem will be my only math related class...I may go for the BA for now and worry about grad school pre-reqs later on after I save some cash...
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    9-6-10: Writing my first lab report today. Don't have too much homework. Feeling happy.
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    9-11-10-Met a really cute girl on wednesday..have been texting her today...she seems to want only sex and no relationship...this is what most guys would kill for..but idk..kinda like this gal and wanted to date...but it's up to her i guess...time will tell...have another lab report to do, algebra homework and online chemistry homework to do...
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    If you're good in the sack, she'll call back. It's really that simple. Don't waste a free lunch just because you want large banquets and family and crap. Just my 2 cents.

    Really cute girl.
    You like her, so have been texting her.
    She's into you, and wants sex.
    Your response?
    Gosh, I dunno. I'd like an emotional connection first...

    You're about to fall off the evolutionary ladder with that mentality, friend.
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    Quote Originally Posted by inow
    If you're good in the sack, she'll call back. It's really that simple. Don't waste a free lunch just because you want large banquets and family and crap. Just my 2 cents.

    Really cute girl.
    You like her, so have been texting her.
    She's into you, and wants sex.
    Your response?
    Gosh, I dunno. I'd like an emotional connection first...

    You're about to fall off the evolutionary ladder with that mentality, friend.
    Haha..NOOOOO don't get me wrong...I told her I'm ok with whatever she wants to do...I'm definitely not turning her down..it's just that she told me upfront she doesn't want a relationship (she brought it up)..which I found strange...
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    Haha, idk inow, it might be evolutionary beneficial not to jump into the sac with every possible girl if there's a possibility she could be a giant sac of venereal diseases. That tendency to stigmatize female promiscuity has to come from somewhere .

    Although, I'm not much one to talk, I'll sleep with anyone with a full head of hair and functional genitalia.
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    haha..seriously?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    haha..seriously?
    I suppose I should amend that to, I'll sleep with anyone with a full head of hair and functional genitalia, who will have me.
    "I almost went to bed
    without remembering
    the four white violets
    I put in the button-hole
    of your green sweater

    and how i kissed you then
    and you kissed me
    shy as though I'd
    never been your lover "
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    It happens....
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    9-17-10: Took first chem test and got a 53. Feeling down but I know it was my fault for not studying. I mistakenly assumed that doing the online homework problems would be enough test prep...nope..I have to do problem sets, attend study sessions and read the book...this weekend my homework is: study vertebrate zoology, do absolute value equations for algebra, chem homework (takes about 5 hours to complete...) and read 2 chem chapters...I've got to up my game...
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    You can do it, Gottspieler!

    Aim for more like 73, at least :-D

    xx
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    Or... Aim for 100, and maybe you'll get the 73 instead...
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    9-17-10 (10:25...the first post was from practically yesterday...)- Woke up early and feeling refreshed..discovered that my nihilistic worldview is part of my problem..I need to learn to appreciate even having the opportunity to be in school right now and be glad that the government is paying for 95% of it ...I just need to find a purpose and a goal and then I'll be more motivated to do well..felt like I was walking around with blinders on and that I was alone last week...but I refuse to allow my emotions to interfere with my education anymore...instead of spending time worrying and sulking I'm planning on pretending that school is a full-time job (which it kinda is) and that I must spend at least 4-5 hours a day putting in work...
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    Quote Originally Posted by tridimity
    You can do it, Gottspieler!

    Aim for more like 73, at least :-D

    xx
    Haha..I'll do it... if I would have gotten maybe three more problems right I definitely could have gotten a C. Many are worth 6-8 points each.
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    Got test back..lol..guess what? Lost 7 points due to a botched attempt at converting Kelvin to Fahrenheit ...lost 3 points for thinking that v+m*d instead of dividing...lost 6 points for erasing the right answer on a question due to second guessing myself...lost 8 points because I misread two simple multiple choice questions...so..I could have had a 77...
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    9-26-10- met another cute girl the other day (the girl i mentioned in an earlier post just wants to" be friends" atm and hooked up with her ex last night..) who came over to watch a movie with me it went well...starting to get the hang of general chem now (i hope..lol..don't wanna jinx it )...took vertebrate zoology test last wekk and still waiting on results...went to international fest today ( a yearly celebration of cultures from around the world at my school..with people from lebanon, africa, israel, iran, germany, france, turkey, spain, portugal, italy, egypt, mexico and even some navajo were there...) and bought a gyro from the lebanon booth..the navajo booth had a piece of pottery on display with talking god and first woman painted on it...but they wouldn't sell it to me
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    10-1-10- Neglected to do chem homework so got a low score but did better on my 2nd quiz than the 1st ...got a B on my math test...found out we have a native american club here at school..might want to join so I can practive learning navajo...
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    10-4-10: Lots of chem homework..read 3 chapters of vertebrate zoology..learning about Peolobatidae, Hylidae and such...
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    10-7-10- Got prescribed adderall. Maybe it'll help me..maybe not..we will see...
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    10-11-10:

    Grades thus far (approaching midterm)= Intro to Anthro-B, Algebra-B, Vertebrate Zoology-uncertain, Chemistry-F


    I have three options...1.) work my ass off and try to get a C in Chem (unlikely at this point but possible) 2.)change my major to Anthropology and minor in Bio and then do graduate studies in Primatology or 3.) remain a Bio major and take Chem 1251 over next semester but risk failing again and getting kicked out of school..perhaps permanently....
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    10-13-10- talked to a girl in vertebrate zoology who told me how to do well in chemistry..she told me that she failed her first time taking it just because she focused on the book rather than problem sets...I'm working on the problem sets assigned to me at the moment and have been corresponding with my teacher via e-mail...things are looking up...slightly
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    focused on the book rather than problem sets
    Has it ever occured to you to focus on the knowledge and the appropriate skills? You seem to follow a 'learn by rote' approach, rather than actually gaining an understanding of principles involved. Focusing on the problem sets will work in as much as it will help develop requisite skills and recognition of when and where to use specific skills and knowledge, but you will get there faster if you start out with those as the goals.
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    You're right.
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    10-25-10:

    Ok..so now I'm an Anthro major..lol...I plan to save some money and get my Bio degree later on in life. I am still taking some Bio courses at the moment (vertebrate zoology/mammology,etc) but they are geared toward a career in biological Anthro....I would need 2-4 chem classes and stats for grad school and maybe 5 more Bio courses...I love Bio but I need to work on my math skills before I can excell...
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    I was wondering how you were doing, you hadn't posted in a while. Always remember, 'there's more than one way to market'

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    Thanks cutie :P

    10-26-10- Got a B on my Zoology Lab Quiz! Going to talk to my advisor tomorrow to schedule classes for next semester...ideally I'll be taking South American Prehistory, Biological Anthro, Indigenous Peoples of America and a Bio elective (they aren't offering many this semester..but I'm trying to get into Ornithology).
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    10-29-10:

    Went to gym and did seated curls with 65 pound dumbbells!!! Feeling good - I am reading Human by Michael Gazzaniga for fun because I don't have much homework to do.
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    11-3-10: Got a B on my 2nd lecture exam in Vertebrate Zoology! Excited about registering for classes for next semester next week. :P
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    Well done gottspieler! 8)
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    Quote Originally Posted by tridimity
    I was wondering how you were doing, you hadn't posted in a while. Always remember, 'there's more than one way to market'

    Best wishes,

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    I very much agree and believe that getting my BA in Anthro will prepare me for my future academic adventures. I'm taking a basic Algebra class now and I may take pre-calc to get it out of the way in a few semesters. So all that I'd then need to get into Grad school for Bio would be 1.5 years of Chem, maybe 4 Bio classes and stats...
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    11-12-10: Still waiting to get permission to take Ornithology. The teacher said he would allow me to take the course last week but is slow in answering my e-mails (didn't flood him with them...just sent him a reminder 3 days after registration opened). Got into Archaeology and Biological Anthro as well as a course entitled "Walk, Jog, Run" for 1 credit hour..lol..I need to bring up my GPA.
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    11-15-10: Still awaiting a response from professor. It has been 5 days..doesn't surprise me though because the last time I sent him an e-mail it took over a week to get an answer..kinda pissed b/c he said he'd grant me permission to take the course yet I don't see how I will be able to since it is already 5 over capacity...the longer he waits to respond, the less likely I'll be able to get in...unfair b/c I e-mailed him a month before registration but I had to send two e-mail in order for him to understand what I desired..his first response was "oh, you should be ok to register"..well..not so...then, in response to e-mail number two, "ok, give me your student ID number and I'll add you"...that was 6 days ago...maybe I should just call his office...
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    what about going to see him during visiting hours.
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    He's rarely at school..teaching is a rarity for him...he mostly does research...
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    pfft..researchers...

    good luck then.
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    I left him a voicemail this morning...still no response other than a mass e-mail which didn't directly address me or my problem. Oh and in said e-mail he announced that this will be the last semester he'll be teaching here..just fucking great..not only will I not get the chance to take his class this semester..I may NEVER get a chance to take Ornithology because it is a special topic course here and offered on demand...meaning that there won't be a big rush to find a replacement teacher...
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    11-16-10: Good news everyone! (in best Farnsworth impression)...got into Ornithology!!!
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    11-14-10: Asked for permission to get into Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy today...was told to send the teacher an e-mail...she let me into her classes before, so I'm sure she will let me in if she has room.. :P

    So, by the time I get my B.A. in Anthro/Minor in Bio I likely will have taken (asterisk denotes classes not yet taken):


    Gen Bio I(4)
    Gen Bio II(4)
    Microbiology(4)
    Vertebrate Zoology(4)
    *Ornithology(3) (registered for)
    *Mammalogy(4)
    *Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy(4) (practically registered for)
    *Evolution (4)

    I will have basically enough Bio credit hours for a B.A. in Bio (1 hour short)...yet the school requires people to take Cell Bio, Genetics, Ecology, and Animal Physiology as well as 12 hours of Chemistry to obtain that degree... Oh well..I can always either go back to school later on or become a Primatologist/teacher with my Anthro degree after I get my Master's...
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    Damn..still on the fence when it comes to being a Bio major...I keep going back and forth between Anthro and Bio...all because of Chemistry...if it weren't for Chem my mind would be made up in favor of Bio...but I don't want to risk getting kicked out of school if I fail again...on the last test,my friend told me that a guy who had a 94 overall in the class got a 60...I know I could get a B on Test 1 and at least a C on test 2 but am uncertain about Test 3, 4 and the Final. Damn this is hard...
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    Just discovered this thread... Looks like we'll be taking Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy together next semester. I really, really wanted Ornithology but the cap is only 13 and it filled before I could register. :-P

    I had the Gen Bios covered with AP credit from high school, no microbio exactly but I'm taking Microbial Ecology next semester, and I've taken Evolution. And a bunch of other stuff. haha.
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    Cool. I took micro last year. I got into 2 anthro classes along with my Bio courses next semester. Hoping to take Animal Behaviour and Mammalogy before I graduate.
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    mammology. Do you study tits there?
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    11/30/10:Still waiting to see if I can take Comparative Vertebrate Zoology...
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    12-6-10: May hold off on Comparative for a semester or two...unsure how I did on Vertebrate Zoology Exam 3 (there are only three...so far my grades are 56/82 and...who knows?) The good news is that if I don't do well on this test I can elect to take the comprehensive final to up my grade and or write a 4-page paper...I've worked things out and if I got a 65 on test 3, my grade will be a C (exam one was only counted for half-credit). Still, not too bad for my first semester here I guess...it is a challenge...
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    May I suggest a book that will help with your grades? "What Smart Students Know: Maximum Grades. Optimum Learning. Minimum Time" by Adam Robsinson. It's one of the best how-to-study books I've come across.

    http://www.amazon.com/What-Smart-Stu.../dp/0517880857
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    Got my C. For Lecture exam 3. Have to take lab final today.
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    Thanks for the book recommendation, however, it is highly biased toward students who care about achieiving success in life:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RrreVthWRY

    If the link is removed for some reason, go to youtube and type in "In The Know: Are Tests Biased Against Students Who Don't Give A Shit? "
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    Final Grades:

    Chem 1251: F

    Vertebrate Zoology: C

    Intro to Anthro: B

    On probation next semester...need two B's and two C's minimum to get my gpa back up to a 2.0.. :? I can retake Chem for a grade replacement but idk if it's such a good idea right now...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Final Grades:

    Chem 1251: F

    Vertebrate Zoology: C

    Intro to Anthro: B

    On probation next semester...need two B's and two C's minimum to get my gpa back up to a 2.0.. :? I can retake Chem for a grade replacement but idk if it's such a good idea right now...
    Chemistry was always the bane of my college years too- I had to repeat more than one chemistry exam. I suggest a good tutor to help with the areas you're finding most difficult.
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    12-28-10: Having a good Christmas break. Went to WV to visit parents. Bought a 1100 page book about the history of Europe. Got a 2010 US Mint Proof Coin Set from the mother of an old family friend.
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    You should go on youtube for chemistry tutoring, helped me alot. They dumb it down alot too in some of the videos lol.
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    Hello gottspieler, I am new to this forum and was reading your educational goals and it appears we are on a similar track. I am beginning my junior year of my undergrad in general biology. What will be your area of focus when you enter grad school? The chemistry professors at my college are not very nice, lol.
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    Evolutionary biology/history/diseases/ancient cultures interest me. So I may just take the Anthro track.
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    That's great!! One of my lab partners from last semester was on the anthropology track; fascinating stuff.
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    Cool. What do you want to do in grad school?
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    Well, I'm not 100% sure yet, but I'm leaning toward something with microbiology; that's pretty vague, I know, lol. Other than that, I'm just trying to learn everything that I possibly can in terms of science. I have completed all of my general education electives so, right now, it's just bio, chem and math classes for me.

    It's tough because, aside from a friend of mine who is in med school, and we don't even talk that often, I don't know anyone who is a bio major. My professors are always telling the classes how important it is to discuss what we are learning with other people because it helps to learn the material. Unfortunately, 95% of the people that I know either have no idea what I am talking about, or they couldn't care less...
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    I'm having the same problem ^^ none of my friends care to talk about science, they are all pesky business/econ majors and the people in my classes are mostly just looking to get through school...not discuss recent scientific breakthroughs (
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    I find the same issue with my fellow students; it's as if they do not have the same passion for science that I have and they are just going through the motions. When I'm not in class, I'm either reading about science, watching videos about science, or taking pictures and videos on my microscope.
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    You have your own microscope!? Thats awesome, you should post some pics that you have taken.
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    BTW does anyone know if its possible to take O.chem, biophysics, genetics, and Population Evolution all in one semester? Thats my schedule starting in 2 weeks, should I drop a course and take an elective instead? Im just worried that it might be too overwhelming...
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    Yep, I own an awesome compound microscope that has an LCD digital screen in lieu of an eyepiece!! It has has the typical objective lenses, but the digital zoom allows me to magnify by 1600x. I can take pics and video... Do I need to host the pics to post them on here? I can send you a link to a video I posted on youtube.com awhile back:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12eVwRUbaMk

    As for the question about your classes, what are your grades like? If you're doing well, then you have to ask yourself if you want to risk lowering your GPA in case you've taken on too much. I haven't gotten to organic chem yet, but I heard it's a lot of work.
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    ya im gonna take an easy elective instead of genetics...thx
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    That's a smart idea... I took an art class for the same reason and I got an "A," lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Thanks for the book recommendation, however, it is highly biased toward students who care about achieiving success in life:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2RrreVthWRY

    If the link is removed for some reason, go to youtube and type in "In The Know: Are Tests Biased Against Students Who Don't Give A Shit? "
    That's a strange reply. Maybe I missed something (I didn't watch the youtube video as I'm on dialup).

    Anyway, with the best of intentions I just thought I'd give you a lead on a resource I found very useful (straight A's so far). Good luck in your future studies.
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    It was a joke. The link explains it.
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    (I didn't watch the youtube video as I'm on dialup).
    Haha where do they have dial-up anymore?

    Gottspieler i read this and have been following the format, i consider this to be one of the best books out there on getting good grades and it has definitely helped me along with lots of starbucks.
    http://www.amazon.com/What-Smart-Stu...4366112&sr=8-9

    Btw does the adderall help you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    i consider this to be one of the best books out there on getting good grades and it has definitely helped me along with lots of starbucks.
    http://www.amazon.com/What-Smart-Stu...4366112&sr=8-9
    I just requested it for Kindle, I hope the publisher makes it available soon. I've been supplementing my studying with a flashcard app on my iTouch and ever since I've been using it, I've never received less than an "A" on a test or exam. Of course, the flashcards don't seem to help for math, so, my cumulative GPA is only a 3.87.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    It was a joke. The link explains it.
    Ah! I wish I could have watched the link.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    Haha where do they have dial-up anymore?
    I'm in a sparsely-populated area in rural Alberta, Canada. Not even the aircards work where I am, as my house is surrounded by too many trees! My neighbors just down the road can get it, but unfortunately I can't at the moment.

    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    Gottspieler i read this and have been following the format, i consider this to be one of the best books out there on getting good grades and it has definitely helped me along with lots of starbucks.
    http://www.amazon.com/What-Smart-Stu...4366112&sr=8-9
    That's the same book I recommended. Good to see that other people have found it, too. It's terrific! Harry Lorayne's memory techniques are also very helpful. I used them to remember tons of stuff for biology class.
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    s*** i posted the wrong link for the book guys, its actually this:
    http://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Str...4429877&sr=1-5
    and there is a kindle version, in fact I read the kindle version.
    both are probably pretty close though...
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    I'm in a sparsely-populated area in rural Alberta, Canada. Not even the aircards work where I am, as my house is surrounded by too many trees! My neighbors just down the road can get it, but unfortunately I can't at the moment.
    Wow thats awesome. My mission later in life is to build a cabin somewhere in the deep woods and live there away from all humanity with my wife and DMT oh and wireless fiberoptics. Where do you go to school?>
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    Where do you go to school?>
    I'm working on a General Science degree through Athabasca University: http://www.athabascau.ca/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillian
    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    i consider this to be one of the best books out there on getting good grades and it has definitely helped me along with lots of starbucks.
    http://www.amazon.com/What-Smart-Stu...4366112&sr=8-9
    I just requested it for Kindle, I hope the publisher makes it available soon. I've been supplementing my studying with a flashcard app on my iTouch and ever since I've been using it, I've never received less than an "A" on a test or exam. Of course, the flashcards don't seem to help for math, so, my cumulative GPA is only a 3.87.

    ONLY?! Are you freakin' kidding me? lol...I'd die for that GPA.
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    Well, I was hoping to keep it at 3.9, so it's beneath my personal goal. Are you using flashcards?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    s*** i posted the wrong link for the book guys, its actually this:
    http://www.amazon.com/How-Become-Str...4429877&sr=1-5
    and there is a kindle version, in fact I read the kindle version.
    both are probably pretty close though...
    I just bought it for Kindle!! Thanks for the updated link... Maybe I can spend less time studying now, lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trillian
    Well, I was hoping to keep it at 3.9, so it's beneath my personal goal. Are you using flashcards?
    I did for Zoology.
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    Pre-registered for next semester.

    Next semester's schedule:

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    Grades are currently B, C, C. If I do well on finals I can probably get all B's.
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    Good for you!

    I'm only doing a BA part time for fun, but I've registered for a course on sexuality and identity politics as well as a course on Helenistic, Roman, and Medieval political philosophy. Next winter I'm registered for a course in Canadian public policy and society, then I'm done my B.A. and I guess I'll hang it next to my B.Sci to confuse people.
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    Shit..may retake Chemistry for a grade replacement...I can't stop lovin' Bio. I only need 3 Chem's, Stats, Pre-Calc and 5-6 more Bio classes for a B.A in Bio if I choose to go that route...just wish I could take Chem without the required labs..lol...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Shit..may retake Chemistry for a grade replacement...I can't stop lovin' Bio. I only need 3 Chem's, Stats, Pre-Calc and 5-6 more Bio classes for a B.A in Bio if I choose to go that route...just wish I could take Chem without the required labs..lol...
    general chemistry? you need to know that stuff!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dkav
    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Shit..may retake Chemistry for a grade replacement...I can't stop lovin' Bio. I only need 3 Chem's, Stats, Pre-Calc and 5-6 more Bio classes for a B.A in Bio if I choose to go that route...just wish I could take Chem without the required labs..lol...
    general chemistry? you need to know that stuff!
    Yea, to major in Bio..currently am an Anthro major/Bio minor but thinking of doing the reverse now (Bio major/Anthro minor)...
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    Fark..I don't know if I'm taking Chem again or not....it can be difficult to keep up with...butttttttt..if I succeed...well i'd be veryyyyy happy about it....and then after 2 semesters I could take Cell Bio and Genetics..
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Fark..I don't know if I'm taking Chem again or not....it can be difficult to keep up with...butttttttt..if I succeed...well i'd be veryyyyy happy about it....and then after 2 semesters I could take Cell Bio and Genetics..
    take it! gen.chem is a pre-requisite for life.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Shit..may retake Chemistry for a grade replacement...I can't stop lovin' Bio. I only need 3 Chem's, Stats, Pre-Calc and 5-6 more Bio classes for a B.A in Bio if I choose to go that route...just wish I could take Chem without the required labs..lol...
    Only pre-calculus is required? I'm taking a 2nd-year ecology class right now that's using some basic calculus (simple derivatives). I recommend taking at least one semester of calc if you go for the biology degree, because it will come in handy.
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    Calc-1, Calc-2, Linear Algebra, and Stats were all required for my degree. But Calc-1 is the only one I ever used along the way, and that was in a course on enzyme kinetics. (I suppose I used stats a lot because it is ubiquitous)
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsloan
    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    Shit..may retake Chemistry for a grade replacement...I can't stop lovin' Bio. I only need 3 Chem's, Stats, Pre-Calc and 5-6 more Bio classes for a B.A in Bio if I choose to go that route...just wish I could take Chem without the required labs..lol...
    Only pre-calculus is required? I'm taking a 2nd-year ecology class right now that's using some basic calculus (simple derivatives). I recommend taking at least one semester of calc if you go for the biology degree, because it will come in handy.
    Well the BS requires Physics I, II and 2 years of Chem along with Stats and Pre-Calc and Calc.

    The BA requires on 1.5 semesters of Chem, Stats and Pre-Calc along with the required Bio courses, of course.
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    After writing a 7 page paper for Anthro, a 5 page paper for Ornithology, a 6 page paper for Ornithology lab, a 6 page paper for Anthro and an annotated Bibliography for Anthro, I think this is enough work for me. I don't think I could handle Chem in addition..so I'll stick with Anthro; at least as an undegrad...a Bio minor is enough for now...more than enough...
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    My thirst for knowledge will lead to a graduate degree in Bio eventually. I will take a year of Chem and a Stats class along with 2-3 Bio courses post-undergrad. But I think getting a degree period is the first thing I must do.
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    nice plan, while I on the other hand just like to conduct self study ventures :-D
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    I just appled for an internship at the Carolina Raptor Center to help rehabilitate birds over the summer. Wish me luck!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gottspieler
    After writing a 7 page paper for Anthro, a 5 page paper for Ornithology, a 6 page paper for Ornithology lab, a 6 page paper for Anthro and an annotated Bibliography for Anthro, I think this is enough work for me....
    what are you doing tomorrow?
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