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Keyan Farlander
03-09-2001, 12:45 AM
This thread is meant for talking about college. If you have been to college or are in college now, read on.

I want to know what you think about college. I'm not talking about partying or meeting people, or any of that, I am just talking about the classes. I have to say, I hate it. There is nothing but an endless amount of work that couldn't be about more boring things. What do you guys think? I am especially interested in hearing from anyone who LIKES college. So...anyone?

Zargon
03-09-2001, 01:27 AM
damn, sorry, I hate it also, it sucks.

Rogue 9
03-09-2001, 02:21 AM
I work on Computers all day at work and I goto Computer Classes at School, I Like college... http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Keyan Farlander
03-09-2001, 02:24 AM
Originally posted by Zargon:
damn, sorry, I hate it also, it sucks.

What do you study?

guildenstern
03-09-2001, 02:52 AM
I've been in college, and am now in university. I've gotta say I agree with you, Keyan. The work is definitely endless, and there is too much to sanely do in the amount of time you are given.
I'm surprised I haven't had a nervous breakdown yet, but I guess there is still a month of classes left...

emupiett
03-09-2001, 03:02 AM
Actually, I don't think it is too bad. Yeah, there is a lot of work, but I really enjoy th e fact that we get to plan our own schedules, decide what to do with our own time (the freedom, basically). I also do kind of enjoy my classes as well because I'm a music major and enjoy any kind of music class.

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Zargon
03-09-2001, 04:30 AM
Originally posted by Keyan Farlander:
What do you study?

I am currently studying business, sorta. I WANT to go to culinary school, but can't till after next year cause I have an apt lease in town here.......I also woudl love to take some programming classes but they never seem to fit my schedule....

Fondas
03-09-2001, 05:02 AM
Would you please do me a favour ?

Since I don't know how does the US educational system work, please explain the difference of college and university

Rogue 9
03-09-2001, 05:05 AM
A University Costs More and Looks Better on your Resume

Keyan Farlander
03-09-2001, 12:27 PM
Well, Fondas, they CAN be the same here. But "college" can refer to a 2-year school as well. "University" refers to a 4-year school (as can "college"). Obviously you don't have to finish either in that amount of time, but most people do.

emupiett - I am so envious! I would give my right arm to be a music major (well, probably not, since then I couldn't play anything http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif) What do you study?

emupiett
03-09-2001, 01:12 PM
Fondas, also Universities usually mean that there are a bunch of schools for different subjects there, as well.

Keyan, I'm studying music composition. I also play the trombone. I want to be a film scorer, though.

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Keyan Farlander
03-09-2001, 02:22 PM
Composing is what I love best too! I'd love to see some things you have written!

Andromeda
03-09-2001, 02:29 PM
well, call me crazy if you want, but i love college. granted, i've only actually been in college since January, thanks to my little bout with mono, but i really like it. some of my classes are a lot of work, and some of them i don't really like, but overall i'm very happy to be in school again. i mean, i get to look at smelly bacteria under a microscope! what could be better? http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/rolleyes.gif http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

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Keyan Farlander
03-09-2001, 03:04 PM
Yeah - you're crazy http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/smile.gif

Really though, it's nice to see somebody who enjoys her studies. I wish I could get into computer engineering like that, but it really is pretty boring. And maybe it's my imagination, but it seems like my profs ENJOY tormenting us. He gives us a piece of paper with an huge, elaborate circuit drawn on it. He says to find the voltages and currents across every branch of the circuit. I say, "It would take me 2 hours to figure that out!" He smiles and says, "You have 50 minutes - begin." AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!

emupiett
03-09-2001, 07:40 PM
Hey Keyan, about sending you some stuff I wrote. . . Do you have any musical notation software? I want to send you some things but want to know if I should make them Midis.

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Jem
03-09-2001, 08:04 PM
Originally posted by Keyan Farlander:
There is nothing but an endless amount of work that couldn't be about more boring things.

That is the meaning of life...(also reproducing and dying).

Gold leader
03-09-2001, 08:25 PM
I have some pretty boring classes, but there are enough that are quite interesting. One of my subjects, introduction to space technology, is given by 5 different teachers. Then it's easy to see that the quality of the classes strongly depends on the quality of the teacher.
For the school project I'm currently working on (with 6 fellow students) we had to determine the orbit deviations of a geostationairy satellite, caused by perturbation forces from the solar pressure and solar gravity. We had to write a simulation program in Fortran 90 that calculates those deviations. Can you imagine? Fortran 90! All the formulas we needed were neither just given, nor were we told where we could find them. We were supposed to find them all by ourselves. The report of this project has to be finished on Tuesday. That I've had kind of the same AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! experience is easy to understand.

Keyan Farlander
03-09-2001, 08:58 PM
Originally posted by emupiett:
Hey Keyan, about sending you some stuff I wrote. . . Do you have any musical notation software? I want to send you some things but want to know if I should make them Midis.


I have Encore.

edlib
03-09-2001, 11:12 PM
Done with college. Had a good time for the most part. There were moments of high stress that kinda sucked. I too went to a music school (in Boston, rhymes with another prestegious school on the other coast near San Fran)Learned some stuff, made some friends, left with some contacts. That's really the best anybody can expect out of college in my opinion. If you manage to get more than that out of your time, then you are really doing well for yourself. I think most people come to school with expectations set too high (or for some of the die-hard party-animals, too low) If you can learn how to learn, and figured out what you want to be when you grow up, then you've gotten everything you can hope to out of our educational system. That my two cents (far more than what it's worth, actually)But I thought you might like to hear the prespective of someone who's been away from it for a while.

emupiett
03-09-2001, 11:46 PM
Originally posted by Keyan Farlander:
I have Encore.



Excellent! That is the one I have as well.


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Rogue 9
03-09-2001, 11:49 PM
*Ponders Posting Imperial March in Topic*

edlib
03-10-2001, 12:32 AM
*Ponders Posting Imperial March in Topic*

Go ahead, make my day. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/wink.gif Actually if you hum a few bars I can fake it... http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Honestly, I love that tune. The best thing John Williams has ever written.

Keyan Farlander
03-10-2001, 01:42 AM
Originally posted by emupiett:
Excellent! That is the one I have as well.



Well, send me some stuff!

graye@erols.com

I'd send you some of mine, but I lost it all in a virus attack last year. I have them printed, but haven't gotten around to entering them back into my computer yet. Maybe I'll compose something new over spring break...

Taarkin
03-10-2001, 04:00 AM
I had MS Studio and insterted random symbol-thingies(I don't even know what they're called, much less what they mean) and it sounded pretty sweet http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/biggrin.gif

Recently, I've started getting letters from some liberal arts colleges in New York(?!) asking me to join their newsletter.

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Zargon
03-10-2001, 04:20 AM
Originally posted by Keyan Farlander:
Well, Fondas, they CAN be the same here. But "college" can refer to a 2-year school as well. "University" refers to a 4-year school (as can "college"). Obviously you don't have to finish either in that amount of time, but most people do.

These days its a bit different as I understand it.........

College is more like a LAS school...where University is a full school with more than one college in it. Like Engineering, Law, buisness, las...

Rogue 9
03-10-2001, 04:24 AM
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Keyan Farlander
03-10-2001, 04:28 AM
There are lots of ways to use the word. I think that one is a little less common, though. The two-year things I was talking about are community colleges, of course.

Ham Yoyo
03-10-2001, 06:56 AM
I hate it also, it sucks. Way too much work. I'm studying computers and it is no game playing.


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Flying Beastie
03-10-2001, 06:12 PM
The purpose of the School System is to perpetuate society, to turn people into productive, non-questioning workers able to remember and repeat facts and orders and to turn out eight pages of gibberish on command.

"Learning" is what you do on your own time.

That said however, I'm <strike>enjoying</strike> tolerating University life. Most of my classes are easy, I generally only have one dictatorial idiot-teacher per semester, and, as I've said before, there's a babe in my English Lit. class. http://www.xwingalliance.com/forums/cool.gif

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