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The Student Lounge Thread.

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Discussion' started by #chelloressurection, Sep 7, 2011.

  1. Zenotwapal

    Zenotwapal have a drink on me

    I took my first college test a week ago and got the results back. It was in Introduction to Fine Arts (I'm a Nursing Major but I have to have one fine arts course as the State mandates this).

    I got a 126 out of 200. Not stellar but not horrible, considering I never did not study all that well for it.
     
  2. General Nonsense

    General Nonsense Star Glider

    I have soooo much reading to do. I really wish I had more problems to do and less reading.
     
  3. The first batch of tests at Uni are coming up in less than a month, the first week of October. I've already began preparations for them. They're only going to be mocks, the real thing is in January, but I want to do good, doesn't make sense taking it for granted.
     
  4. ebevan91

    ebevan91 Well-Known Member

    I had to do that in a high school biology class many years ago. Except it wasn't 50, more like 20 and we had a partner.
     
  5. Rakansen

    Rakansen ラルフ

    That reminds me of when my little sister was in first grade six years ago (FIRST GRADE!!). She had this project where she had to catch several bugs and pin them down to a piece of styrofoam.

    We caught a grasshopper, pinned it down, and it was still alive for a few days...

    Yeah.

    :::

    I'm so happy tomorrow's Friday! It is also the first day of the gamers' club, so that's interesting. I won't be at school though on Monday because we have to go down to SoCal to drop off my older sister who's going to college now.
     
  6. Tiffany

    Tiffany Staff Member Super Mod

    I apply in less than two weeks and I'm like !!! because money and ugh
     
  7. Kamran11

    Kamran11 Well-Known Member

    I actually like learning, i read plenty of books for fun and to educate myself, and i enjoy learning from others and experiences, but school really depresses me im a senior in high school. I plan on going to college but i really dont know how im gonna stick it out .
     
  8. Wizardly Oz

    Wizardly Oz Scholar of Insects

    Collecting the specimens isn't the difficult part (generally speaking, and Varamus provided a lengthy list of catchable critters. Personally, I love invertebrates and handle them often). The difficult part for me would be killing the specimens for display. .___. If I step on a snail, I cry.


    Which is precisely why the specimens must be killed before the pinning process :B


    What aspect of school is depressing? Sincerely, academic duress can get me down in the dumps, when numerous responsibilities stretch me out too thin, like "butter spread over too much bread." Most students relate, and more importantly, in time, we learn to adjust.
     
  9. varanus_komodoensis

    varanus_komodoensis they call me Varanus

    Yeah, you avoid that by soaking a cotton ball in ethanol, putting the cotton ball in a bottle with a cap, and then putting the insects in the bottle. That will kill them, and then you're not torturing them when you pin them down.

    I'm the same way. I'm a biologist and I love all bugs and invertebrates, but it's hard for me to kill them :( But you have to do it if you want to learn about them.
     
  10. Peter Quill

    Peter Quill star-lord

    University is actually so much work and all the other first year students are feeling it.

    So glad I'm taking French and German this semester or else I'd be dead with an actual 5 course load.
     
  11. ebevan91

    ebevan91 Well-Known Member

    Ugh... one of my online classes hasn't posted any assignments in the last 2 weeks. I wonder what the deal is. I almost forgot I was taking that class because of that.
     
  12. Kamran11

    Kamran11 Well-Known Member

    Pretty much the academic pressure gets overwhelming for me and im trying to maintain good grades ,but i really have a hard time adjusting to how these teachers teach. Example: Im pretty shy and it makes me very anxious in many situations, but some teachers base their class on participation(presentations, asking questions) and discussion which is difficult for me.
     
  13. crobatman

    crobatman Well-Known Member

    One thing I want to get is a Tablet, but there are so many out in the market. I think they can be good for school, due to their portability. They weigh less than laptops too. I am considering an iPad Mini.

    However, what do you guys think is the best tablet? Is there a tablet better than the iPad?
     
  14. Wizardly Oz

    Wizardly Oz Scholar of Insects

    I am currently revising an arthropod identification guide. The project abstains from killing the specimen before study and photography, so its process is almost entirely catch and release. But it's only prolonging the inevitable - sometime soon, I know I will have to set out pitfall traps and kill the specimens myself.

    Mmmm as an introvert myself, I completely understand. Speaking to a crowd is difficult; actually, most people don't find it easy, and some are just good at being able to hide or subdue the nervous turmoil within. But don't let your situation in senior year dampen your optimism for the future. College is much different than high school. You have the ability to take classes more suited to your liking, and I have never taken a discussion-intensive class. You will find there are probably internships available which entail constructive interaction with other people that is fun, not daunting or stressful. What are you interested in studying?
     
  15. crobatman

    crobatman Well-Known Member

    Oh yeah, I am Biology graduate too. I really enjoyed my studies. The field classes were way better than the lab classes in my opinion. I loved being able to outside the normal classroom. I had a research project to measure the Electrochemistry between Ponds and Streams. It was fun! We got to shock fish, get samples of sediments, measure dissolved oxygen content. Biology is amazing!

    Right now, I am pursuing a Masters of Public Health in Nutrition. The classes are all online, so that gives me a chance to find a job somewhere. I really trying to boos up my resume. I WANT A JOB!
     
  16. Wizardly Oz

    Wizardly Oz Scholar of Insects

    Field work is super fun! I find it baffling that many of my science peers haven't pursued internships and the like to get down and dirty with the stuff they love. I very much wanted to take a dedicated field class on birds, but alas -- the stupid upperclassmen get priority enrollment, and I couldn't get in. Ah well, 'tis the life of a lower division undergraduate. I am taking an upper division entomology class, though, only because the professor made an exception. Hopefully the entomology class will entail more hands-on work.
    I might get a job dissecting insects....... a long as I do not have to kill anything, I will be quite pleased.
     
  17. Rakansen

    Rakansen ラルフ

    Yeah, I remember doing that, I vaguely remember why we couldn't for the grasshopper, though. :(

    :::

    Today was quite interesting. When my friends and I went to the locker room for Physical Education, we noticed that the air felt stuffy and smelly, the next thing we know the teachers told my class to change as quickly as we can because security was going to inspect the lockers. Apparently someone brought cannabis to school and smoked it in the locker room. Yeah.

    After school was the first gamer's club meeting, unfortunately I didn't bring anything so I didn't get to do much, I'm bringing my 3DS next week so I can play Kid Icarus: Uprising with other people.
     
  18. Kamran11

    Kamran11 Well-Known Member

    Nice to know someone understands , and yea I have heard college is different and better then high school. Im really not sure as to what i want to do exactly right now i really think i want to help people so i've been thinking about going into psychology or social sciences. I worry alot about my future though and i really dont want to end up with a career i dont really like. I understand that i don't know what type of job i like until i try it though. I dont want to waste my time switching but i guess i have to focus and be positive.
     
  19. Roseheart95

    Roseheart95 El Psy Congroo

    I've got to revise for a Biology test on Monday and a Maths test on Tuesday... but first I must finish my English commentary D:
     
  20. Moneyy

    Moneyy INACTIVE

    Question for anyone who has received a high score on the SATs: what are some things you did in order to prepare for the test? I take it in three weeks, and I really need to score well.
     

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