>college requires foreign language >fucking suck at foreign language >have friend who speaks fluently >if i score high enough on online placement exam (with their help) i can "place out" of having to take
i'm just worried that their may be some second step (a follow up interview after, as some schools have) but my school's site says nothing about that.
>>16679739 If it requires it, then there must be a good reason. And that good reason will probably require you to use that language at some point. There's no point in cheating, this really is one of those instances where the only person you'll be cheating is yourself
The test is there to help you and to prevent you from being admitted into a program you can't complete. The question here is whether or not you can pass the test, but whether you can get a good grade in the first semester with your current fluency.
>>16679739 You don't suck at foreign languages. You think that because most academic language programs fucking suck. The classroom setting really isn't a great one to learn a language in. That's not exactly a ringing endorsement of your university's language classes, but I can promise you you're just as capable of learning a second language as all those fuckers over in Europe and Africa, or the diplomats and other gov't workers, etc, who have to learn them for their careers. You just had the bad luck to get plunked down in a poor environment for learning and subsequently forced to drill a language they probably never gave you any reason to be interested in.
All that aside, anyway, cheating is risky. I wouldn't, but it's your call.
Oh, one more note -- about 50% of your peers in any given intro-level language course are also going to be poor shits who were forced into taking it and have no confidence and no desire to learn. I bet you can pretty easily scrape an A without really learning the language in any meaningful way. Though as the prev. poster mentioned, that's cheating yourself.
Just to add on this though, make sure you're often taking classes and doing things that help you determine what you want to take. While you don't want to go into debt over schooling you don't need, you don't want to stall for 5 years unless absolutely necessary.
What are your interests anon? What careers are you interested in (even ones that you think you can't realistically aim for)?
Beats me, I guess they feel their core values is a "well rounded education" or some shit, when in reality speaking Spanish is not going to be necessary for me at all besides fulfyling an arbitrary requirement
What do i need to do if I decide to go back to college in my 30s? Will I need my old school records? If I do need my old records but don't have that kind of paperwork in my possession anymore can I still obtain it from my old college/ highschool?
>>16680547 I'b about to turn 30 and will finish my degree this December. It's not difficult, provided you're good at time management. I work 32 hours a week and go to school full time. My social life is limited to Friday and Saturday only, but that's not unusual for someone our age.
I'm doing way better now than I was at 20. I've got a 3.9 and I find that everything is a lot easier, because I'm far more focused than I was when I was younger.
My university has a "non traditional" students association. I'm not a part of the one at my school, but it may be useful to you to check and see if schools you're interested in have something similar. It can be a good support network/friend network. I'm not that kind of person but if you have doubts or feel like support is positive for you, I think it'd be a good thing to get into.
Overall, don't sweat it. Get it done and enjoy the feeling of being able to move on with life.
Is there any country besides America where they give out fellowships to graduate students on a somewhat common basis? I love the idea of an university paying me to study and I just have to teach undergrads or whatever in exchange, but I would like to not have to move to the US if possible.
Parents have been pushing for me to do a masters or get on a grad scheme (which I want to do, my dream even.).
I just got rejected from another scheme application and feeling pretty dejected. In addition im in exam period atm and i hate my subject, I reckon i'll do okay, just not as good as i hoped too 6 months ago. Because I hate my subject so much (Economics) I really dont want to do a masters, and given the forthcoming economic climate a masters in business (which could potentially be interesting, isn't that useful unless you build up an business acumen beforehand. In addition, the good master courses will often only take you after several years of business experience.) doesn't seem possible or wise.
I have quite a bit of work experience (two internships and museum volunteering) but i can't even get an interview to these schemes. I dont have much beyond my career ambitions, I have a few close friends and subpar looks. So not much to really look forward to.
I'm terrified /adv/. If i dont get a grad scheme in the next 6 months, I'll have to face being unemployed for sometime or perhaps be stuck in an entry level role and disappoint my parents. I really don't want to take a masters in Econ. But if im unemployed at 6+ months then I wont get onto any good grad schemes. I feel like im stuck between a rock and a hard place. I've even thought of topping myself by September as I'd imagine i'd be feeling a 100 times worse than I am now with few people to talk to.
Tldr, What did people do after graduating uni. 6 months away and shitting myself.
Any advice for CLEP? I want to CLEP college algebra to save money on class but I'm actually quite horrible at math. What should kind of preparation should I do? I see a lot of CLEP prep shit online, are they legit?
Here's some advice. Don't go to a university jsut because everyone else is. Big research schools are great for people interested in research and boring af for everyone else.
Also join clubs and organizations your first year. I joined a freshmen thing aimed at making you meet other freshmen and it worked. I still talk to a lot of them. They also made my first quarter a lot less intimidating.
>>16679742 >there must be a good reason Look at this good little goy. As someone who has a language requirement, there is no "practical" use for it. 3 semesters is nowhere near enough to develop competency.
I'm in the Arts and Sciences college at my uni, and it is basically the only college that requires it. It's there to "give us a broad education", as if people didn't think a lot of the majors in the college (ie. the arts ones) was pointless enough.
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