Search results

  1. B

    How long to go from a (D) to an (A)

    It really varies. I never been close to a D student, but I happen to know a lot of people who are D students. It appears to me, that those D students that do become A students have a life style change. I'm not sure what causes a person to change so drastically, but I encourage it in these...
  2. B

    Internships and volunteer work

    I am not sure work experience really means work experience relating to your major. I worked on a farm and as a lawn care "expert" all four years of high school. It was back breaking pain but I enjoyed it. I think the fact that I worked a hard job for so many years showed that I was a hard...
  3. B

    Schools Colleges, Universities, and Rankings

    What i'm trying to say, if you do well and put forth the effert to be notice, you will be notice. The program is not design for you to be automatically noticed by the professor but for you to seek out this attention. In this way, I see that this can only be good. You are rewarded for your...
  4. B

    Schools Colleges, Universities, and Rankings

    It really depends on who you are. I am self motivated student and don't need a professor to walk me through classes. I enjoy it. I know if a professor knows me, I am doing what I need to do.
  5. B

    Schools Colleges, Universities, and Rankings

    UT at austin and aTm are both very good schools, but especially in engineering. I can't speak to much about aTm, but I have a friend who goes there as some type of engineer major, and he tells me he is not disappointed with his education there and enjoys it very much so. I also have a few EE...
  6. B

    Schools DeVry University?

    I wouldn't say it is an exaggeration. Perhaps not every theorem, but I found that a lot of them were proven rigoriously. Some of our test involved proven certain theorems and then using them in a problem.
  7. B

    SoI'm dropping out, what should I do?

    I'm more inclinde to disagree with your statement. I feel that it is still very important for a person to hold a degree if they expect to work in a professional field. In my field, Urban and regional planning, I find it hard to find jobs that require less than a degree in a related major...
  8. B

    SoI'm dropping out, what should I do?

    I'm fairly certain that is true. A lot of schools don't consider your credit void until like 5 years or something like that. It may vary though. The main problem I see is finding a uni that would accept a senior that had one semster left. Many schools seem to have transfer cut off time at...
  9. B

    Live on campus or rent an apartment?

    If you are moving to a place where you don't know anyone at all and a new city, I say move into a dorm. It is the easiest and fastest way to to make new friends and get use to the new area. No one from my high school went to my uni, so I knew no one. After my freshman year, I met a lot of...
  10. B

    Don't study physics? [Broken] he sounds like another bush.
  11. B

    The scholarship ?

    I think he means just in general. Scholarships do not depends on your age per se. They, for the most part, depends on what you come into college as ie freshman, sophomore junior or senior. They also depends on how well your gpa was during course work and previous school work such as high...
  12. B

    Schools College Help?

    U of Arizona isn't a bad school. I'm not sure why you think other wise. I heard they have a pretty good engineering school.
  13. B

    How would you rate

    Well, that really depends on what kind of math you want to do. My school offers a lot of advance stat courses. I know others that offer a lot of algebra and geometry courses and there are those that offer more upper division calculus type courses. It really depends on the kind of math you like.
  14. B

    Opinions on Mechanics Pre-Reqs

    I'm not sure why you disagree with what I wrote. I told you what I needed. I din't say everyone else needs it. My course was callled intermediate mechanics, but as far as I know, there is no introduction mechanics at my school.
  15. B

    Opinions on Mechanics Pre-Reqs

    When I took my mechanics course, I need series solutions to differential equations, Fourier series and transforms, vector calculus, matrix algebra, complex functions, and partial differential equations to do well in it. I find it hard to do well without any of that.
  16. B

    How would you rate

    In my opinion, it doesn't offer enough in upper division courses. I don't think it would be bad to get calc I-III done, but it isn't a place to study more mathemaitcs.
  17. B

    Which choice is better?

    I'm not sure what you can handle or can't handle. I don't know your abilities. I was able to, but ap classes can be different from high school to school. Like I said, I never found ap classes difficult. Furthermore, if you don't like a teacher who teaches a class, tough luck and get over...
  18. B

    Is it possible to participate in undergrad research as a freshmen?

    It is very possible. My freshman year, I did metal work for the physic department. I would also record the data into a database and do basic grammar reviews on upper division/grad student's papers.
  19. B

    Geographic information systems

    Awesome, thank you for your reply. It looks like come the fall, i'll be taking my first gis course.
  20. B

    How do you study?

    Yup, there is no fast track method to learning. When it comes to courses that require you to solve difficult problems, it is safe to expect you will not be able to do it quickly until later. Best way to learn it is by doing it many times.
  21. B

    How much does school matter?

    When it comes to interviews, there are more factors to consider than your school. Most recruiters i've spoken to rarely say that school from which a person graduates is important. Most relay the message that it is more important to be able to communicate your message to others via verbally and...
  22. B

    Last Minute Schedule Decision

    I never found ap classes difficult, but ever school has different teachers. I'm just going to answer your queston on the AP exam. No it really doesn't matter if you take it or not. A lot of schools reject certain ap exams anyway and others make you get a 4 or 5 on them. I'm fairly certain if...
  23. B

    Geographic information systems

    I was hoping I could get some advice from planners or people who work with GIS(Geographic information systems.) My advisor and I had a meeting a few days ago and he suggested that I obtain a certifciation of GIS through the geography program. I'm not exactly sure what GIS is and how it is...
  24. B

    High Expectations

    Well, you can still ask for help? I know a few people who do math problems for curious and fun reasons, so i'm sure you can find some people like that too. Working in groups is one of the best thing you can do. A lot of times, people can see those random steps missing when you are to blind to...
  25. B

    More math or CS?

    I am not sure why you can't do both, but i'm sure you have your reasons. As a former cs major(later switched to urban and regional planning), I can't really offer you much sound advice without asking more questions. First, what do you plan to do? I wanted to work in AI, so I took a lot of...
  26. B

    Courses Would an accelerated course hurt academics?

    Well, the helpfurl or harmful thing depends. How fast do you consider your learning style to be? I'm not a fast learner so being told to learn a class in 6 weeks would be harmful for me. Even if it is just one class. If you feel you can handle it then I see no reason not to do it.
  27. B

    Fall '07 Schedule Advice Needed

    I wouldn't say so. I've done more and I came out fine. Just work and don't get behind.
  28. B

    Programs Degrees in Physics. Why?

    Well, my advice would major in physics and for grad school get a master in material science. It isn't engineering, but I figure it is something close enough.
  29. B

    Is it too much

    Is it even possible to take all those courses? Most schools require you to look pass your field and the second question is why? You are taking on a stress level that is not needed or advisable.