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Title: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on January 20, 2017, 09:00:41 AM
In a little under 2 weeks I'm officially going back to the university where I graduated from in May of 2008. This was my plan after I quit my horrible job last month. It is my intention to get certified to teach elementary education. This isn't all about money, although that is a part of it. This is about the persuit of happiness. I'm excited and can't help but feel a little old while doing this.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Rev. Powell on January 20, 2017, 09:14:57 AM
Good luck, I hope this makes you happy!  :thumbup: :cheers:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: El Misfit on January 20, 2017, 05:46:32 PM
I'm back at school, mainly because I'm continuing my edumakation while seeing if I can get a job with CAD.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Allhallowsday on January 20, 2017, 09:01:24 PM
Best of luck, BOB!  It's funny how education is more interesting when you're just a bit older...   :thumbup: :smile:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Zapranoth on January 21, 2017, 12:45:32 AM
If it makes you happy..... it can't be that bad!

if it makes you happy... then why the hell are you sooooooooooo sad?     :twirl:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on January 25, 2017, 11:06:04 PM
Tution skyrocketed since I was there last.  :bluesad:

I'm gonna see if I can get some grants since I know I'm far from the traditional student. My GPA from my younger days rules out any chance of a scholarship.

The university requires a minor to go along with the elementary education major for some reason, thus I'm taking Shakespeare Tuesday and Thursday mornings 8-9:30.

After that I'll complete the English minor since one of my majors from back then was a different English degree.

I'm taking an entry level teacher education course that meets once a week 3:30-4:30  on Thursday afternoons. That will require 20 off campus hours to complete.



Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: sprite75 on January 26, 2017, 09:44:03 PM
Congrats!

I'm back in school now myself, I'm in my second semester of law school.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on January 28, 2017, 12:11:43 PM
I finally met with the only advisor for the teacher education department yesterday after we didn't connect because she needed hand surgery and I never got an email she sent setting up a  meeting weeks ago for some reason.

I learned that I can't get any scholarships or grants because I graduated already. There are no more spots open in the teacher education class I was looking at. After I explained to her that I'm not taking out any loans she strongly encouraged me to enroll in a community college to get an associates degree in instructional assistant.

For now I'm planning on still taking Shakespeare, assuming I can register for it (she didn't lift my flag for that yet) and got the massive book for the class, it couldn't because hurt my chances of finding a job with that on my resume and I'm not sure what to do now. It's too late to enroll in the community college.

I'm not sure what my plan is now. I know I need to find a job.   :bluesad:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on February 03, 2017, 01:51:56 PM
A lot has gone on with this in the few days the site has been down. Even if I wanted to take Shakespeare I can't because the adviser I met with never lifted my flag.  :question:  I'm in the process of officially being accepted into the community college. Even though the end game of getting the associates degree and the career paths it will open up for me isn't exactly what I want I feel it's my only choice because I'd end up being super deep in debt again and have to take out student loans again able forced to take horrible jobs to pay it back. It's ludicrous that I would have to get super into to debt to do ideally what I want to make a better life for myself.

I'm planning on taking two classes in the summer but I'm going to have to wait and see if what my advisor thinks and hope he/she isn't a giant douche like my old one.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: dean on February 04, 2017, 12:03:10 AM
In a little under 2 weeks I'm officially going back to the university where I graduated from in May of 2008. This was my plan after I quit my horrible job last month. It is my intention to get certified to teach elementary education. This isn't all about money, although that is a part of it. This is about the persuit of happiness. I'm excited and can't help but feel a little old while doing this.

I switched over to become a high school teacher, just recently graduated. Currently looking for work but the term has only just started here so will relief teach in the meantime. Not sure what age ranges elementary school is (not American) but its a crazy profession from my experience so far (which I enjoy). Good luck!


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on March 01, 2017, 08:53:12 PM
So I'm in!


Transfer credits wiped out a lot of what I would've had to take.

I'm starting with 2 classes in the summer with two classes that should be easy as I ease back into school.

In the fall I'm planning on taking four classes, one of which is evil -- I'm looking at you College Math. The other three shouldn't be too difficult.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Trevor on March 02, 2017, 01:49:44 AM
but its a crazy profession from my experience so far (which I enjoy). Good luck!

That sounds like what my teachers had to say about [trying] to teach me.  :wink:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on March 06, 2017, 09:42:24 PM
I just noticed that the college I'm going to start in the summer finally got the last of the transfer credits in and I'm pretty sure the 2 classes I'm taking in the summer I don't need, had to print things off to double check.

It woul'dve been nice if they got that s**t done before I had a meeting with an advisor last month.

I need to head tot he college for other things ...gonna see if I can a quick appt, I gotta get this s**t done...and if there's nothing available in the summer I need -- she's gonna need to guide me through how to drop them and get out of paying for em.

And now I'm all p**sed off.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on April 13, 2017, 02:18:33 PM
so I'm not taking any summer classes --- turns out my transfer credits eliminated the need to take the two I was looking at

I'm not sure how or why but some of what I took years ago erased the two psychology classes I had to take

I also don't need to take any electives -- so basically I just need to take what's in the program, which is nice

I'm a little unsure about having to take online classes, but most of what I'm eyeing for September is only offered that way

the kicker is addition being online, literally all of them have TBD as when they will be taking place during the week which is a little strange

I have an advising appointment next week to register for the fall and hope she has information about the times for the classes


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Josso on April 13, 2017, 05:16:38 PM
Good luck mate I've been thinking about going back to school myself


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: AoTFan on April 14, 2017, 12:30:12 PM
In a little under 2 weeks I'm officially going back to the university where I graduated from in May of 2008. This was my plan after I quit my horrible job last month. It is my intention to get certified to teach elementary education. This isn't all about money, although that is a part of it. This is about the pursuit of happiness. I'm excited and can't help but feel a little old while doing this.

Well, as someone who also went back to school after a long absence, I want to wish you the best! 


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: sprite75 on April 14, 2017, 01:09:32 PM
I'm just a few weeks away from being done with year one of law school.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on April 20, 2017, 01:17:05 PM
Well, I'm all registered up for the fall.

4 classes. Gonna kick ass and chew bubble gum and I'm all outta bubble gum.  :teddyr:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on August 05, 2017, 08:31:52 AM
I bought books for 3 of my 4 classes, so this is becoming a little more real to me. I'm a little concerned that the book for the other class isn't available for purchase yet considering it starts at the beginning of next month.

I'm also a little skeptical of the online classes but I guess I'll see how it goes. There's no real good place where I live to have my laptop with a reliable internet connection, a notebook (will I never need one  :question: ) and a school text book near by.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on August 06, 2017, 10:41:39 AM
I checked my school email for the first time in a week or 2. My tuition went up just a little because "state mandated fee charges" even though my payment plan was set in stone months ago. This is bulls**t.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: El Misfit on August 06, 2017, 11:39:52 AM
I checked my school email for the first time in a week or 2. My tuition went up just a little because "state mandated fee charges" even though my payment plan was set in stone months ago. This is bulls**t.
Why do I get the feeling that there would be a fee for having a fee?


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on August 07, 2017, 06:43:29 PM
I checked my school email for the first time in a week or 2. My tuition went up just a little because "state mandated fee charges" even though my payment plan was set in stone months ago. This is bulls**t.
Why do I get the feeling that there would be a fee for having a fee?
Quote

My gut feeling that this is an effect of a state budget not being set in stone on time. It's still being debated now, was due to be in place a while ago.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on August 17, 2017, 10:31:17 PM
I picked up my math book earlier, just leaves one book left to pick up --- might help if the teacher picked the text for the class so I could buy it  :question: :question:

I literally need the book in 3 weeks and if it's back ordered I might not get it in time


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on August 23, 2017, 05:00:21 PM
I'm growing increasingly concerned that the teacher STILL hasn't picked the required text for the class. I literally need this book in 2 weeks.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on August 26, 2017, 09:09:35 AM
and here's a picture of The Rock in my math book

(http://i.imgur.com/BH66vCC.jpg)


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on August 29, 2017, 03:29:43 PM
I learned yesterday that I won't be able to get any sort of assistance from anyone on how to navigate the online site, which I have never used before, from any college staff which in my book is kind of bulls**t.

I start next week and I'm kind of sort of lost on the stupid website.

Still no update on the book I need either, which I was told might be somewhere on the online only classes website which I have yet to see anything for any of my classes for, save the math class.

I'm kind of thinking I might have made big mistake.



Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 05, 2017, 08:37:47 AM
First day  :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Pacman000 on September 05, 2017, 11:34:05 AM
(https://imgs.xkcd.com/comics/university_website.png)


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 06, 2017, 03:42:50 PM
2 days in and so far I learned that my plan to just stare at my computer for hours on end for the classes isn't the best idea. I did that yesterday and got a massive headache.

Today I learned that I need to be using Chrome when using the school website because my popup blocker on what I use for surfing the web for leisure purposes didn't allow a popup even after I told it to. Much cursing happened.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 07, 2017, 01:27:02 PM
Wish me luck, I have my once a week night math class, not sure how this is gonna work. Class gets out at 9:05 tonight.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Rev. Powell on September 07, 2017, 08:32:45 PM
Wish me luck, I have my once a week night math class, not sure how this is gonna work. Class gets out at 9:05 tonight.

Good luck!


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 13, 2017, 09:58:16 PM
The time of the math class definitely messed with my sleep schedule


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Doggett on September 18, 2017, 11:56:48 AM
I've also gone back to school! It was my first day today.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: ER on September 18, 2017, 12:11:38 PM
Doggett!? Hey! Congrats on school, and so nice to see you here again!


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 18, 2017, 07:04:52 PM
I'm worried about my math test Thursday

it's taken me literally hours to complete the homework

and it's not open notes....which has helped me with the homework a lot

I can use a calculator which is nice....


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 22, 2017, 06:26:20 PM
so far, so good

I have over 100% in 2 of my classes and a high A in another

I  hope I didn't f**k up my math grade too badly with a test I took last night


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 24, 2017, 10:28:44 PM
I got a 91 on my math test  :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on September 29, 2017, 05:02:37 PM
I've came across a paper where there are contradictory instructions.  :question: :question: :question: :question: :question:

That's a first.


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 01, 2017, 10:56:28 PM
so far all A's

not sure how much longer this will last with another math test Thursday night....but I'm enjoying the ride


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 03, 2017, 10:17:48 PM
I just got my first grade back on long research paper I did for a class, my first one since 2008

100% I still got it 😀😀


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 08, 2017, 03:58:00 PM
so far all A's

not sure how much longer this will last with another math test Thursday night....but I'm enjoying the ride

............the streak is over



Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 16, 2017, 09:06:42 PM
so far...so good

my classes are taking up a lot of my time.....but I'm ok with that with 3 A's and a B to show for my efforts

the B is in my math class.......that is evil and the biggest time consumer

I bombed the last test....got another one Thursday night


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 18, 2017, 05:08:29 PM
I hate the metric system


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: dean on October 18, 2017, 08:08:38 PM
I hate the metric system

Metric rocks.

(https://milebehind.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/metric-full-1-1.gif)


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 19, 2017, 11:05:01 AM
I hate the metric system

Metric rocks.

(https://milebehind.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/metric-full-1-1.gif)

I'd never encountered it before this unit in my math class, but I also agree the American conversion chart is f**king horrible


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 20, 2017, 07:59:28 PM
Midterm grades were posted earlier today. I got 3 A's and 1 B.  :cheers: :cheers:

If I keep this up I can not only be very pleased with myself, but realistically look at applying for scholarships for the first time ever.

 :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on October 22, 2017, 05:18:11 PM
I used a clip I found on YouTube from The Animaniacs as a reference for a paper I'm working on.....and it's not shoe horned in either, it's a perfect example


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 01, 2017, 12:01:32 PM
joy.....

next week my math text will cover 5 sections  :thumbdown: :thumbdown: :thumbdown:

all my others classes are going well, but they too are starting to eat into my time a little more

I think something might have happened to one of my teachers though, earlier in the semester she said texting her was the quickest way to get in touch with her if there was a question --- and  did just that and got a reply quickly, over a week ago I sent her 2 texts about different things but never got a response



Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 02, 2017, 10:28:11 PM
I guess that the teacher just got really busy with stuff as she graded 2 weeks worth of assignments tonight


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 07, 2017, 04:30:07 PM
Iím monumentally lost in my math class again ó- COS TAN and SIN are stupid, useless and dumb

At the same time the amount of stuff for my other classes seems to have doubled from this week forward



Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: AoTFan on November 07, 2017, 04:41:12 PM
I used a clip I found on YouTube from The Animaniacs as a reference for a paper I'm working on.....and it's not shoe horned in either, it's a perfect example

What's the paper about?


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 13, 2017, 11:42:08 PM
for one of my classes there is something due at midnight tonight, part of my grade is to comment on 2 others posts before midnight

I am literally the only person so far to get the assignment posted

this is f**king dumb, it's usually last minute with this type of thing but it's never been this bad, I'm tired and wanna go to bed...but I have to force myself to stay up on the off chance 2 people actually do the assignment so my grade doesn't suffer

this is stupid  :hatred: :hatred: :hatred: :hatred:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 13, 2017, 11:47:30 PM
I used a clip I found on YouTube from The Animaniacs as a reference for a paper I'm working on.....and it's not shoe horned in either, it's a perfect example


What's the paper about?


I used it as a way for kids who are audio and visual learners to learn about the states and their capitals

! No longer available (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MSvJ9SN8THE&t=1s#)


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 14, 2017, 09:15:03 AM
Here I am super tired and my college called me.....the appointment I made over the weekend  to meet with my advisor  was cancelled cuz she wasnít available ...

Rescheduled for tomorrow, I needed the appt today cuz I can enroll for next semester classes tomorrow

Now Iím tired, p**sed off and annoyed over school things for the 2nd time in less than a day


Iím gonna try and get back to sleep now


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: 316zombie on November 19, 2017, 09:54:53 PM
how'd it go? were you able to re-enroll, i hope?


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 20, 2017, 01:30:25 AM
how'd it go? were you able to re-enroll, i hope?

I'm ready for next semester  :teddyr: :teddyr: :teddyr: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: Dark Alex on November 20, 2017, 01:44:35 AM
Congratulations. :)


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on November 24, 2017, 07:46:53 PM
so....for a while now I've been slowly working on a math project --- I need to do well on this to offset my 2 bad test scores

never ever had a math project before

I also got started on another project for a different class, but it's a final project --- the equivalent of a final, it's not that tough but it will eat my time

for 1 class I think all I have left to do for it is make a message board post tomorrow and take a test -- due by the time classes end -- mid December- and I'm done with it -- which is nice, the class is easy but it's one less thing to worry about and to take up my time



Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on December 03, 2017, 10:35:28 AM
completely finished with 1 class, I think I did well on  my math project --- much needed --- because the teacher said it could replace my lowest test score....which is pretty low....I'm also working on a take home test for math since the teacher announced it would be taking place only 1 day before it occurred --- I should do very well for obvious reasons, massive my massive project for another class is just a time eater abut not too hard ----- everything else down the stretch doesn't look that hard


Title: Re: I'm going back to school
Post by: bob on December 05, 2017, 11:08:05 PM
I got 100 on that math project I was really worried about  :smile: