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PostPosted: Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:49 pm 
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So I'm 25 and finally got enrolled in college at Oklahoma State University.
I will be full Time taking 14 hours. And I am Terrified. lol

I plan on majoring in Aerospace engineering but thats still a ways off...
and holy crap tuition is expensive! mines just under $4000! I could get two of Frenzy/Rumbles combiner Customs for that! Or a Car!

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Congrats! You'll find some useful tips here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q15MqgmZog

(sorry, that's the only version I could find of it)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:49 am 
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14 hours at the 100 level in a state college should be pretty much cake. Don't stress yourself out too much worrying about it!

Once you get the syllabi, you'll see that you've been worrying over next to nothing. It's when you get to the 300 level that you need to be on top of your game to keep up with the workload.

Unless you've gone and done something silly (i.e. what *I* did), and signed up for:
1) Chemistry - 6hr
2) Physics - 5hr
3) Some 400 level "theory of quantum physics" class I managed to talk my way into - 3hr
4) Analysis of Freud (actually an English class, oddly) - 4hr

Mind you, I started the quarter nearly two weeks late, and these were basically the only interesting classes available. To top it all off, I had just moved from the styx to the city. But had to stay at a friend's apartment that was nearly 3 hours from campus due to traffic congestion.

God, that first quarter was awful. I ended up withdrawing from the Freud class, and begging for an incomplete in the quantum theory class.

Anyhow, if you've read through my rambling Catalyst... GOOD LUCK!


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 2:53 am 
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Jose wrote:
Congrats! You'll find some useful tips here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3Q15MqgmZog

(sorry, that's the only version I could find of it)


I'm not sure if I'm more fascinated by:
1) The Simpsons in German
2) The fact that German Burns sounds quite similar to American Burns
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3) Trying to figure out how/why the video is reversed from the original (I forget the technical term)


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 03, 2009 6:07 am 
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Congratulations Catalyst, although I do have to say this one thing. Boomer Sooners Baby! lol. I like the pokes too, but im sooner born. Thats a great school.

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Congrats Catalyst. I just graduated from Mount St. Mary's University in Maryland in May of this year. Did it in 3 years too with a degree in accounting.

College is alot easier than I expected (I even graduated from a Top 10 Business Program for the East Coast).

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 12:45 pm 
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We'll congrats to you as well then Astrotrain!

Yeah my work load isn't anything bad right now
Ive got-
Earth Science 3hr +lab (1hr)
Algebra 3hr
English 3hr
American Hist. 3hr
College 101(orientation) 1hr

Ive heard horror stories about the Engineering programs hear though...
apparently you have no chance at a "life". :?
But I've still got two semesters till I have to worry about that.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:16 pm 
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Catalyst Prime wrote:

Ive heard horror stories about the Engineering programs hear though...
apparently you have no chance at a "life". :?
But I've still got two semesters till I have to worry about that.


That sums up basicaly *ANY* Engineering program anywhere, lol!
Personally, Statics broke me. I realized I didn't like math THAT much after spending 2 hours working on the intricacies of the calculations involved in setting up a nice, safe bridge. Especially with four more essentially identical bridges looming after that one. So I switched to psychology with a focus on Human Factors Design.


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Catalyst Prime wrote:

Ive heard horror stories about the Engineering programs hear though...
apparently you have no chance at a "life". :?
But I've still got two semesters till I have to worry about that.


Its not that bad. If you're decent at time management you can get Friday night and Saturday free. Sometimes. Maybe. Get used to having no life.

Also, I have the wonderful joy of never having to take statics, ever. Engineering definitely kills any joy you ever received from math though. Most people going in at least like math, no one coming out enjoys math at all.

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Congrats a lot Catalyst Prime :D ,I hope that you can realize your objectives.


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yeah man, good luck, and enjoy. fulfilling goals comes before other stuff (like TFs)

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do like i did, graduate from college, land a job, and spend all your money on toys! then fully grow up :lol:

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Late congrats Cat! When do classes begin?

...so I guess that means you won't be buying TFs for a while :(

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trance wrote:
Late congrats Cat! When do classes begin?

...so I guess that means you won't be buying TFs for a while :(


Well some additional good news is I managed to land at least a part time job as well( I've only had a temp. job for the past several months) so I with finacial aid and loans paying for college I sould have some MORE money to spend! lol

May not be any large orders but I'm still wanting to finish my G1 minibots collection.

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Congrats, CP! I'm a little with BT and a little with RT on this one:

Junior year is crunch time (RT just took all kinds of stuff way ahead of time, that's why he's busy already), and during jr year... Say goodbye to life :P

Astrotrain: get ME one of those jobs, wouldja? I've been unemployed ever since I graduated! :evil:

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get ME one of those jobs, wouldja? I've been unemployed ever since I graduated! :evil:


I have a position open in my company...


How well do you cook? :lol:


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Congratulations Catalyst and good luck :D

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Time Traveller wrote:

Astrotrain: get ME one of those jobs, wouldja? I've been unemployed ever since I graduated! :evil:


you should sue the school like the girl did after she couldn't get a job either. i just read about that one on yahoo or msn the other day

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Time Traveller wrote:
get ME one of those jobs, wouldja? I've been unemployed ever since I graduated! :evil:


I have a position open in my company...


How well do you cook? :lol:


Let's not talk about that. Need any numbers crunched or Transformers transformed? :P


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you should sue the school like the girl did after she couldn't get a job either. i just read about that one on yahoo or msn the other day


Tech can afford way better lawyers than I can :P

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So it's been midterms all week, nothing bad actually. easy stuff so far.

I had a history test and two page essay due today along with a math test.
Had a English paper yesterday and a Science test tommarrow.

Fortunantly it's also fall break Friday. Although I have another English paper due Monday.

Liking all my teachers so far. My math teachers a smart ass, english teacher is near senial, history teacher is ex FBI, and science teacher is a Zoologist who studies bats.

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