Tuesday, May 12, 2009
i know i write alot about school, but school is really a big chunk of my life. so it seems like today i have obtained more information of to why getting into UCSD is going to be even harder. yes its just a school and what really can be so hard about it. well i have an engineering major. so that means i can't do a regular transfer program and get my history and such general ed down and then go. i have to take 5 calc. classes. 5 general ed classes( english and such) 3 physics classes, 2 physics labs, 2 chem. classes, 2 chem labs, 4 computer programming classes, and i have to have it done before i leave. i dont really have to but it is highly advised for me to complete them before i leave, and it'll save me money. so thats a three year program with all the pre reqs. but there's more!!! in 2011, the year ill be finshing all my classes, UCSD is adapting a screening process where they will be rasing the bar for GPA's of transfer students and being more strictor on who gets in for all impacted majors, and guess who has an impacted major, that's right. aeronautical engineering. so that sucks, and there's more. even if i get a TAG to UCSD and meet all there major preps for my major with a good GPA, doesn't mean i can transfer with my major, so it just keeps getting harder. And one thing i find to be irritating about the counselors, though they do help out a lot and point me in the right direction, they make it seem like changing your major is no big deal. i mean, i love math and science, but everybody needs to be picky about their job because it'll be a big part of their life, and its my life and i intend to enjoy it for my sake, and not the sake of someone else. i dont want to teach math or science, i don't want to do bio/chem engineering ( i love the subjects just could never do it) i dont want to build things with civil engineering nor mechanical, and i don't find structural that much compelling either. i have checked out other schools for my major, but i dont really know right now. Davis is a great school, i just really quite honestly dislike sacramento and placerville, though i live in el dorado hills and enjoy it, and need to go see some different part of the world. i wouldn't mind going out of state, but i have a feeling that when i got for grad. school, im pretty sure ill wanna go to cali. for it, and since ill be out of state, it might be harder to get into. But UCSD, i love asians, or any form of the ethinicity, i have nothing against them and love em, but i'm sure we've all had one in our class for math or some other classes, and for the most part, we know they have an amazing work ethic, so if you go to UCSD and look around, its like having that one briliant asian in that one hard class of yours, but times like 20,000. with there work ethic, and the pact math and science are universe, and UCSD having one of the best engineering institutes around, go figure... so that's what im up against. so i need to boost my GPA and keep it up. i know it will happen if i just be organized and plan ahead. so after this semester,2 down and 5 to go
Monday, May 4, 2009
i am in the computer lab right now doing about nothing. i dont have my laptop so i can't do my english essay, presentation because it's all in mircrosofts 2007 word/powerpoint and if i were to email it to myself or some other means of transfering the data, i wouldn't be able to open it on any computer in my house because we're are not so updated on the newest soft ware. i could be working on my biography though for my computer science class, or even my philosophy paper, which i think i will when i'm done writing this, so to me, it is the utter most importance to write this blog as fast as i can so i can start those papers. i found out that i will have a 95% going to my math final in a few weeks, the same grade i had in the math class prior to that. funny story, you see, i had the highest grade going into the exam in my previous math class, and i sat down ready to take the exam, but for some reason i couldn't remember the teacher instructing this at the beggining of the semester, or he didn't and for got to. he said no graphing calculator on the final exam ( throughout the semester we were not allowed to use anyyyy calculators on the exams) but the final exam we were aloud to use a scientific calculator, just not a graphing. so i had to solve all the radicals by hand and such. there were only 15 problems on the exam, but there were about 4 problems per proble . so i got to number 11 and i ran out of time... so that sucked, but i got an A in the class though. i must have down well on the exam. so this semesters about to end and im getting my wisdom teeth pulled on the 22nd, i got the doc. to make my pre-opp. appoint and my surgery date to be between the week of our spring and summer semester so i dont fall behind, and i work 40 hours a week, not avg. 40 hrs. but exactly 40 hrs a week, and my friday for work has been my monday for school, so i have yet to have a day off, and not my week of relaxing will be in complete oblivious pain until the next semster where i need to drop down to part time and take 5 classes, 16 units. so can't wait for that break...