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Posted: 12/16/2005 8:59:29 AM EDT
I wrapped up finals week for this semester this morning at 11. FINALLY!

Five exams in the last 2.5 days, and i feel like this -->

This is my fourth year of Mechanical Engineering, and for some crazy reason I added pre-med and some other stuff as well, so I will be taking an additional year. More than once, I contemplated changing my major to psychology or something easy as i unsuccessfully attempted to solve problems that are possible only in an imaginary realm or tore my hair out trying to interpret plots, charts, and graphs that are nearly impossible to grasp the meaning of without a PhD at 0300.

How did your semester fare? Feel free to say what you're majoring in (or not) and any other info.
Big plans for the break?

My happy ass is headed out to Steamboat, CO, for a week of skiing at 1800. I can't wait, as I had a blast at Breckenridge last year.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:02:54 AM EDT
I've got one left tonight and then going home, and sleeping alot.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:04:49 AM EDT
I finish my exams on monday. Then I'm going to see my friend spin records at a club in DC and try to wangle as many free drinks out of it as I can.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:06:58 AM EDT
I finished wednesday at 9:15 PM. This semester isnt gonna be to hot in the grades dept, but next semester should be better.(Ima pre-business sophomore)
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 9:16:52 AM EDT
Got done this week.I am very happy with my grades.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:09:42 AM EDT
nothing makes your day like seeing a great grade on an exam, that's for sure.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:15:15 AM EDT
...Mine arent over until tuesday :(
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:24:04 AM EDT
finished wenesday, now sitting on my ass at home
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 10:33:59 AM EDT
I graduated yesterday.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:14:44 PM EDT
Finished last week.

Planning on doing some shooting during the break. Between school and work, there's no time during the semester.

Back to the grind on 6 Jan and graduate on 6 May.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:16:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By kickmyllama:
I graduated yesterday.



congratulations. what sort of degree?
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 12:16:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 12:16:56 PM EDT by SevenMMmag]
My first semester of college ended on Wednesday. Extremely challenging courseload, ridiculous engineering competition, yea....did not do so great.

NExt semester should be better though: Hopefully I can bring my GPA up
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 1:21:39 PM EDT
Better do it sooner rather than later, that law of averages will bite you in the ass.

Me? I changed majors.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 2:02:53 PM EDT
Lori (wife and EX-PASTRY chef) just got done with her first semester in grad school. one down and 3 to go. then is is gun city for me. doing this on 1 income is 'interesting'. as Lori said, when i get done you can get as many guns as you like......man, do i have a list!

be well
maxwell
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:53:22 PM EDT
I've had better semesters. This semester I fell victim to the "focus on the hard classes and forget about the easy ones" syndrome and my GPA dropped to 3.51.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:57:17 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SevenMMmag:
My first semester of college ended on Wednesday. Extremely challenging courseload, ridiculous engineering competition, yea....did not do so great.

NExt semester should be better though: Hopefully I can bring my GPA up



First Semester GPA: 3.38

Current: 3.8

It takes time, but it's very possible to bring it up. I'll be happy with a 3.9.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 3:58:03 PM EDT

Originally Posted By joker581:
I've had better semesters. This semester I fell victim to the "focus on the hard classes and forget about the easy ones" syndrome and my GPA dropped to 3.51.



GAHHHHHH!!@#

One semester I took micro and macro economics... BACK TO BACK. Yeah, that's right, a 4 hour block... and I managed to get As in both classes.

But i got a C in intro to philosophy as well as intro to cultural sociology even though they were both stupid bullshit classes... giving me a nice round semester GPA of 3.0.

This semester's been pretty brutal with public finance and game theory. I'm probably going to unwind slowly... watch a zombie movie, drink a few beers. Tommorow night i'm going out partying with a ladyfriend, hopefully won't puke on the dance floor like usual. haha, j/k.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 5:45:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/16/2005 5:47:28 PM EDT by CK1]
2nd year Chemical Engineering. Finished my term Thursday. I had a heavier than normal course load, 19 credit hours during my days and night schooling for NY EMT-B. I survived with more As than not-As.

Next semester will be better, just 17 credits with my nights free, finally. I just need a social life now that I'm so used to not having one.

Going home and shooting up the sociology books I couldn't sell. Sociology is a cesspool of liberalism. Communism, socialism, welfare, the "common good," affirmative action, and the like. I need a heavy dose of conservatism just to balance myself out after 3.5 months of that crap. Thank God, I have ARFCOM!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:00:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:

Originally Posted By kickmyllama:
I graduated yesterday.



congratulations. what sort of degree?



BS in Information Systems.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:02:46 PM EDT
finished yesterday at 11.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 6:15:31 PM EDT
I got a history exam left monday, but it'll be cake.
Junior year, history major.
Did pretty well this semester - expecting 3 A's, 2 B's
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:40:11 PM EDT
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:46:42 PM EDT
Finished up today. I'm majoring in Astrophysics.

Fly home tomarrow at 7am. Have to leave here at 3am to make it to the airport. I ain't sleeping tonight
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 7:50:58 PM EDT
My first exam is on Wednesday...so time is on my side
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:27:36 PM EDT
finished my 7th semester as of wednesday at 11am, sold back all my books, made some $$, finished my christmas shopping, now i have a full week of work ahead of me starting yesterday, and things are getting crazy with the holiday, so i wont even remember im on break until january 3rd

im going to pack this break with career-building and life-expanding initiatives, so it should be a good time. friends wont all be home until monday AM, so i wont get out to really celebrate until that night.

im a criminal justice major and i have 2 semesters left to go, or 1 and some BS summer courses.
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:42:18 PM EDT
I finished exams last week. NDBE Part I exam on Monday. Damn I'm gonna be tired. Six and a half years down, only 16 months to go.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:03:47 PM EDT
congratulations to all on the job you did this semester. Those of you unhappy about a 3.5 or so...well, there is absolutely nothing wrong with that, especially if you're in a technically challenging major. I am busting my ass to get stuff done, but between work, school, and PT 4-5x a week i have about a 3.4. Could it be a little higher? Yep, , but I've had fun and done a whole lot of stuff I wouldn't have had opportunities to get involved in had I not gotten myself out of the library into the sunlight on those occasions. (Though there were more than a few all-nighters even to get that kind of gpa.)

The snow here in Steamboat Springs is great. Skied today and had a good time. I'm headed out with friends for the evening!
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 6:11:54 PM EDT
Finished my last final (Psychology) on Thursay, now I just have to wake up at 3:00 AM every morning for work all of Christmas break.

Of course, it's a community college. I studied for about, oh, an hour or two for each final just before I left for class (in one instance I didn't even study at all) and I still have a 4.0. This place is a joke.
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:37:51 PM EDT
Cool, finished last week. I'm in my 4th year of mechanical engineering. only a few hours from my bachelor's but I'm taking a bunch of split level classed beyond the undergrad requirements. Good luck with the rest of your schooling. Don't leave engineering man, you've got to stay with it so you can look down on everybody else because you have gained some kind of amazing knowledge engineering that no others can ever asqire to gain in their puny mortal lives........

Just kidding.

Willis
Link Posted: 12/18/2005 8:44:11 PM EDT

Originally Posted By lokt:

More than once, I contemplated changing my major to psychology or something easy as i unsuccessfully attempted to solve problems that are possible only in an imaginary realm or tore my hair out trying to interpret plots, charts, and graphs that are nearly impossible to grasp the meaning of without a PhD at 0300.



Honestly, once I figured out that all but one or two of my professors need their solutions manuals to check their own work, and often get things wrong anyway...I didn't feel so bad about the times I choked.

Jim
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