Thinking About Transferring

Discussion in 'The Thunderdome' started by Steve C., Mar 2, 2012.

  1. CardinalVol

    CardinalVol Uncultured, non-diverse mod

  2. rbroyles

    rbroyles Chieftain

    I attended history classes at ETSU and UT, and my roommate was a history major at both schools. Both had history departments that were superior to most of the other Humanities departments. How they compared to other institutions I am unsure. Of one thing I do feel sure about is that it really doesn't matter where you choose to go. Your attitude and propensity to implode will almost surely get you expelled before too long. That is unless your claim to have made a miraculous change is true...............perhaps here is your first major test of such claim.
  3. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    I did the hell out of some crossword puzzles in college, though.
  4. JT5

    JT5 Super Moderator

    There are plenty of brilliant people with mediocre GPAs, but there are a lot more who are working the register at Wendy's.
  5. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    You should have went Special Ed. I got to make crafts!
  6. Steve C.

    Steve C. Banned

    Nvm. I'm just stupid. Honestly. What was your GPA in high school, kpt?

    And where your struggles as extensive as this:

    Social Anxiety Disorder
    Desire to kill self
    Apparently mildly autistic
    Never studied
    Never did homework

    Just curious. Those were my circumstances, and I'm not proud of my GPA.
  7. kptvol

    kptvol Super Moderator

    Apparently you are stupid because I have stated before GPA is not the determining factor for one's intelligence. I personally knew the people I've been discussing and can attest to their level of intellect.

    And yes, it sounds like you really ought to watch your debt as making it all the way to the level of a practicing doctor is no sure thing for you regardless of how smart you are.
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2012
  8. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    On a serious note Steve, the things you've listed are a few of the characteristics of the kids I teach today!
  9. volfanjo

    volfanjo Chieftain

    I think rbroyles makes a good point too. There are many great faculty and historians populated at schools not named Harvard. I took World History from a guy in college who wrote the definitive history of the French Revolution. Not just any history, but the one everyone is required to read. But he never sought to move up and stayed his entire career at a good but not great public university. There are lots of these folks floating around.
  10. rbroyles

    rbroyles Chieftain

    Where do you teach if you don't mind saying?
  11. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    I'm retired in Alabama and now teach a self-contained severe emotional behavior disorder class in Georgia. I have kids that may be in jail or a mental institution parts of the year. and off due to my sons surgery Tuesday.
  12. rbroyles

    rbroyles Chieftain

    My wife works with special ed and resource students, primarily with a couple of Autistic boys. One of which she has been with in an one on one program from 1st grade to now a senior in high school.
  13. justingroves

    justingroves supermod

    Solid advice
  14. ole_orange

    ole_orange Board Simp

    My dad has been teaching special education in Inner City Nashville for 25 years. I truly admire people in that field.
  15. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    I've taught every grade,and everything in Special Ed. except gifted. This is 31 years now. I know what she's goes through each day. I'm still puzzled as to why they won't let me at the "gifted" kids!
  16. Oldvol75

    Oldvol75 Super Bigfoot Guru Mod

    I truly believe that it is a calling. I couldn't work with the quote normal kids.
  17. ole_orange

    ole_orange Board Simp

    My dad's oldest brother was prematurely born, and suffered brain damage as a result(these were the pre-incubator days). It is a shame too, because my Uncle has always shown signs that he would have been the most intelligent child in my dad's family. My dad's other brother tragically developed schizophrenia at the age of 19 and committed suicide as a result of his mental tourment. To say that my uncles made a profound impact on my dad's life growing up is an immense understatement. He felt like that God's plan in life was for him to help people with learning dissabilities.I think man upstairs was right too, because it is simply his gift. No matter what, my dad can hang his hat on the fact that he has made this world a better place for the lives of many. Not everyone in this world has the blessing of being able to say that. Keep up the good fight Oldvol75!
  18. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    Am i the only one that wants to see the mensa card?

    Also, intelligence is great, but social skills are, in my opinion, equally, if not more important.
  19. awebb7

    awebb7 Contributor

    Wouldn't mind seeing. For shits and giggles.

    Next to an ETSU student ID bearing the same name of course.

  20. Indy

    Indy Pronoun Analyst

    You should drop out and take a job as a janitor over at MIT, then just solve the problems they write on their blackboards.

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