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Inching closer to my BA

Postby DreamThief » Thu Jan 21, 2010 8:08 pm

I will take my third exam for upper level college credit tomorrow morning. After that I should only be 7 exams away from my BA!
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby skannie » Thu Jan 21, 2010 11:52 pm

Best of luck with it!
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby DreamThief » Fri Jan 22, 2010 1:03 pm

Well, I got a C. That's enough to get the credit, but not quite what I was hoping for. Ah well. This one was Juvenile Delinquency, next up to bat: Abnormal Psychology.
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby sallypz » Tue Jan 26, 2010 5:06 am

C' is passing!! Hooray!!! Keep working on it!! Do you have a specific major? sallypz(MoxieMe)
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby DreamThief » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:01 am

Thanks! I'm headed for a Liberal Arts degree. I'm getting the credit by taking exams, and I have a short list of available exams to choose from.
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby sallypz » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:34 am

Best of luck. I'd heard that the exams can be harder than the actual classes...so your 'C' would have probablygot you a higher grad in the class. Good work!! What's the plan once you have a degree? sallypz(MoxieMe)
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby DreamThief » Tue Jan 26, 2010 6:53 am

I'll need to re-enter the job market after nearly a decade away in order for us to save toward our son's trip to college. I don't have any particular career in mind, and since I'll be a scanner armed with a Liberal Arts degree I will hopefully be able to find something good within a reasonable distance. (OK, that was the cover story I rationalize with. I'm 43, in MENSA, and I only have a couple of Associate degrees. I just plain WANT my BA.) :D
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby velvet » Thu Jan 28, 2010 4:20 pm

Here's what someone assured me from the Transfer Center when I was talking about the stress of my first semester of a four year college: C's get degrees! Now, considering that my school is always in the top ten of schools for the USA, that was a pretty surprising motto for the biggest department at my campus, but it's true. C's get degrees! To get me through all the pressure to perform I told myself that all I had to get was a C on any assignment, paper, or test, and anything higher than a C was icing on the cake that would help give me a cushion towards just passing the class. That way, whatever grade I got, I was delighted to get it! If I got a B+, I wasn't moaning that I didnt get an A, I was celebrating that I not only passed, I had icing on the cake to help me pass the class. Now that I've earned my BA, I think it was one of the best standards to set for myself - I was so anxious and such a hard worker, that I needed to just be happy if I passed. I never did get a C, but I did get some B+ grades and I was happy about them. and I just got my final GPA from my fancy university: 3.724!! My last semester I went out with a big bang: A, A, and A+!! I didnt even know an A+ was possible, but there it is on my transcript, shiny and pretty as a diamond. :) I learned that setting my standards low and allowing for anything higher really worked to make me happy no matter what I got for a grade. Instead I focused on doing a good job for myself, and not worrying about the things I couldnt control, like what grade was written on it. So yay for your C, and yay for you taking tests and getting closer to that BA degree! Kudos to you!
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby sallypz » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:26 pm

Good advice Velvet. DreamThief there's absolutely nothing wrong with getting a BA just because you WANT to. In fact that's the perfect reason. Don't worry about the age thing either. I'm 56 and just now going back to school for a Masters Degree...basically "Just because I WANT to also"...but it will get me a job that 's in a higher financial bracket and in an area of specialty that I love. So far I'm enjoying the classes, although I'm scared about the grades....hope this ol' brain of mine has a few functioning brain cells left (LOL!!!) (I've a non-MENSA brain)....I'm not the oldest one in the class either. Best of luck with school. Hooray for YOU!!! sallypz(MoxieMe)
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Re: Inching closer to my BA

Postby DreamThief » Fri Jan 29, 2010 5:40 pm

Thanks everyone! Good luck to you too sallypz! I just submitted my application to matriculate, so I've set a one year timer for myself. If I haven't completed the degree by then I'll need to pay the annual fee again. I seem to need to set these "countdowns" for myself in order to accomplish anything. :D
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