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School...

Well, my parents dropped a minor bombshell on me this morning: they don't mind if I stop trying to work towards a transfer.

The current Plan for me is that I try to get into a good college as a freshman in fall 2005 (the '04 deadlines seem to be up, at least at UCs). In the mean time, I keep working towards a transfer in case that doesn't work out.

Problem is, I'm kinda sucking. Calculus is...well, if I could get myself to work on it I'd be fine, but I can't seem to do that. Assembly is turning into a fiasco. On the other hand, Data Structures is pretty easy, and Japanese is actually the first class I've enjoyed in a long time. (Although I need to find the time to study more...especially kana practice...)

So, this morning my parents proposed that I drop the two classes, take fun classes next year (to stay in good school habits or somesuch), work towards entering as a freshman, and concentrate on my Web business.

I think I've convinced myself that this is a good idea. Still... *shrugs*

Thoughts, minna?

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mordath
Feb. 9th, 2004 09:44 am (UTC)
I think it sounds like a good plan, if it's what you want to do. Data Structures is t3h win. I don't know why, but I really enjoyed that class, as well as subsequent classes that involved drawing pictures of things like a*ba*b and Turing Machines.

No need to kill yourself if you don't have to - college *can* be fun.

Although I'm curious - what about Assembly is fiasco-like? I personally found that once I developed the proper mindset (grew past the high-level programming mindset), it was actually fairly engaging. And learning Assembly and machine code does make you a better programmer in the end. You might want to check out the new O'Reilly book on Assembly.
brentdax
Feb. 9th, 2004 02:51 pm (UTC)
Re:
It's not the technical side, it's the class side...

It's a long story, but essentially there was a bad sector on a floppy I turned in. The teacher preliminarily gave me a low score and told me to resubmit the files. I burned them onto a CD and gave them to her; she promptly lost them. Or something.

Because of this, I got a D last semester, which means I can't take the second semester. The teacher won't change the old grade, but says she'll allow me into the class--if I ever find, fill out and submit the proper paperwork to the school...
chiave_trust
Feb. 9th, 2004 10:25 am (UTC)
If you concentrate on your Web business and take classes you don't mind, I think it'll still look quite good when you enter as a freshman, and especially in comp-related fields. Because in that case, you essentially took classes that still applied, that you could devote yourself to, and maintained a business of your own related to tech work.

*hugs Brent* Wish you well. ^_^
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