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Third year into my Computer Engineering degree, and I've been taking 2-3 classes every summer additional to Fall/Spring classes and I still don't think I'll graduate in four years. The classes are tough, makes other majors worth very little.
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Please, do tell me how teachers are supposed to teach faster and to the point if the student doesnt give a damn about learning but only about the grade?
This is actually true and I several of my profs have agreed with me about this. It's primarily because most people think it's all about the GPA, so they just want to know the things they think the prof will ask and spit it back at him/her on an exam, instead of learning as much as they can but getting a lower grade in return.
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This is actually true and I several of my profs have agreed with me about this. It's primarily because most people think it's all about the GPA, so they just want to know the things they think the prof will ask and spit it back at him/her on an exam, instead of learning as much as they can but getting a lower grade in return.
While you should learn as much as you can, would a company looking to hire someone care? A company isn't going to look at someone's transcripts and be like, "Well, this person had a harder professor and wanted to know more, that's why his/her grade was lower". In this world, is IS about the GPA. Which mine is sucking right now LOL.
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This is actually true and I several of my profs have agreed with me about this. It's primarily because most people think it's all about the GPA, so they just want to know the things they think the prof will ask and spit it back at him/her on an exam, instead of learning as much as they can but getting a lower grade in return.
Except, when it IS all about the GPA. I have to keep a 3.25 GPA every year in order to renew my scholarship. That's what ticks me off about teachers who think it's fine and dandy to limit the amount of A's they give out. They put my scholarship at risk, and don't even care.
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It doesn't help that all engineering degrees are pretty much 5-year degrees.

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Third year into my Computer Engineering degree, and I've been taking 2-3 classes every summer additional to Fall/Spring classes and I still don't think I'll graduate in four years. The classes are tough, makes other majors worth very little.
Same here, full-time load during the summers, still taking five years. I need 138 credits for a BS.
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Didn't bother reading the article because I know 100% of what it has to do just by looking at the title and a few quotes.

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No but really, it's because Engineers HAVE to basically become an English Major to begin with.
Absolutely wrong.
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I got into Purdue with a scholarship as well. Too bad you had to maintain a 3.5 to keep it. It is pretty much impossible to maintain that in EE.
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I think it's pointless to debate which major is harder than the others, they all play to different strengths. Some people can breeze through math and science but when you give them, say Shakespeare they don't know what to do.
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Didn't bother reading the article because I know 100% of what it has to do just by looking at the title and a few quotes.

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No but really, it's because Engineers HAVE to basically become an English Major to begin with.
Hey, the ~20 credit hours of Humanities/Social Science classes suck, but isn't quite an English major.
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While you should learn as much as you can, would a company looking to hire someone care? A company isn't going to look at someone's transcripts and be like, "Well, this person had a harder professor and wanted to know more, that's why his/her grade was lower". In this world, is IS about the GPA. Which mine is sucking right now LOL.
Exactly, and that's why it's wrong. Many highly qualified people are not hired because they don't fit standardized requirements.

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Except, when it IS all about the GPA. I have to keep a 3.25 GPA every year in order to renew my scholarship. That's what ticks me off about teachers who think it's fine and dandy to limit the amount of A's they give out. They put my scholarship at risk, and don't even care.
My point. Why base a scholarship requirements purely on GPA when there are more important things to look at? It's impossible at my uni to get a graduate scholarship without a 3.95 CGPA and the one's with the highest GPA aren't always the brighest.
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