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So...by going to a top 10 ECE school, do I avoid a lot of the problems bought up in this thread?
Or does that just compound these problems...?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenoob;13607851 
So...by going to a top 10 ECE school, do I avoid a lot of the problems bought up in this thread?
Or does that just compound these problems...?

Neither nor. You will still find some teachers who cannot teach/speak English well but also find some that do.
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Originally Posted by videoman5;13603529 

I have to take this
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Calc I,II,III were done in high school. So, really I didn't have to take much for the Math reqs.

I didn't have an opportunity to go that high in Math here in Florida.
Standardized testing via FCAT has reduced the focus on Calculus courses.

I have to take this over four years:
http://www.cop.ufl.edu/education/student-affairs/doctor-of-pharmacy-curriculum/
Then another 3 years for a Phd in Medicinal Chemistry.

A few years ago I would have have ran away from a major like this.
If a person quits often, they'll always be a quitter. So I decided to push forward.
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Originally Posted by mushroomboy;13603694 
Why did you have to say that? Everything I learn makes me not want to go to school. =( I want to do bio/chem, that's NOT going to be fun now. ='( LOL
Ha, you wouldn't like what I posted above either. It comes down to the quality of your instructors. The information being thought isn't above your comprehension, it's how your instructor delivers the information that makes a difference. Some instructors are very unclear in what they want from their students and they perform poorly. A professor must have open lines of communication or I wouldn't take their course. A few questions after class to clarify what is required is a difference between an A or B/C on the assignment.
Edited by WorldExclusive - 5/23/11 at 10:01am
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My dad teaches physics at school. My mother is a literature graduate (she also studied classics). While my dad has just a few physics books or physics school books, my mother got later a phd in education, has a library full of literature, history, education books etc. She is also much more stressed than my dad for sure in her job.
My dad could have done the same but it was more difficult in his field.
I am glad that we had such a great library and i read some books myself.

Perhaps liberal arts are easier but after graduation all face the same difficulties.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Somenoob;13607851 
So...by going to a top 10 ECE school, do I avoid a lot of the problems bought up in this thread?
Or does that just compound these problems...?
Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13607878 
Neither nor. You will still find some teachers who cannot teach/speak English well but also find some that do.

This.

You will probably have an easier time getting internships though, and good internships = good starting job most of the time.

I graduated with a BS from Virginia Tech with a bottom-half GPA and I majored in EE. I got a job right after graduation without much effort that pays right on par with the average starting salary of 62k. I guess most of the country is having trouble finding work but it sure didn't apply to me. The company I worked for just hired about 15 college age engineers.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo;13592034 
First day of engineering classes....

"Look to the left, Look to the right, one of you will not be graduating."

You didn't happen to go to Gatech did you?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ____;13591790 
Well, those are way harder than freaking English, Art, and Music.
Music is actually harder then you think.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by WorldExclusive;13608044 
I didn't have an opportunity to go that high in Math here in Florida.
Standardized testing via FCAT has reduced the focus on Calculus courses.

I have to take this over four years:
http://www.cop.ufl.edu/education/student-affairs/doctor-of-pharmacy-curriculum/
Then another 3 years for a Phd in Medicinal Chemistry.

A few years ago I would have have ran away from a major like this.
If a person quits often, they'll always be a quitter. So I decided to push forward.
141 Credit hours? eek.gif I couldn't do that. Period.

That's really disappointing about the math and the FCAT. Here in Nebraska, at least at my high school, people were placed into math accordingly. I got placed into Pre-Algebra in 6th Grade. Last year in high school I took Calc III at UNO first semester, and AP Statistics second semester. Man, Stats was a joke compared to Calc III. tongue.gif
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ebolamonkey3;13608139 
You didn't happen to go to Gatech did you?
I think every engineering school tells this to students on the first day.
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Originally Posted by Riou;13608373 
I think every engineering school tells this to students on the first day.
Yeah they did it here too.
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