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  1. Nursing schools have some unique formulas for acceptance as well. Dd's school based acceptance on GPA and Quality points. Your quality points were the hours * the grade points (so like the total grade points before you average it). The more hours you had grades for, the higher your quality points. Students don't receive quality points for courses they test out of with AP, IB, etc. So, although the school officially takes those credits and the nursing program will take some of those credits, the more you have the less likely your application is to get accepted. It is a bit weird - but like I said, nursing programs have some unique formulas. Be sure your dd looks into the details.
  2. My ds graduated from Drury in May. I was thrilled with his experience there and he was too. I also attended one semester of online classes before starting back for my Master's degree. That is a totally different animal, but my experience there was positive too. The professors were fantastic. The class sizes are small, and students have the opportunity to do about anything they want to do - faculty is very supportive. The biggest downside that I'm aware of is that the variety of classes offered is smaller, in proportion to their very small size. However, professors will setup independent study, projects, research opportunities etc that go beyond course offerings (at least they did in the English and Mulimedia departments). If you have any specific questions, feel free. I'm not around TWTM much anymore, but feel free to send me a message
  3. Congratulations! What does it mean to present a poster? Is there a display area or is it in some kind of session? Getting it all paid for makes it even sweeter! I presented a paper at a conference last year and I'm waiting to hear if I'll get to do it again. It was a great experience, and I really can't recommend it highly enough. I hope your conference is equally beneficial to you!
  4. Four texts over a few days is really not a lot. Most college kids text rather constantly. If she isn't comfortable with it, then the polite thing to do is tell him to stop. If she isn't comfortable doing that, she should just block his number. I'm sure she has already learned the lesson that if she doesn't want to text with someone, she shouldn't give out her number. I wouldn't call those few texts harassment. However, if she feels harassed, she certainly should put an end to it. If she tells him not to text her anymore and he does or if she blocks him and he pursues her in person, then I would file a complaint.
  5. I'm sorry that you're having to deal with so much right now Jenny, but I'm glad you made the decision to give yourself a little space. Take care of you first. School can wait.
  6. I stared back this week. I am teaching one online class and one T/TH class, then I'm taking a Shakespeare class and a Linguistics class. I think the workload looks really good and it should be a great semester, except that on top of that I'm taking comprehensive exams in October and my Degree paper also has to be in about the same time. I've been working on studying and writing all summer, so I'm in reasonable shape, but I'm guessing September and October are going to be pretty stressful as I try to finish those things.
  7. From the perspective of someone who has taught both, they each have their own advantage. Complete College America is an organization (funded by a grant from the Gates Foundation) that is lobbying heavily for colleges to switch to the corequisite model. The reason is that it speeds completion. For students who are up to that, it can work. However, if a student is weak in a subject (typically math or writing) and has to take a corequisite class, they are suddenly thrown into 5-6 hours of a subject that is weak for them and that can be really rough. The English department where I am offers both and prerequisite is far more popular. Both have very high success rates. I think a student that goes through the prerequisite is more likely to come out well prepared for future classes, but either one can work.
  8. Oh that's bizarre! I just went to work on the BB site for an online class I'm teaching in the fall and it was GONE! I'd already set it up. There was more to do, but the site just totally disappeared. I'm so annoyed. I know these things happen, but while you are in an active class? That is a nightmare! I hope it all works out ok!
  9. This is us exactly. Neither of us has gifts as a love language. We don't buy them or give them to each other for any occasion. We do buy things for each other, but not as gifts and not for "occasions".
  10. Jenny you are on a role! Congrats on the job offer and I hope you love the extra class and it helps you make the decision about continuing on.
  11. What kind of change are you considering? You've peaked my curiosity 🙂
  12. I'm only taking two classes in the fall: Shakespeare and Linguistics. I'm pretty meh about both. This summer I'm working on my degree paper and I'll probably have to finish that in the fall. I also have comprehensive exams in the fall and just typing those words leaves me completely stressed out! What about everyone else?
  13. What are you taking? Are you excited? What else is happening next semester that you are looking forward to or dreading?
  14. Oh, that sounds wonderful Jenny! Are you sure you want to resist? I totally understand trying to limit the investment. i'm doing the same, but if you found the perfect degree program and the price is right... Sorry, I'm not helping am I!
  15. That really isn't typical. As someone who teaches Writing I at a state U, I can tell you that only a few of my students come in with this kind of writing history and they are typically from either urban or rural schools. Most of my students can turn out a 3-5 page paper without blinking an eye because they're used to doing LOTS of them. Some have done a couple of 8-10 page papers per year the last couple of years of high school (in addition to LOTS of essays). To get an idea of what you're preparing for, I assign 5 papers in Eng110. They range from a project proposal w/ annotated bibliography and a 3 page essay at the easy end to an 8-10 page researched argument paper. My students also turn in journals (writings on assigned topics - not personal journals) weekly that range from 200-400 words. These vary in style but start simple with summaries and work into more complex analysis.
  16. I stuck with test grades in courses where I gave tests. In English and some other classes that were based more on writing, my kids revised work that was below A level until they had an A. My advise is be honest. I think colleges have respect for homeschoolers that don't have a 4.0 - too many do. Grade inflation is at least as rampant in the homeschooling community as it is anywhere else. No matter how many people answer this question and how different the answers are, it is still your decision. You can give the grade that you believe reflects your students mastery of the subject based on whatever criteria you choose.
  17. She should now email the head of the department. As my head of department always says, no grade is final. She doesn't have to speak to anyone, but it lets the department head know, and, if it is like my university, the teacher will hear from the department head. She can also file a protest against the grade - if getting points for that assignment would have given her an A. Both are paper work, not in-person things and now she doesn't have to fear retribution.
  18. To find if D&D is prevalent, you'll have to go beyond looking for gaming clubs. Many seem to focus most on video games; some focus on board games. None of the colleges my kids looked at had gaming clubs that focused on RPGs. That said, ds did manage to game while at college, even though he ended up at a liberal arts college with no gaming club at all. Ds began GM'ing well before college and continued on through. When he graduated, one of his former professors invited him to join a monthly game he hosts too. Gaming has become very mainstream and I have little doubt she'll be able to find it anywhere she goes.
  19. I would not look kindly on a student that tried to get me to change a grade at the end of the semester after sitting on it for weeks. I'm not sure what I would do with that. I don't give quizzes and writing often doesn't have clear right/wrong answers, so I never face this, but the end of the semester is a busy time and I know how I would feel about it.
  20. This describes me/my migraines very well. My dh often recognizes I'm getting a migraine before I do because of the fog. I lose the power to problem solve or make decisions. However, mine always end up with sever pain on one side (usually right, but occasionally left). I too did everything imaginable for migraine treatments across the last 20 years, including botox. Aimovig has been life changing! I started it last fall and as long as I do the injection every 28 days, I only have 1-2 migraines per month. If I'm late (insurance messed me up one month) I start over and I lose coverage for about a week until it fully kicks in.
  21. I would not assume the professor would go back through all the quizzes and manually check that answer. I would be sure to notify the professor for the best chances of getting credit.
  22. I graduated from Truman and although neither of my kids found it a good fit, several of my friends kids are there now. It is cheap, even out of state (as are all of Missouri's state U's) and they all also have automatic aid. Truman is at the northern edge of the state, so most people would qualify it as colder climate.
  23. You're right, online is harder for most s You're right, online classes are harder for most people. Ds couldn't handle more than 12 hours/semester most of the time in college either. If he had been required to take 15 for his scholarship, he couldn't have maintained the GPA he needed. He did have to make "adequate progress toward graduation", but his school defined that as 24 credits/year. He did take summer school classes and with some DE, CLEP, and AP credit, graduated in 4 years. Don't be afraid to stand up to a system that pushes him too fast. It works for many, but not for everyone. Knowing he needs the time to do homework, I'd definitely have him live on campus. Otherwise, he'll lose 1.5-2 hours per day to the commute. It doesn't sound like he has time for that and it will make life much more stressful. I do commute 35-45 minutes each way to school. I'm less involved on campus because of it, but I'm old and don't need campus involvement. The dorm would be a much better option, particularly if it is his preference so he'll be trying hard to make it work.
  24. I vote dorms too. I had a friend in college with about a 30 minute commute and he always talked about being left out of everything. Ds went to school 45 minutes away. He lived on campus and graduated in May. It was pricey, but well worth it for him. If he prefers the dorms, I'd support that.
  25. Of the two, BJU. Much stronger sciences at the high school level.
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