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post #76 of 128
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Originally Posted by ghulkhan View Post
I cant wait till tuesday. Last exam.


Sociolinguistics on monday

Ethics on tuesday (I am going to hate this exam, not because it is hard but its 3 fucking essay questions. I hate writing in those stupid blue books.)

Ugh. Those blue books. They haunt me in my nightmares. For the Honors program at the first college I went to my freshman year we had to write a 2-blue book essay on what we learned in the class. RIIIIIIIIdiculous.
post #77 of 128
E-mailed my paper in last night, I AM FREE! It's too bad my gf has four finals on the last four days of the examination period (next week). I can't party too hard while she's studying.
post #78 of 128
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E-mailed my paper in last night, I AM FREE! It's too bad my gf has four finals on the last four days of the examination period (next week). I can't party too hard while she's studying.

Thank god for 'Net connections. The best exam I ever wrote was a cost accounting exam when I was getting my MBA. If you had a notebook in class, you were able to just email the prof your spreadsheet from the problems she gave us. And one time (in band camp) I had to do some business travel during finals week...I was just able to log into the prof's site for the problems and email the answers. The 'Net has really made school much better.
post #79 of 128
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post
It may be of great comfort or discomfort to you to know that once you have a real job, no one will care if you were at the top or bottom of your graduating class. I used to feel pretty good about my GPA, now no one, including me, cares.
While that may be true, where you graduate in your class DOES greatly influence what job you get after college. Which can greatly influence the rest of your life. The difference between a 3.5 and a 3.0 is the difference between working in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and doing corporate finance for Ford. More on topic, I was pretty lucky -- I only had one final during the actual finals period this semester. I got a 75% on it; class average was a 55%. Good enough to get me a B+ in the coure despite my C+/B- average all semester before that.
post #80 of 128
Just took my Financial Accounting final. I have an Organizational Behavior and management final tomorrow and a paper to finish and I am done.
post #81 of 128
Ended up with three 3.34 GPA after this semester's finals. Wish I didn't get a C in Calc II.
post #82 of 128
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Ended up with three 3.34 GPA after this semester's finals. Wish I didn't get a C in Calc II.
Aren't you a freshman? That's damn good for a first-year student.
post #83 of 128
What's the average for a freshman GPA?
post #84 of 128
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What's the average for a freshman GPA?
Most freshmen I know (granted, these are idiots) got below a 3.0 for their first semester. Actually, more like for their first year.
post #85 of 128
Ah. Our school runs on quarters. I quite like it. Like high school but 3 quarters, rather than 4.
post #86 of 128
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Most freshmen I know (granted, these are idiots) got below a 3.0 for their first semester. Actually, more like for their first year.

Yup, you apparently know a lot of idiots (or slackers). Your first semester is usually a lot of bullshit intro courses, it ain't that hard. I'd recommend padding your GPA early on with the easy stuff, because the same amount of effort that got you a B+ in intro History or whatever will earn you a solid C- once your well into your major coursework. Hell, even if you're in the middle of your junior year, a 3.34 isn't exactly a lofty goal. No offense AL, I'm sure Calc II wasn't exactly a piece of cake, but I'm sure you can do better. Actually, taking a peak at my transcripts---a 3.34 is exactly what I got my first semester. And I skipped a lot of classes.
post #87 of 128
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Most freshmen I know (granted, these are idiots) got below a 3.0 for their first semester. Actually, more like for their first year.
It all depends on the school and major. At my undergrad (GA Tech), freshmen engineering majors averaged less than a 2.5 GPA, with 2/3 of them failing/transferring by the end of their sophomore year.
post #88 of 128
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It all depends on the school and major. At my undergrad (GA Tech), freshmen engineering majors averaged less than a 2.5 GPA, with 2/3 of them failing/transferring by the end of their sophomore year.
Yikes.
post #89 of 128
I took some pretty challenging courses in my first semester and also came down with appendicitis five days before my exams were to start. That combination had me start off my college career with a sparkling 2.65 GPA. I don't like blaming it on the appendicitis (I wasn't getting a 4.0 anyways), but I'm sure I would've gotten a 3.0 had that not happened. I've maintained a 3.47 in 10 classes since, but that 2.65 is really killing my GPA on my resume (3.22 cumulative). I'm worried that it will keep me from getting interviews for summer positions at investment banks. In any case, I asked my academic advisor what the average freshman GPA was, and he told me that it's "usually between a 3.0 and 3.5." Though I've heard the average at the engineering school is a 2.8.
post #90 of 128
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Originally Posted by leftover_salmon View Post
I took some pretty challenging courses in my first semester and also came down with appendicitis five days before my exams were to start. That combination had me start off my college career with a sparkling 2.65 GPA. I don't like blaming it on the appendicitis (I wasn't getting a 4.0 anyways), but I'm sure I would've gotten a 3.0 had that not happened. I've maintained a 3.47 in 10 classes since, but that 2.65 is really killing my GPA on my resume (3.22 cumulative). I'm worried that it will keep me from getting interviews for summer positions at investment banks.

In any case, I asked my academic advisor what the average freshman GPA was, and he told me that it's "usually between a 3.0 and 3.5." Though I've heard the average at the engineering school is a 2.8.


It will hurt you, but only until you've put some time and distance between it and yourself. By the time you graduate, assuming you consistently do much better, it will be excused by any reasonable person.
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