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I need a place to think out loud...
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So... I started out in Architecture. I did that for 3 semesters. Then I transferred to change my major to Elementary Education. I was at that school for 1 semester. My dad couldn't afford it so I stayed home and took classes a CCV. I successfully completed 1 semester taking 2 classes and working and withdrew from my second semester.

At the time I was convinced that I withdrew because 1) I hated taking online classes, 2) all of my classmates were stupid and, 3) I wasn't feeling challenged therefore I wasn't doing the work and would have failed my classes anyway. Looking back there was more at play than I realized. I hated the online format, but I wasn't interested in the subject area, or driven enough to do the work. All of my classmates were stupid because its a community college but also, unfortunately a lot of unintelligent people are in that major. I wasn't feeling challenged by the content because most of the content was middle school level at hardest.

Now I'm at UVM, same major, Elementary Education, and I'm realizing that it wasn't CCV as much as it was the subject area. I find my classes boring, easy and uninteresting. My math class, Math for Elementary School Teachers, is made up of people who could barely pass algebra. I mean, the teacher asked us to work in base 5 for the day so we could experience the way a child learns to add and count. One of the students asked if base 5 was a real thing. I wanted to cry, I learned that in 7th grade.

I know that realistically I should just stick with this because I've gone to 4 schools and I'm already extending my college education by 2 years, but I'm not sure I have it in me. I think my reason for choosing elementary education was as shallow as it was for choosing Architecture. I know that I said multiple times that I want to inspire children to love math and science so that one day, hopefully one of them would be smart enough and love the subject enough to change the world. So that humanity could see the stars and explore the universe. I said that I wanted to do that because I'm not smart enough to do it myself.

Screw that. I based my future off of a line insisting that I'm not smart. Well I am smart. My favorite college classes that I've taken have been Calculus and Medieval Literature. I really had to think to pass those and there was visible growth for me. Math and science have been my favorite subjects my whole life. After a class in those subject areas I come home still thinking about what I've learned and completely fascinated by the patterns. I should be doing something math and science related right? At least that's what I'm thinking about now.

I'm just struggling with the idea of changing my major and transferring again. I'm so worn out on school that I'm not sure I have it in me, but at the same time, I think I could if I was excited about what I'm learning.

Cure for cancer, what?
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http://www.moneytrendsresearch.com/scientists-cure-cancer-but-no-one-takes-notice/

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ACTA in a Nutshell –

What is ACTA?  ACTA is the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement. A new intellectual property enforcement treaty being negotiated by the United States, the European Community, Switzerland, and Japan, with Australia, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Mexico, Jordan, Morocco, Singapore, the United Arab Emirates, and Canada recently announcing that they will join in as well.

Why should you care about ACTA? Initial reports indicate that the treaty will have a very broad scope and will involve new tools targeting “Internet distribution and information technology.”

What is the goal of ACTA? Reportedly the goal is to create new legal standards of intellectual property enforcement, as well as increased international cooperation, an example of which would be an increase in information sharing between signatory countries’ law enforcement agencies.

Essential ACTA Resources

  • Read more about ACTA here: ACTA Fact Sheet
  • Read the authentic version of the ACTA text as of 15 April 2011, as finalized by participating countries here: ACTA Finalized Text
  • Follow the history of the treaty’s formation here: ACTA history
  • Read letters from U.S. Senator Ron Wyden wherein he challenges the constitutionality of ACTA: Letter 1 | Letter 2 | Read the Administration’s Response to Wyden’s First Letter here: Response
  • Watch a short informative video on ACTA: ACTA Video
  • Watch a lulzy video on ACTA: Lulzy Video

Say NO to ACTA. It is essential to spread awareness and get the word out on ACTA.

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WHAT MAJOR IS RIGHT FOR YOU?
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You scored as Visual&PerformingArts

You should strongly consider majoring (or minoring) in the Visual or Performing Arts (e.g., Art, Art Education, Art History, Ceramics, Culinary Arts, Dance, Drawing, Fashion Design, Film, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Marketing (advertising), Music, Music Education, Music Theory, Painting, Photography, Theatre).

It is possible that the best major for you is your 2nd, 3rd, or even 5th listed category, so be sure to consider ALL majors in your OTHER high scoring categories (below). You may score high in a category you didnt think you would--it is possible that a great major for you is something you once dismissed as not for you. The right major for you will be something 1) you love and enjoy and 2) are really great at it.

Consider adding a minor or double majoring to make yourself standout and to combine your interests. Please post your results in your myspace/blog/journal.

Visual&PerformingArts

94%

HR/BusinessManagement

69%

Education/Counseling

63%

English/Journalism/Comm

63%

Psychology/Sociology

56%

Mathematics/Statistics

56%

Physics/Engineering/Computer

50%

Accounting/Finance/Marketing

44%

History/Anthropology/LiberalArts

44%

PoliticalScience/Philosophy

38%

Nursing/AthleticTraining/Health

38%

Biology/Chemistry/Geology

25%

Religion/Theology

19%

French/Spanish/OtherLanguage

13%

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