Well, I am dead inside.
Hear me whine! It's like "hear me roar!" but not as profound and it gets kind of annoying. The whine. I need to drop the 'h'. I need to wine.
This semester is proving to be relentless. I think I know the requirements, I do them, then they ask for more. Typical. Everyone wants to take, take, take from Fargo. I got nothing left to give. I cannot add more to my papers or my projects or my reports without stroking out.
Plus I have life.
I need to write thank yous. I need to do home projects. I need to mow, garden, clean house, and be a mother.
I need to write articles for LET which, btw, have not gotten a lot of traffic. So...pray tell me...give me some good subjects. Anything...help a girl out. It needs to be humorous, or deep, or unusual. Asking for a friend. Well, actually, it's my other self who might become normal after May 2. Please and thank you.
Just so you know, going to school on campus is ten times different than online classes. I have had both. Online is cake. Cake holes, actually. Do not think for a second that on campus courses are the same as online. Do not think online degrees are the same as those received from being on campus either.
Several professors recently told me...you can do a bachelor's degree online no problem. Everyone will accept it. But never get an online master's degree if you want a doctorate or a job in academia or science. Never ever. Well, I happen to love online classes. Why? I hate people.
Anyway, they said you limit your possibilities even if it is an accredited school. Now are they old school? No, these are young professors. It concerns me because online is the way of the world. So most people do not know that it matters to many.
You can still get a great job and be qualified with an online degree. Heck, I worked for a prestigious university toting online learning. I won't mention their name, but the riddle to decipher is Kitty Cat Payment. Yeah, it sounds dirty. But well, it was the best I had. Bet you can't guess that.
Anyhoozle, why the double standard?
More and more universities are doing online degrees while at the same time telling you the degree is only worth half the paper of an on campus degree.
Frankly, many working people cannot do an on campus degree because they have to work and not everything is taught at night.
Here we are.
At a circle of dilemma. I say, they need to change their way of thinking and look at the academic structure and requirements.
If you are not getting out there the same as an on campus degree, then you need to change your curriculum or dump the offer. Why give students something which they cannot use? Redonkulous. I'm OK in that department, but I know a lot of friends who have online Master's.
Maybe they are academic snobs. I don't know. I understand the concerns of a fly by night school, but if it is accredited? Then what's the problem? Explain that.
So to recap this semester. I was inducted into honor societies for criminal justice and anthropology. That was cool. It makes amends for my terrible grades in undergrad where I was pretty much the worst student on campus. I always strive for the first position either at the top or the bottom. There is no reason to be mediocre.
So I have a two year plan. I hope to disclose it after the time gets nearer.
In the meantime, I will be reaching out to you from my same place in middle America bitching about the lack of snow, and mountains, and wildlife, and isolation.
Man, what was I thinking moving to an overpopulated area? LOL. Lots of good came of it, so it was a valuable lesson.
Meanwhile, this still describes my grasp on statistics even though I have an 'A+' right now:
Funny thing is statistics is math. I love math. Statistics is fucked up math. Just saying. So I have to have it for my doctorate degree...only more of these classes....like what the fuck over? Yeah. Pray for me.