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|4 weeks 3 days ago||I'm sure you mean well, and||
I'm sure you mean well, and probably on the whole are saying this beacuse legions of incoming freshman come in with goofy anecdotal stories from older siblings and insist on disagreeing with many of the Acadmeic Advisors or Academic Peer Advisors. I can see how that might be frustrating for you and your team. And while it's also possible that maybe you personally have a really great advisor (they do indeed exist), many of the advisors are frankly remarkedly unqualified and regularly dole out lousy advice. Almost none of them actually have a Michigan degree, nor know what it's like to be in some of the uber-competitive classes offered at a large university like Michigan. These are the same people who tell freshman to regularly turn down valuable AP credit and enroll in some of the worst classes on campus (Math 115, Chem 130, Bio 172, etc.), got Physics 125 canned in favor of 135, and did away with the Gen Chem 2 waiver (forcing many to take PChem). My premed advisor at LSA was a total moran, and I frequently encounter other premeds who have suffered due to awful advice from her.
Yes it can be said that you shouldn't believe everything you read on the net, but there are many success heavy-hitter alums who frequent this site and kindly offered wisdom on this thread. It sounds like the OP already realizes this, but to other future Freshman out there do talk to current students and alumni. Also great advice may also be had from the sophomores on your hall.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||That's what minors are for.||
That's what minors are for. Major in Math, minor in Ross.
|4 weeks 3 days ago||I bought some shitty French||
I bought some shitty French restaraunt on the north side and converted it into Abe's Wild Wieners. Try it next time you are in Chi-Town. Tell 'em Abe sent ya; your first wiener's on me.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||1) She's contantly behidn and||
1) She's contantly behidn and crams the hardest chapters of material into the very last day of lecture. Other orgo profs don't do this.
2) She's a hypocrit (personal experience).
3) She favors students who try hard and come to her office to kiss ass. Much easier to score an A you did not actually earn with Kathy.
4) She regularly tests on material that's from a future chapter (i.e. problems on Ch10 should NOT be on the Ch7-9 exam).
5) She requires excessive evening "workshops" so she can cover the same material other profs do in their alotted three hours per week.
6) She wastes the last lecture of the year making an ABCs of chemistry nursery rhyme instead of using that time to better prepare the students for the final.
7) The manner she teaches much of the material involves skipping necessary steps that while may not serve a purpose in Chem 210 provide an important foundation for concepts in Chem 215
More, but I'm in a rush.
She can explain chemistry well, and for that she's highly overrated.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Follow up: Consider your||
Consider your motivations for heading to Ross. This is controversial and may draw criticism from others on this board, but if your interest is something with business and not in high finance you might be served with a more focused undergrad (chemistry, computer sci, engineering, english and comm, etc) and then picking up and MBA later.
I'm on my second start-up and it's the skills I gain from my non-business classes that help me the most in entrepreneurship.
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Math 116 >> Math 186 Second||
Math 116 >> Math 186
Second semester consider Brian Porter for a history class.
Gerson for Econ.
Check out the Freshman seminars -- there are plenty of great ones and usually the faculty teaching them are outstanding.
For others in the class of 2018:
Avoid Chem 130 and the Intro Biology series whenever possible.
Take Chem 210 Orgo with Copola (in the Fall) and NOT Nolta (Winter).
|5 weeks 2 days ago||Many thanks for sharing||
Many thanks for sharing that. I'm not trying to get at proprietary business info for anyone's site, just am VERY curious at the effects that recent decisions at the AD have had upon the overall fan population.
|10 weeks 13 min ago||I took a bunch of college||
I took a bunch of college classes my senior year of HS prior to coming to michigan. The credits transferred, but as nonspecific departmental credit. However a few of those (biology) courses were requirements for my major and my advisor signed off on my not having to retake them once at umich.
|11 weeks 2 days ago||BKFinest it or I shall not||
BKFinest it or I shall not believe you.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Already acknowledged. Fail.||
Already acknowledged. Fail. Neg away.
|11 weeks 5 days ago||Pretty sure that one guy,||
Pretty sure that one guy, Brady (spelling?), lost some PT as a senior to a freshman understudy.
|12 weeks 4 days ago||Yeah, that and awesome||
Yeah, that and awesome halftime shows.
|12 weeks 6 days ago||Part of me worries that it||
Part of me worries that it would take much less than a deathy penalty to trigger a SEC exodus from the NCAA... maybe this is causing them to look the other way, any enforcement could destabilize the Ass'n.
|14 weeks 1 day ago||Oooo... a new pipeline being||
Oooo... a new pipeline being laid from Northville to Ann Arbor? Love it!
|18 weeks 4 days ago||Apologies that it took so||
Apologies that it took so long to finally respond to your comment; I saw it this morning and am only now giving it the attention it deserves.
As was already articluated by another reader, you sir are an ignorant ass-hat. As a former member of a transplant team, I can honestly say that many people in the general population opt not to donate their organs due to misinformation and fear-mongering generated by uninformed Luddites like yourself. Less donors mean less organs, and less organs means fewer lives saved. On behalf of modern medicine and those desperately waiting for life-saving transplants, please crawl out from under the rock where you reside and get a clue.
1) Multiple studies are conducted to establish clinical brain death over a period of time. It's not a "snap-judgement" and would have to be incorrectly diagnosed multiple times over that period.
2) Brain death is irreversible. This is NOT a coma. It is impossible to awaken from brain death. Saying it's a "fine line between being alive and death" is like suggesting that a broken television isn't actually broken so long as you leave it plugged into the wall.
3) Coroners do NOT pronounce brain death. Licensed physicians board-certified in neurology do.
4) The medical team working to save the paitent's life has no association to the transplant team, and thus no financial nor other incentive to get "greedy" and "hot for your insides." The regional transplant organization is only contacted after brain death has been established.
I really hate to be that guy on the internet who has to log on just to say that you are wrong, but your comments go beyond unenlightened and ignorant when they perpetuate myths and stereotypes that have real life-or-death consequences. Here's a new strategy that might serve you well in life:
Think first. Open pie-hole second.
|20 weeks 17 hours ago||I can't speak for previous||
I can't speak for previous years given I'm only in my rookie season, but I saw in an email that went out from the Alum Ass'n a few days ago that they were advertising vacancies for week 11. Tood bad you are tied up Vaugn, otherwise might have been worth a try.
Out of curiousity, how tough is it to "win" the lottery? Are there many years where familes don't place?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Yes to little ones and||
Yes to little ones and pre-bedtime milk. Very glad you mentioned that!
2 fans per room or 1 for each?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Just received my email||
Just received my email confirmation. This is our first trip to the camp and we are already quite excited. I know a bunch of lifelong campers and they literally sound like Jobs disciples, all stating that camp is "magical." Needless to say we are pretty pumped. Week 6.
Question to Camp veterans:
What should we bring (besides the obvious stuff)?? Any inisights/things we should know?
|20 weeks 1 day ago||Check it||
Check it out:
|21 weeks 9 hours ago||Pretty sure on a scale of 1||
Pretty sure on a scale of 1 to 10, with 1 being Elmo and 10 being some unholy alliance of the antichrist, global warming, and world hunger, that Comcast scores a solid 13.
|22 weeks 6 days ago||1) Get the ACT up 2 points||
1) Get the ACT up 2 points -- it's not that hard. Find a tutor. Avoid Kaplan / Princeton. Leverage reading, english, and math as the new ACT science is really tough to prepare for. Time spent on math and english ACT preparation have the higest return on investment. Reread geometry and algrebra 1 text books. The McGraw Hill Handbook of English Grammar is quite useful. Strunk and White might help as well.
2) Have smart people (English teachers, college prep advisors, etc.) proof and advise you on your essays. Make them GREAT. Remember this cardinal rule: the more your essay reflects your own life, opinions, emotions, and experiences, the more it will stand out from the crowd. We are all unique though not everyone writes a unique essay. Prety much every story has already been told once on a college admissions essay; there's nothing novel you can do there but you can tell it through your OWN eyes and using your own perspective. Don't underestimate this.
3) YES do the joint BME BS/MS program. And definitely do consider stat's as well. Double major and take hard classes while here. Your GPA might get dinged but your education will be well worth it. You will never have an issue finding employment with a double in BME and stats.
4) Sometimes ROTC offers a "trial" year. MY cousin did this here at UofM a few years ago. He signed up for a year, tried it, they paid his entire tuition and fees, and after a year he had the option to stay in the program or go (he opted to leave). You get to keep the free year of tuition.
5) Once you enter grad for the MS program you can apply to become a TA (free tuition and health care, $2400 / month stipend).
6) If you are good at explaining stats and/or physics you can tutor on campus for pretty good money. If you are excellent explaining at stats and/or physics you can tutor on campus for amazing money (and I will hire you do that).
7) Engineering interships tend to pay very well during the summer. It definitely limits your options away from start-ups and academic research, but you can easily pull down $10-15k in a summer working your tail off for a big firm.
8) If all else fails go somewhere else and transfer in. It's easy after your first year at any major University so long as you have good grades.
Best of luck!
|25 weeks 3 days ago||Notre Dame||
I thought for sure that Notre Dame - Purdue would be on that list...
|26 weeks 18 hours ago||^^^^ THIS !!!!!!!||
Regardless of whether you like the hire or not, how #$@*ing refreshing is it that this was handled the right way -- top to bottom. None of the Sailor Bill BS; the firing was kept a secret and less than 24 hours Brandon and Hoke are announcing their replacement.
I love it when a plan comes together...
|27 weeks 2 days ago||To answer the inevitable||
To answer the inevitable follow-up (how did these kids get accepted to umich), reading is but 1 of 4 sections on the ACT and many (!!!) college students have begun using "application advisors" to assist them with their college application essays.
|27 weeks 2 days ago||Sorry to nit-pick, but you||
Sorry to nit-pick, but you might want to adapt your survey.
Instead of saying things like "my students would perform better in school if they were better readers" (similar to "chocolate is tasty," "water is wet," and "pope is Catholic") you might want to consider numerical rankings.
It might be more informative to say for example that 87% of primary educators surveyed said improved reading skills is the No. 1 or most important thing their students require to achieve higher grades than 99% of educators think reading is important.
For whatever it is worth, reading levels at UM among college students are (in my opinion) declining and often attrocious. I frequently teach undergraduates science, and am astounded at how few of them ever crack the textbook. Granted science texts rarely read like Harry Potter, but in my experience these students demonstrate an inability to even approach technical writing and glean any useful information from their books.
|34 weeks 3 days ago||This is ridiculous. She||
This is ridiculous. She should retire immediately - totally unacceptable behavior.
If this were due to a legitimate medical condition, I'm sure it would have been disclosed to the University community by now and especially so to the Board of Regents.
I've never been fond of MSC before, but I can't stand her now.
|38 weeks 4 days ago||Might be hard to pry him away||
Might be hard to pry him away from the booth, but Matt Millen is available. He has quite a keen eye for offensive skill players, and a proven track record with elite wide receivers.
|39 weeks 3 days ago||If you watch the footage||
If you watch the footage closely, you will see the lines judges approaching the ball from two different yard marks at the end of that play -- and separated by what appears to be about two yards. The line judge on the bottom of the screen had NWU with the first down, whereas the judge at the top had them behind the marker.
As they approach the ball the line judge along the bottom sees he has the ball marked different than his colleague and steps back, stealing the first down from NWU.
|45 weeks 4 days ago||we've been kicking around the||
we've been kicking around the idea of going for a couple of years now... you all have definitely tipped the scale. see everyone there next summer, and many thanks to the OP for the great LC story.
|49 weeks 5 days ago||He didn't appear to be||
He didn't appear to be traveling any faster than the white car that came before him. Then again, any time something like that enters your path and you hit it, the case can always be made that you were going too fast.
My question is where in the hell was the Lexus going? The angle she/he took was stoopid to make a left turn and sure as hell wasn't proceeding to the right. If straight was an option, it would have seemed as though the BUS IN THE WAY would have prompted the Lexus to wait another few seconds for it to pass.