|By Confused86 (Confused86) on Wednesday, July 28, 2004 - 10:02 pm: Edit|
I know everyone has to take it for the first semester... but is it required for the second?
my plan is to take
frist semster: 15 creds
bio, chem, english, and calc
second semester: 16 creds
bio, chem, psych, and english
My background for the courses above:
4 on ap chem
5 on ap psych
As in college human A & P
B+ in college writing for one year
I've taken AP calc AB, but not the test, did very well in the course
Do you think the sched it too demanding. All the courses above will not be honors, unless I qualify.
|By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 12:57 am: Edit|
I am also going to Cornell this fall. Yes you have to take two seminars. I don't know what college you are in, but you can use AP credit to waiver a seminar.
|By Jotarota (Jotarota) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 09:33 am: Edit|
The only thing that will get you out of a writing seminar is credit from the English AP test. My suggestion is to just take a writing seminar that looks interesting. If you get one that you have interest in it will be a much better class for you.
|By Nobody (Nobody) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 10:30 am: Edit|
What is the passing AP English credit for CAS?
|By E1c2c3c (E1c2c3c) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 11:21 am: Edit|
|By Confused86 (Confused86) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 08:52 pm: Edit|
Do you have to take two English classes within the first year?
Also can anyone tell me the amount of work the schedule that I posted above would entail?
I'll post my high school schedule from Fresh to Senior year to give you an idea of the workload.
1/2 = 1 semester
AP World History
1/2 AP Comp Govt
H US History
3 semesters of crap technology classes
college french (4 credits)
college human anatomy and phys (6 credits)
college english (6 credits)
and 3 semesters of filler courses
BTW the college I attended was a 4th tier college so my sched is not that awesome as what one might think.
I think I can get credit to psych and world history, and if they accept the credit from college, I will transfer the credit for French and bio.
|By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 10:34 pm: Edit|
Do any of the writing seminars have in-class essays? I suck at those compared to essays you can prepare outside of class.
|By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Thursday, July 29, 2004 - 10:35 pm: Edit|
Also, which writing seminars are the most popular, so I don't put them as my first choice and not get it.
|By Jotarota (Jotarota) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 07:45 am: Edit|
Every writing seminar is different, depending on the teacher. Usually you might have to answer some questions or possibly an in class quiz, but those are usually not graded.
Also there are a lot of writing seminars, if you look at the listings the most popular ones are probably the ones that are offered the most times, in which case you shohuldn't have a problem getting one.
I reccomend just taking the writing seminars that look like interesting subjects to you. I took two classes that I found interesting, and because of that I ended up with other people in the class that were also interested in the subject. This made for a great atmosphere and the class became a lot more entertaining, and more importantly, easier. I also know poeple that signed up for easy looking ones that ended up being really hard. Go figure.
|By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Friday, July 30, 2004 - 12:58 pm: Edit|
I searched through every category and jotted down ones I would like to take. I saw one that had an autobiography as one of the required writing assignments. It was latino american authors or something. Are there any other ones where one can write autobiographies? Those are easy and fun for me to right.
|By Nyguy (Nyguy) on Saturday, July 31, 2004 - 10:46 am: Edit|
the writing seminars arent very difficult in general. Some can be a lot of work, while others are cake. its luck of the draw, but i warn you, some of the easiest sounding ones are the hardest. you dont have to take them all freshman year, but it is highly reccomended. i wouldnt worry too much, if your the type of person who will do well at cornell, a writing seminar will not put you over the edge
|By Techieguy (Techieguy) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 08:35 pm: Edit|
Can some of you tell us what seminars you took and tell us how it was?
|By Nyguy (Nyguy) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 09:57 pm: Edit|
there is a list of em all on the cornell website
search for john s knight and cornell on google. your experience will vary depending on which seminar you get the group of people taking it and how excited the professor is. I took a boring latino history one first semester and an amazing shakespeare one second. being an engineer i was able to manage both provided i just spent a little more time meeting w/ faculty to ensure my writing was up to par. mine werent to bad, but my friends teacher would turn back papers to the entire class and comment about how he felt they were an insult and expects full rewrites for the next class. i wouldnt worry though, some profs just push you harder than others
|By Tge (Tge) on Sunday, August 01, 2004 - 11:18 pm: Edit|
take linguistics 100.3 if it's offered. it's interesting and not hard. you learn about ancient languages and writing systems.
|By Jotarota (Jotarota) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 05:42 pm: Edit|
I took the mystery in the story, it was tough, but i liked the books. Depends on the teacher though. Also talking animals was awesome. the teacher was kim zarins, I dont think she's going to be back this year though.
|By Quynh2007 (Quynh2007) on Monday, August 02, 2004 - 06:17 pm: Edit|
hahaha, jotarota, i took that class too, with violet hayes. it was my favorite class!
|By Neokepplar (Neokepplar) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 12:53 am: Edit|
hey jotarota..i took talking animals with Kim too! Who are you by the way..i'm Jason ^^
|By Quynh2007 (Quynh2007) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 10:19 am: Edit|
jason!! i didn't know you freqented this website ^.^ jennifer tells me your a bio major now @.@
|By Neokepplar (Neokepplar) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 04:49 pm: Edit|
i actually frequented this site a lot when i was deciding which college to apply to... and yes... i am a bio major now (not pre-med) with my intended studies in microbio ^^
|By Jotarota (Jotarota) on Wednesday, August 04, 2004 - 05:17 pm: Edit|
I'm J.T.! That's so funny. I just started coming by this site this summer while bored at work.
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