January 13th, 2006

South Park Self, Disappointed

Killer Cheese; Bombing tho ACT

My sister is making egg and sausage on a biscuit in the kitchen. She put cheese on it before asking and then said how she should have asked first. I replied that a single slice of cheese isn't going to kill me. To that, she went "ehhh". Skip forward about twenty seconds, i said "and if it does, put it on the record books. 'Here lies the man killed by a slice of cheese'." heh

I'm pretty sure I bombed (failed) the ACT test. I still had anywhere from 1/3 to 1/5 of each section left when the last five minutes were called. On most of them I got lucky and only had 1/10 left then quickly filled them in before time was up. On the English section, not so much. I had like a full 3/10 of the questions left when time was called. What makes it worse is that the first 2/3 of the questions took about 120% of the allotted time for each one so I used up most of my time there, while the last 1/3 only needed about 70% of the time allotted to each question so I really screwed up there.

What makes it really bad is that the girl beside me on the other side of the aisle was done in like 2/3 of the time given for each section. I used to be able to do that. I feel so below average now. x-x

Well, we'll see how badly I actually did in about an hour when the scores will be ready.
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There's just never enough

I got my ACT scores. They're not that great, I think. I looked it up and some site said the max you can get is 36 on each subject. I made a 26 in English, Science, and Reading, and a 24 in Math. At least they're good enough that I don't have to take any remedial classes. On the Residual ACT I took for RPCC I made a 27 in English, 23 in Math, 33 in Reading, and there wasn't a Science section.

That being said, time to really explain what the subject is really about. Filling out the loan application, it says I'm technically only allowed a maximum of $1313 per semester (my sister says I can get the $1750 per semester, but I don't see that as likely because some of my classes from RPCC aren't going to transfer). For the classes I've signed up for (College Algebra on Monday and Wednesday evenings, English Composition II on Tuesday evenings, and a couple of online classes) it's going to cost about $1350 just for the tuition and about another $450 for the books. That alone is more than a loan can handle even at $1750 a semester. My sister is still pushing me to apply any way.

The only way I see this working is if I take less than 12 credit hours. The online classes were the only ones that had anything to do with computers, but I kind of like the idea of going to evening classes then staying up the rest of the night, or being available during that day for whatever. At the same time, the computer classes this college offer are really sucky. I mean, really. Intro to Visual BASIC (yes, that is how they spelled it), Intro to Visual C++. I mean, do you have anything computer related that isn't centered around proprietary Microsoft software. Never mind. I'll also be required to take classes such as "Intro to Operating Systems (Windows)" (Yes, how to use Windows XP. My sister took this one, I think), but there are a couple that look like they might be worthwhile like "Data Base Management" or "System Designs"

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