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  • 1Online College Courses, waste of time or great investment?

    Is it reliable, is the quality different than the traditional college scene, is it less expensive?? I want to persue a career in psychology, could I possibly recieve an online education in this field? I am twenty years old I will be a junior in the tradational college scene, I have just completed my Associates Degree at a community college. I fear that I would be missing out on the whole "College/University Experience" if I decide online is the way to go. Any suggestions??

  • 2College is just a waste of time?

    To me i think its a waste of time... At the end of the day you do all this work just for a sheet of paper that i can create on a word file myself and print it off telling myself i have a "bachelors degree" in blah blah blahh... You put all this effort into studying for a simple sheet of paper that i can easily rip up and still say i graduated? Call me crazy but in H.S i didnt care if i graduated or not because right when i entered my first day of school in 9th grade i knew i was gonna graduate (if that makes sense to you, it makes sense to me). lol i just see threw things easily, a piece of paper isnt really a big deal to me, once you step in your gonna graduate as long as u do "some" work, "some effort" so why am i here? I know some people really have to go to college to get into there so called "careers" i understand that and i know some people look at a degree as "you were able to put in work and stand by it" compared to someone who just has a H.S diploma who might be lazy. I dont like going to school but i do it because my parents want me to, currently im not at the school of my choice but im trying to transfer there. Although im going to school just because, im also not going for a job like i see most people, there are some subjects in school i like and think are interesting such as "psychology, biology etc" but the careers they lead to i have no interest in. what makes me mad is the fact that you have to take side subjects/ b.s classes such as "English &Math" lord how mercy. These 2 subjects are the main reason i think schools a waste. In english im being taught to be a slave, im being taught to write the way you want me to write on subjects i could careless about and im being taught to structure it YOUR WAY, not MY WAY. Seriously i can careless. School teaches society to be work slaves &yes men, why do i have to write about "Sarah Palin"? I can careless about Sarah Palin. I think the crazy thing is that i have a 6 page paper due soon, i havent started yet because i dont like the topic, but i can sit here and rant all day about how college is a waste. Life is crazy right? Im more eager to write about something i care about then something that i careless about. Currently what your reading write now is.... what.. like 1 page double spaced in like 10mins? and currently right now i cant even get my mind right to make this 6 page paper because im being forced to right your structured way. And math, you learn all this math in college when none of it is relevant to your life, your career, or anything specific. Im learning how to graph when none of that stuff matters, Im learning business when i can go buy 5 books on it and learn what you learn in 3 months compared to your 4 year degree. its just a big waste.. Back to what i said in the beginning; a piece of paper is a piece of paper at the end of the day, i can burn it and still feel the same effect of when i first received it because it didnt mean anything to me in the first place

  • 3Why will Nobody tell (most) College Students that MOST of what they are doing is a WASTE of TIME?

    I ask this question because the sentiment is true. Our educational process is seriously defunct in so many ways. It is pathetic. We have reduced education to be some ridiculous silly little game. Students KNOW this but are not supposed to admit that they know it. ALL education should have true and direct value and benefit to the student and to their ultimate goals ...otherwise it is time wasted. Valuable time. I hate the fact that 2nd grade teachers wasted my time teaching me French which I had/have NO use for. 12th grade biology teachers wasted an entire semester teaching me about plants and another teaching about atoms and the molecular structure. I completely memorized the atomic chart ...Completely useless stuff ...for ME. I've taught myself Computer Programming; Graphic Arts; Corporate Law; Speed Reading; Web Design; Book Publishing; Audio Production; Spanish; Forex Trading; Psychology of Combat; Commodities Investing; etc. I am very successful today as a direct result of my independent research and self-education so yes... I believe in education. It is fundamental to life success but our educational system is inadequate and ...again, WASTES a lot of precious time in both elementary school, high school AND college because it subjects students to rote memory expectations rather than truly challenges them with relevant and applicable knowledge. I say ask yourself this simple question about every aspect of your education: HOW will this knowledge ...once I fully grasp it actually BENEFIT me in my life? ...and... WHAT will be the negative consequence on my life if I don't get it or forget it after I've passed the class (as most students will).

  • 4Poll: is college a waste of time?

    Say a person has a degree in psychology and is doing the same type of work he / she had before going to college . Now the person wants to get his master's degree in special education . Would that person be wasting your time considering that he could do nothing with their singles ?

  • 5I feel like college is a waste of time?

    Right now I'm in my second year of college and I'm hating . Computer science I am still registered Accounting

  • 6Is going to college a waste time when it comes to getting a job if i have a felony for robbery?

  • 7Do you think going to community college for a diploma in drugs and alcohol is a waste of time?

    I'm interested in getting a job in the field of substance abuse. They have a diploma program is only 18 credits to drugs and alcohol. I thought maybe I should go to a fellow social work or psychology then go to get a degree in a four-year college . Any thought asking for opinions on this.

  • 8Do you think going to community college for a diploma in drugs and alcohol is a waste of time?

    I'm interested in getting a job in the field of substance abuse. They have a diploma program is only 18 credits to drugs and alcohol. I thought maybe I should go to a fellow social work or psychology then go to get a degree in a four-year college . Any thought asking for opinions on this.

  • 9Would completing a PhD (in Psychology) at a community college be a total waste of time and money?

    I live in southwest Florida , and unfortunately do not have a large selection to choose school in my area . However, I have found an employer who is willing to pay 100 % of my tuition ( up to master) , but the title can only be completed at Florida Gulf Coast University . A master's degree or doctorate in this school is considered less reputable in the field after graduation ? Any help would be great! thanks

  • 10Has anyone ever used university of Phoenix online courses? Did you have an easy time getting a job after?

    I want to go to school , but I work two jobs and have a debt that I am trying to get out . I'd really like to get a Ph.D. in psychology from one day and wonder if this is a good school . I also wonder if I could transfer all my credits to another school in the future ? I currently only have a high school diploma and just want to better myself. thanks

  • 11What is a great accredited, online college?

    I have a degree in psychology . I'm going to be a psychologist , so that the school would have to offer a doctoral program , and recognition . Credits should also be transferable . Thank you.

  • 12Would it be a waste of time if....?(10 PTS)?

    If I go to college (now 16 next month , Grade 12 , Toronto Canada , want to become a police officer ) and get a college diploma in police foundations then transfer to a university or do a joint and get a Associates degree in criminology or psychology then applied to a police department ? Please help I am very confused and do not know what to do . What do you recommend ? PLEASE PLEASE HELP . Best answer = 10 points easy