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post #61 of 69

I teach at the U of U.  After teaching at several universities across the US, I am proud to say that I work at the U. I have no reservations about recommending it to anybody. I know people in most of the departments on campus, and can say that they are some of the most dedicated teachers anywhere.  Why else would somebody live in such a nutty state? :)

 

If you live here for one year, and go through a couple of easy steps (open bank account, register to vote, get driver's license) you can declare in-state residency. Utah is one of the few states that allows university students to declare residency. (Double check, as the legislature is screwy and who knows if they might pull this option?)

 

About community colleges. You get what you pay for.  You'll be around less motivated students, and by and large, the professors are not strong enough to win a job at an R-1 university. Not worth your time to look into this option.

 

Skiing in Utah = incredible.

 

It is easy to go to a class or two, and then head up to Alta for a few hours of skiing. Plan your schedule so that you have at least one day each week that you can hit the slopes (on top of weekends).

 

The campus is really a commuter campus. You can walk through the campus on a Friday afternoon and not see very many people (except the longboarders in the Stadium parking lot).  The dorms are great (former Olympic village).

 

If you are pursuing an ed degree, you will be licensed in the state in which you complete your degree. Each state will have its own requirements to gain certification, so keep that in mind.  I would not really recommend getting a teaching job in Utah, as the pay is lower than in some other parts of the country.

 

good luck!

post #62 of 69
Thread Starter 

so r u saying that if i get a degree or certification in teaching, it wont transfer to NY or other states??

post #63 of 69
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Originally Posted by skitheeast36 View Post

so r u saying that if i get a degree or certification in teaching, it wont transfer to NY or other states??


I r saying that u should learn how to spell"won't" b4 becoming a teacher.

post #64 of 69

This sort of leads me into a "pet peeve" of mine. 

 

I've personally noticed over the years that I've lost the innate ability to immediately know when to use "lay" vs. "lie", "put" vs. "place", etc.  And why?  Because after 50 odd years of hearing words constantly misused without the nuns around to tell me what is RIGHT and smack me around the head some, I've lost the automatic buzzer in my head that tells me. 

 

And so now, we've got all these kids constantly typing on their iPhones, etc. and they are using texting shorthand instead of proper English because it's easier on them.  And, per what I've heard from my daughter about her friends, it's starting to creep into their college papers and they don't even know it.  (She was always being asked to review papers by her friends, and get this, they'd argue with her...)  People are getting so used to writing it WRONG they don't know what is RIGHT anymore. 

 

I realize that this is how language evolves, since one of my favorite topics happens to be reading books about this.  But I feel that differentiation in spelling helps a lot to clarify thought when writing.  It's not so important when you have speech since you can use inflection and someone can interrupt you and ask a question, but spelling and punctuation are really important when writing.  And when I see the number of kids here on this forum who are asking about where they should go to college who clearly shouldn't have passed sixth grade spelling, it DRIVES ME NUTS.  And when the guy wants to be a teacher and pass the laziness on to the next generation.....
 

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I r saying that u should learn how to spell"won't" b4 becoming a teacher.

post #65 of 69

If I had a dollar for every time someone asked for "advise" instead of "advice" on this forum, I could buy a new pair of skis.


Edited by mudfoot - 5/24/10 at 11:15am
post #66 of 69
Thread Starter 

First of all, I was in a rush. I didn't know that people went nuts if I said "wont" instead of "won't". "Shouldn't have passed sixth grade spelling...." Sixth grade spelling isn't a class and you don't even know how hard I try in school, but I'm glad people judge others from one sentence. Really shows how mature they are. 

 

Here's my question:

Need help finding a good college to apply to?

If you don't have something to say that answers this question, please don't respond. Thx bud.

post #67 of 69
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Originally Posted by skitheeast36 View Post

Here's my question:

Need help finding a good college to apply to?

If you don't have something to say that answers this question, please don't respond. Thx bud.


Well okay then. The answer is: No, I don't need help finding a good college to apply to. Thanks for offering.

post #68 of 69
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Originally Posted by skitheeast36 View Post

 

Here's my question:

Need help finding a good college to apply to?

If you don't have something to say that answers this question, please don't respond. Thx bud.


This looks like a statement followed by a question mark.

 

 

 

post #69 of 69

IMHO, College is a once in a lifetime experience for most people. Skiing is something you can do for the rest of your life. I would put a priority on getting into the best program you can that will prepare you for your chosen field. Teaching our children is important and should be done by serious people. Put your priorities on learning and preparing for your profession first. Skiing should not interfere in any way toward this end.

 

My youngest daughter was lucky to have a few top notch teachers in high school. Previously she was an above average student but I knew she was capable of much more. During her last three years of high school things really changed. Some of her teachers would stay after class every day until at least 5 or 6 o'clock. She got extra help and began to learn how to learn. Her grades soared and she got into a top Public University in the east. She is in the honors program doing a triple major all in science. She got straight A's this year and that led to a desirable research job during the summer with a biology professor at the University. Those high school teachers made all the difference in her life!!!

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