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kaiser83

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Age : 34
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

PostSubject: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:12 pm

Finally decided it was time to take advantage of the GI Bill and start getting some college under my belt. I start two classes on the 22nd:
CJ 100 Preparing for a Career in Public Safety
CM107 College Composition I

I am going for an associates in criminal justice right now to get things going and will eventually keep it going for a bachelors, but that will take some time doing it all online for the time being (and probably even at home to be honest). I'm excited and figured I'd share with my brothers since I converse with y'all more than anyone else.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:41 pm

Uh oh, here comes Kaiser Kop. Heh. Smile

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kaiser83

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Age : 34
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PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:45 pm

Kyle Weiss wrote:
Uh oh, here comes Kaiser Kop. Heh. Smile

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Lol yup, that has been the long term goal for quite some time. This job now just lets me pay off debt quick which gets me in easier. Police puts me stateside which will basically mean having my kiddos full time with me which is the ultimate goal. College is just an extra step to help get me into a department. Down in GA I will be a minority too which helps.
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Age : 36
Location : England
Registration date : 2012-08-03

PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:51 pm

Hey that's great Kaiser, I hope the degree pans out as you plan and you can achive what you're looking for in terms of career.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 8:56 pm

I really wanted to be a cop (advance to detective or something with a nice tie), but the..."private life" we'll just say means I'd have to work hard to probably never prove my worth, get skipped over promotions, etc. Quite a few cops on one side of the family. I looked into Game Warden or Wildlife Ranger, but there's very few positions open much of the time. So, here I am, kicking rocks for pay. Laughing

Good luck with that, we need good cops.

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kaiser83

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Age : 34
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:04 pm

Thank you both. I agree inequality for any reason is wrong and people should advance based on merit not the good ole boy system. I am looking at most likely GA and the area is still stuck on racism. The police force there has to higher white people as the minority on hat force which is good for me short term but I will definitely have to go elsewhere to go anywhere with the job, and sitting on the sidelines is not my thing.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
Registration date : 2011-09-18

PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:33 pm

*shrug* Meh, I think I would have not tolerated the "adult babysitting" and "mediator" thing very well, especially knowing it happens with the same people on a repeated basis. So, yeah, meh. I could give two craps about people prejudice, that's just people. I can't make it go away, and I'm doing better than "making do." Laughing

...but I played one in a movie, just because I could... Razz http://www.brothersofbriar.com/t14194-i-was-filmed-in-a-movie-recently?highlight=movie

Just make us proud here, do what you like and like what you do, Kaiser. That goes for any of us.

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Age : 59
Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 9:48 pm

best of luck in higher ed, Kaiser!
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Age : 38
Location : Land of Steady Habits
Registration date : 2008-05-26

PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 15, 2012 11:03 pm

Welcome to higher ed--you'll do just fine, I trust.

As someone who has taught the equivalent of your Comp course, I have to say my armed forces veteran students were some of my favorites. They are uniquely suited to understanding that good writing is like proper military duty: finding a wise balance between closely following directions and thinking independently as the situation demands.

Plus, their stories are way more interesting than "that time I was cruising downtown in Ant's t-top Iroc, looking for someone to buy us beer." Cool
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Location : Greater Boston
Registration date : 2012-01-07

PostSubject: Re: College   Thu Aug 16, 2012 12:16 am

Way to go Kaiser. No doubt you will do well.
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kaiser83

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Age : 34
Location : Wherever the smoke clears
Registration date : 2012-02-22

PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:23 pm

Holy crap!!!! My English teacher can't form a sentence verbally without at least putting "um, k" or "uh" into the sentence at least 3 times. She is talking right now and it is absolutely driving me insane to listen to her talk. There is a chat box and I am restraining myself from typing UM into it about 50 freaking times. Someone please choke me NOW!!!
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Location : Western Maryland
Registration date : 2011-05-24

PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:35 pm

That is sad when an educator can't speak properly in public. That would annoy the daylights out of me as well.

Best of luck with your classes and the degree!
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:36 pm

Ah, college: where many teachers were students last year.
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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:40 pm

She no kidding just asked why proper grammar is important in writing and speaking. This woman is seriously trying to set herself up to be corrected in front of everyone. I am not this patient a person by any stretch. Must restrain fingers from typing thoughts for fear of getting a bad grade. Evil or Very Mad

I am on BoB while listening to her and trying not to bang my head against something hard...UM......ahhhhhh!!!!

If the GI Bill wasn't paying me to go to school I would have to drop this course.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:42 pm

Yes, patience, smiling/nodding are prerequisites for higher ed.

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PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:46 pm

It's all online for me right now so smiling and nodding is more along the lines of flipping my screen the bird and banging my head against my rack. Class is still another 15 minutes, next week I am counting how many times she say UM during class.
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Location : Piedmont of North Carolina
Registration date : 2011-08-31

PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 8:56 pm

Grammar be a well thing;
Our words and phrasing is important so that peoples can understand we most clearly. Very Happy
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kaiser83

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Age : 34
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PostSubject: Re: College   Sun Aug 26, 2012 9:00 pm

For class I was writing complex pieces but having listened to her now I just want to dumb things down. I no longer feel bad having not gone to college earlier in life which is a crying shame.
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Age : 43
Location : Oregon
Registration date : 2011-12-07

PostSubject: Re: College   Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:00 am

DrT999 wrote:
Grammar be a well thing;
Our words and phrasing is important so that peoples can understand we most clearly. Very Happy

Painful.
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Kyle Weiss

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Location : Reno, NV
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PostSubject: Re: College   Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:05 am

kaiser83 wrote:
For class I was writing complex pieces but having listened to her now I just want to dumb things down. I no longer feel bad having not gone to college earlier in life which is a crying shame.

Heheh yeah, well, get into discussions with people with Masters/Doctorates and hear them say, "Wow, I didn't know that/Wow, I've never thought of that," and then tell them you're a high school dropout. They feel better about themselves that way. I'm nice like that.

IOW, don't feel bad. You'll do fine.

(College degree = putting up with years of crap for a ticket to "successful modern society"...sad, but true. Learning has no classroom.)


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PostSubject: Re: College   Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:23 am

Not a single job so far have I needed college for, but looking at police they tend to start about 2k a year higher. It is just going to be painful going from this job to one stateside eventually. Right now I am going to keep up the college and take what the GI Bill gives me to buy a lathe I think.
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Location : Fairhope, Al
Registration date : 2012-04-10

PostSubject: Re: College   Mon Aug 27, 2012 10:25 am

Congrats! May you do much better in College than I did!
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Sean68

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Age : 49
Location : Berea, Kentucky
Registration date : 2012-06-21

PostSubject: Intellectual pursuits!   Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:57 pm

Hoo-rah!

Intellectual pursuit is always good, regardless the goal. Once you enter into higher level classes the instructors will become more seasoned and professional. No worries there.

My highest grade completed was the 7th when I started at Eastern Kentucky University at age 31. I worked full time and attended class full time for six years, earning a Bachelor's and a Master's. I loved it! And I am still in the same job you are. Hehehehe...

As I look at GS level positions, the Master's will automatically put me to the head of the line and qualify me for a two step increase in grade. The disabled vet thing just pushes the door open a little wider... I hope these qualifications finally get me to a position that requires me to wear a tie. I will look damn sexy in a tie!

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kaiser83

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PostSubject: Re: College   Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Heck yeah you will brother. You are an inspiration....or maybe that is from your Nukem stature lol.
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PostSubject: Online Degrees   Thu Aug 30, 2012 7:24 pm

Darrell, I am very impressed with your pursuit of education now. It is always hard to start later in life. I have a great fear of the online programs. I loved sitting in the classroom and the debates and discussions that occurred there. It was also motivating to have my work ready before the next class. I am afraid I would not have the same motivation or get the same pleasure from an online class. I had actually applied with Embry Riddle for a second Master's degree, but I backed out at the last minute because I was unsure of how successful I would be. It takes a special level of dedication to succeed in the online classroom. I wish you the best!!!
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