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  • Re: Physics degree option question

    I went to A&M for my Master's degree (started in Physics, switched to engineering). I don't think the Physics options fill that fast. It's a good department. I have a BS in Physics (from another school) so I hope he learns a lot...because there's a lot to learn!
  • Re: Got a 2 in APUSH, am I screwed?

    What I don't understand is why your school let you take it as a freshman. You need to read this comment I left in another discussion:

  • Re: Woman shot dead after calling 911

    If I understand the story, the officer in the passenger seat fired his weapon across the driver's seat (where I assume his partner was sitting), through the driver's side door and struck the victim, who was talking to the other officer. WTH?
  • Re: Number of AP'S

    It would be instructive to read what the College Board says about AP classes:
    The AP Program recognizes the autonomy of secondary schools and districts in setting AP course participation policies that best meet their students’ unique needs and learning goals. At the same time, AP courses are specifically designed to provide challenging, college-level coursework for willing and academically prepared high school students. Student performance on AP Exams illustrate that in many cases AP courses are best positioned as part of a student’s 11th and 12th grade academic experience. Some subject areas, however, such as World History and European History, can be successfully offered to academically prepared 10th grade students.

    Educators should be mindful of the following when considering offering AP to younger students. AP courses are rarely offered in 9th grade, and exam results show that, for the most part, 9th grade students are not sufficiently prepared to participate in a college-level course. Therefore, the College Board believes these students would be better served by coursework focusing on the academic building blocks necessary for later, successful enrollment in college-level courses. Many college admissions officers support this position, feeling that students should not be rushed into AP coursework, but should instead develop the necessary skills and conceptual understandings in foundational courses prior to enrolling in AP. AP coursework completed in 9th grade is not often deemed credible by the higher education community.
  • Re: Denied from School of Engineering, need advice.

    You could study physics. UMD has a really good physics department. Then go to grad school for engineering.