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I have a Bachelor of Arts degree and numerous community college credits but the local community college still required me to take the placement tests. I don't blame them, the last class I took was over 10 years ago. At some point in there I became the old guy. That totally gives me acid reflux. Fortunately, I had a Tums on hand and promply popped three of them for good measure.
I took the placement classes in math, writing, and reading all in a row without review. I went through them pretty quickly - it was after a long day of work and I didn't want to dwadle. I could have paid more attention to the questions but I wanted to go home. I wouldn't say it was my best effort.
Long story short, I basically blew the doors off reading comprehension and writing and managed to place myself at ready for college level math. I didn't remember formulas for handling things like the addition of square roots and the factoring of algebric equations. I had not seen an algebra equation in over 10 years. It's all good.
So it looks like I'll be signing up for the networking program. I'll probably be twice the age of the next oldest person in my class. Last time I took a hardware class printers had DIP switches.
I was stranded trying to pull out of their parking lot because they only take cash. I had to park off to the side and use a cash machine that charged me more for access to my account than the cost of parking.
For my part I'm grateful for your post because after 15 years of continuous harrasment by spelling Nazis on the interwebs I've yet to tire of the rude, off-topic, and unfailingly snarky posts correcting some bit of minutiae.
Here's the dictionary link for minutiae.[^] I thought I'd save you the trouble.
I hate to break it to you, but he's used the right term. Dwadle is the original English term for applying wattle to the outside of an examiner when he's being overly pedantic. Samuel L Jackson is fond of using the term - in fact, a voice over artiste is routinely hired to replace his many references to dwadling with Motherelephanter. Just watch the directors cut of Pulp Fiction to see him in full Dwadling action.
*pre-emptive celebratory nipple tassle jiggle* - Sean Ewington
I'll probably be twice the age of the next oldest person in my class.
My guitare teacher teaches only kids, and me. Three years ago, he asked me to play on the christmas concert, which is organized to show to a crowd of proud parents how good their kids can play (on stage). On the concert night, all pupils arrived on stage together, this is the 12 kids aged between 6 and 8, and ... me (I was 31). I heard some of the parents laugh to tears. It was indeed very funny (they also set up a kiddy chair for me on stage, but this was not deliberate).
And no need to sat that the kids played much better than me
I think words like 'destiny' are a way of trying to find order where none exists. - Christian Graus Do not feed the troll ! - Common proverb
I can see taking the lessons. I don't know if I'd be man enough to do the performance.
I'll be honest though, I'd rather hang out with a guy willing to do that sort of thing than any of the parents who laughed at it. What do these people have on their resume? Did they log another 20hrs. of watching stupid sh*t on TV this week?
You should do well, having exposure to the profession many of the concepts will be clearer to you than to someone who has no experience.
When I have returned to school on occasion, I was always the one my classmates fought over to have as a lab partner because much of what we were practicing, I was doing at my job. I found tutoring the other students always help reinforced new knowledge.
Have fun, and don't worry about the math. When I was teaching at the local community college, my students couldn't add two integers twice and get the same answer each time. I got them through fractions, percents, annuities, and compound interest calculations just fine, and they all went on to do good things. Except one, who also turned out to be the only person I've ever met who was truly too dumb to have a computer.
Will Rogers never met me.
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