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CHAT: R: Re: CHAT: University Advice (was Re: A bit of advice)

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Sunday, September 10, 2000, 10:51
Er... I know I'm only a peripheric guy from Southern Europe and that the
thread is already going on, but could you please explain me what the heck do
all those initaials mean? Since I'm in the 4th year of High School from this
week and I'll have to choose my University in the next 18-20 months, I'd be
interested at least to understand what you're saying (the only thing I know
is the meaning of BA and BS). Anyway here in Italy we can't get a degree in
Linguistics : ( You can get a degree in Foreign Languages and Literatures +
specialization in Glottology, AFAIK.

Thanks : )


> Robert Hailman wrote: > > > > "Thomas R. Wier" wrote: > > > > > > I think I should repeat my suggestion about taking AP tests, though: > > > I got out of 40-something hours with it, and many people I know got > > > out of 60 or more (Eric did). It can turn a 5-year stay as an
> > > into a 3-year one. Look into the language AP tests in particular:
> > > got out of 22 hours of Spanish, all as As, his freshman year by
> > > a 5 on the Spanish AP. > > > > > I'll look into it, but I'm not sure how open they are to me hyar in > > Canada. > > They're not even all that available in the US. It really depends on > what high school you go to. I mean, just about all high schools will > proctor the exams, but mine teaches very few AP courses compared to the > high schools in the surrounding towns. I'm a senior now, which means I > have to worry about colleges a lot more than Robert ;) and including the > APs I'm taking this year I'll only have 7 exams taken at most. And this > is the most I could possibly have at my school. Some of these are even > independent studies. Tom Wier's macro/microeconomics and others are > simply nonexistent at our school. The only economics class we have at > all is remedial. > > Now that I really have to start applying soon, I'm having this huge > inner battle over whether or not to bother retaking the there > really such a thing as taking them *too* much like some people say there > is? > > Nicole >