speechfan222

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    Arizona
  • Application Season
    2017 Spring
  • Program
    M.A. Sociology

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  1. Venting Thread- Vent about anything.

    Sorry to hear your sister wasn't being very understanding or supportive of your decisions. Random and not important, but you brought back a memory to me. I used to have a NeoPets account and forgot about it. You just reminded me of it. Obviously, it's for children, but it's a pretty good site. There is quite a bit to do there! Hope everything else is going well. :o)
  2. Online Graduate Programs in Sociology

    Thanks for the recommendation, but I was looking for online Masters programs. And I'm not Christian, so I would not attend this university. And there's no way I'm paying $28,000 for the program. No way. Thanks though.
  3. Time blocking

    I definitely dont have that full of a day as you do. Ill be working during the day and then coming home for dinner and studies. Im starting an online accelerated masters program in sociology next week. Most, actually probably all, of my time will go towards working and studies. I received the syllabus a little early for the first class Im taking and the course looks very heavy with reading. I have the same questions as you do. How much time do I need for each section of reading and how much time should I have to prepare for the exams? I will need to read chapters in the textbook, chapters in a reader (extra material out together by the professor), read articles, watch videos, and watch lectures. Im just afraid there will be so much reading and not enough time to get through it and study for exams. Also, would you recommend that I take detailed notes for each section of material? Im just trying to determine the best way to read everything and study the material. Class officially starts next Thurs the 17th. In response to your question @rheya19, Im sure how to time block. Starting graduate school, I should know but Im just unsure. Any help from anyone is appreciated.
  4. Data Analysis Job Opportunities - please help!!

    @Comparativist, why the bad reputation on my post? I am worried about not having experience and just thought I would ask...
  5. I am starting a masters program in Sociology in just a few weeks. Once I receive my MA degree, I would like to go into the data analysis/statistics field. I have been looking for data analysis positions to view the requirements and what the jobs entails. I have noticed most positions require several years experience. I am new to this field and do not have any experience. Would submitting a cover letter with my skills and abilities be enough to become employed without experience? I would like to work in the field now while completing my degree so that I can gain experience, but it seems impossible being able to gain experience without having any to start with. Im somewhat worried that I wont be able to get a data analyst job once I receive my degree because I dont have the required experience. Please help!! Im worried....
  6. BS in Biological Science degree

    @LadyScientist I tried sending you a message, but it won't let me. Just wanted to say hello. Haven't heard from you in awhile.
  7. How do YOU prefer to take course/lecture notes?

    Thanks for the responses everyone. They have been very helpful, so far. I appreciate it. @avflinsch, I have never heard of Rocketbook pads, so I had to google it. This, by far, seems like the best invention ever. I watched the video on the Rocketbook website and am not too excited about scanning or uploading my notes to a cloud file, but I can find another way to save everything. This concept is pretty awesome. How do you like using these? Thanks again everyone.
  8. I normally prefer to take notes in a spiral notebook and have one for each course. That way, all of the course notes are together and are separated by each class. Once I completed by undergrad degree, I now have quite a stack of spiral notebooks. I usually don't prefer loose-leaf paper in a 3 ring binder because, even with tabs, it's hard to separate notes for each course. And once the pages are turned several times, they begin to tear and fall out. I'm starting an online Masters program in August, so there won't be too many lectures (I don't think) to take notes from. I'll mostly be taking my own notes. I'm curious, how does everyone prefer to take course notes? I'm trying to determine the best, convenient way, to take notes. Let me know! And now, another random question for everyone. Walking through stores within the past week, I've seen all of the school supplies presented in preparation for all of the kiddos going back to school in the fall. I always looked forward to shopping for new clothes, a brand new backpack, and new school supplies when I was younger. Now that I'm starting graduate school this fall, seeing all of these supplies makes me want to go school shopping again. I'm starting an online program this fall, so I don't really need to buy new clothes or a new backpack. I may plan on taking notes in individual spiral notebooks for each class, so I'll grab a few of those. I can't think of any other supplies I really need, but I love school shopping! Can anyone recommend any school supply must-haves? Or tell me about your favorite supplies. What should I get?
  9. I normally prefer to take notes in a spiral notebook and have one for each course. That way, all of the course notes are together and are separated by each class. Once I completed by undergrad degree, I now have quite a stack of spiral notebooks. I usually don't prefer loose-leaf paper in a 3 ring binder because, even with tabs, it's hard to separate notes for each course. And once the pages are turned several times, they begin to tear and fall out. I'm starting an online Masters program in August, so there won't be too many lectures (I don't think) to take notes from. I'll mostly be taking my own notes. I'm curious, how does everyone prefer to take course notes? I'm trying to determine the best, convenient way, to take notes. Let me know!
  10. Very random question - I need suggestions!

    Thanks for all of the helpful responses everyone. I know it's a silly question, but it's hard to ignore books when you're such a huge bookworm, like myself. I started reading the book a few days ago and am already having a hard time putting it down. It's really good!!
  11. Online SLP Programs

    The ASHA website provides a PDF of all programs offering a Masters and PhD in Speech Pathology. It also includes programs with distance education (online) programs as well. http://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/CAAAccreditedPrograms.pdf I hope this helps!! Let me know if you have other questions.
  12. Gaining experience for a job

    Thanks for the help @TakeruK and @fuzzylogician. It definitely helps. The person I spoke with about obtaining employment without having my MA degree just yet is actually a professor and is the advisor for fieldwork placements within the program. She also informed me that several students go into different areas and gain experience with internships or by volunteering. I need 40 hours/week and I need to get paid for them as well, so I will keep checking. Would anyone recommend that I find job opportunities I'm interested in and to contact the company informing them of my situation? Thanks for the help. I appreciate it.
  13. Gaining experience for a job

    Hi everyone, I am interested in statistics and data collection/research jobs once I receive my Masters Degree in Sociology. I have been looking over a few job positions on various sites and most of them require 1-3+ years experience. I have a BS degree in another field and am somewhat new to Sociology. I don't have any experience. I found out from my program advisor that some companies will hire individuals who are currently in the process of completing their Master's degree. I already have a generic letter of intent that I can send to various companies. Would this be the best way to inform them that I'm interested in their position, don't have a Masters degree yet, but am completing it? I also heard that I can find volunteer activities or an internship, but I need to have at least 40 hrs/week for bills and get paid for them. Any help is appreciated. I'm really interested in several positions, but feel lost without having experience. And I don't know how to obtain any.
  14. Course Syllabi

    Im trying to find other students who have taken the class already. Not finding any. Ill probably just wait until class starts.
  15. Very random question - I need suggestions!

    This is very helpful, thanks! I don't watch tv or go out with friends much either. If i'm not studying, I'm normally reading for pleasure. I may start the longer book soon. I'm excited! *nerd* Would you mind providing some of your favorite authors/books, so I can add more to my to-read list?