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Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:13 AM

I'm not really sure what to choose, i'm pretty sure i'm going to be taking all my mandatory classes (speech, PE, health) over the summer and i'm not sure what other classes to take,
i was considering Psychology and some 3d animation class, but nothing seems to really appeal to me other than computer classes and psych,
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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:15 AM

Maths will help you with computing, it helps you think logically
   
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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:17 AM

Yeah, but i mean like elective-wise,
all my mandatory classes like English and Math are already set,
i was just wondering which electives would end up helping later on in life or just be plain fun :P


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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:20 AM

Ah right, the US system confuses me but I'm learning slightly
Ultimately pick:
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  • What you like doing
  • What has the nicest timetables
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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:25 AM

Haha, pretty much the only thing about our classes is that you have to take a type of math, type of social studies, and type of english, the rest is up to you,
but different versions follow each other so it goes something like

Algebra first year
Geometry second year
Algebra 2 third year
Calculus fourth year

so the rest is up to you


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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:31 AM

Do you know what you want to do in the near future, whether that be career wise or further education? Asking yourself that can really help in choosing a subject.

You said you might want to do something that was just plain fun, but that really depends on what you find fun. I did art which I found great fun, and it gives you a break from your more 'written' subjects. Something like that could be worth considering. A more practical subject, you know?

Try and talk to your subject teachers, and see if they can give you any guidance about possible subjects that would suit you, and what you want to do.

Oh, and I think you made a good choice with psychology! Not that I'm biased or anything
   
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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:41 AM

Haha, thanks,
i just thought it'd be fun to know how people thought,
and i have no clue what i want to be, but i guess since i've taken 2 years of a computer course already and am planning to take another something involving computers would be good


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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 10:52 AM

I take psychology and i really really enjoy it, but i guess if you want to take it, look in and see what you're going to be doing in the lesson, and see if its something you want to go into/realate to what you would like to be

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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 06:36 PM

I'm assuming it'd be an introductory psychology course, which usually tends to cover various branches of psychology. I'm doing double major biology and psychology as I'm quite interested in neurology, forensic psychology, etc... .

In the intro. psych course (I did it in 1st year university), there's not too much in-depth focus in any one particular theme. There'd be some stuff on neurology, abnormal psychology, health psychology, etc... . Probably not a lot for forensic psychology though. Also, there'd be some discussion on some legal issues, such as criminally insane.

I'm doing neuropsychology (anatomy, physiology of nervous system, disorders that can occur, etc...), abnormal psychology and adult development & aging (combination of biology, psychology and sociology on aging). However, all of these are 2nd year university courses, so they'd go into a lot more detail than what you'd cover right now.

Try to think what you like, what you're good at, how big of a job demand is there, what's the pay, is it going to be hard to reach (i.e. medical school) and so forth.

You can take psychology and computer sciences in college/university if that appeals to you.
   
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Re: Choosing classes next year... - January 24th 2009, 07:38 PM

I doubt I'd be much help here, as the classes I took for fun in high school, where like Physics and Economics. But Creative writing is a good class and fun. Photography seems like it would be a good fun class also.


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