it’s everybody’s birthday today happy BbirthDAy
thankssss yo! heh it really is though isn’t it, wassup with that? it’s a cool thing!
Whoever invented the knock knock joke deserves a no bell prize
every year Skulduggery sends Solomon a 6ft wreath for christmas and drives past just to laugh at him
college is catered towards the able bodied and able minded. school applauds people who can stay up all night, skip meals, and work endlessly. that kind of extreme contribution is expected. why are disabled people being squeezed out of academic…
Due to the nature of education, rather than apprenticeship, a lot of what we do in college is not directly related to on-the-job performance. Especially when we say you have to complete a course of study in 4 years. College in 4 years, especially if you have a job, is equivalent to holding down 2-3 full time jobs. That is not relevant to how well a person will perform in a full-time.
Some of the best people I’ve worked with have had disabilities ranging from quadriplegic to blind to dyslexia. Helping them get the training to do a valuable job helps both them and society.
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I am a 20 year old Chem Major. I have worked full, overtime, and under time semesters (ranging from 11 to 17 credits). I have also worked as a full time researcher.
From this experience, I can say that going to work in the lab from 9-5 everyday (or even 9-7 pm some days when the experiments just cannot wait) was a million times easier than juggling my classes during the school year.
For one thing, if you don’t sleep for 2 days and drink only coffee while working your real job, your coworkers will tell you to cut that shit out. A college student will just commiserate. (Nevermind that nobody should push themselves that hard.)
In college, you don’t ever LEAVE your job. Your job is to be a student and you cannot walk away from it. Oh, I’ve just been in class and lab today already for 7-8 hours today? (This can occur depending on my lab period and how long that takes). Too fucking bad, because now I have to go home and work another 5 hours on a paper, etc.
When I worked at a lab, when I left a 5pm, I was done. It was over. Done, finished, could walk away and de-stress. College does not allow for that and it can take a serious toll on your mental health.
So, you take 15 hours of class a week and you study another 25 hours a week (approximately 3.5 hrs a day, which is reasonable for my school). Wait, except you totally DON’T DO THAT AT ALL. Because your 1 hour class is actually a 4 hour lab and the lab report write ups are incredibly hard. And you have to go talk to professors all the time. And you have to feed yourself. And you have to remember to do normal adult things and manage your money and you’re maybe only 18 years old and you’ve never done this before.
It is hard. It is incredibly hard and its four years of crap you can’t just always walk away from when you get home. Add a mental illness or disability or physical disability on top of that and it suddenly makes sense why the environment doesn’t seem that welcoming.
well hot diggity dog, I am officially 21! Well it’ll be more official in about 9 hours but yeah. Woo!