• Why isn't college free? Shouldn't we as a society invest in the intellectual capacity of other citizens?

    It seems to me that intelectual competence is the only charectoristic that transcends the wealth gap. And the more smart people we have the better off we are as a society. So why do we spend so much money on wars and tax shelters for the wealthy when we would be much better off by investing in our future by... show more
    It seems to me that intelectual competence is the only charectoristic that transcends the wealth gap. And the more smart people we have the better off we are as a society. So why do we spend so much money on wars and tax shelters for the wealthy when we would be much better off by investing in our future by educating those who feel they can better there lives and the lived arround them by pursuing an education. However in our current set up, only wealthy people can attend higher education and the poor who try just end up in unforgiving debt. Seems like education is THE barrier preventing poor people from climbing the income ladder.
    17 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do I get a job at NASA?

    I’ve came across many answers pertaining to this question which all concludes to one thing: having a college degree. However, in my case, I am not a great candidate for college. I’ve been to three different colleges, switched from up to five different majors and exhausted all of my financial aid. I am in extreme... show more
    I’ve came across many answers pertaining to this question which all concludes to one thing: having a college degree. However, in my case, I am not a great candidate for college. I’ve been to three different colleges, switched from up to five different majors and exhausted all of my financial aid. I am in extreme debt, all due to the result of not knowing what I wanted to do with my life for so many years and getting into something that I would later find repulsive. I’m 26 now and after much consideration, I feel like I’m at a place where I wish I were years ago. I know college is not an answer because I can’t afford it anymore and I haven’t been able to come across a good job that can help handle such finances for me. I can’t even afford my own place right now so money is way too tight for that. However, I do know I have the skills, the passion, the citizenship and loyalty, the dedication and the intelligence to do something with NASA. I want to start entry level but I try not to let the college degree requirements discourage me. Basically, I just want to know if there’s any other way besides college that I could convince these people that I am worthy enough for a job there. If only I knew someone with the connections.... 🤷🏾‍♀️
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it feasible to regularly get 8 hours of sleep as a university student?

    How possible is it to get 8 hours of sleep every night during the week, if I am taking 4-5 classes (computer science and math) and working a part-time job on campus?
    How possible is it to get 8 hours of sleep every night during the week, if I am taking 4-5 classes (computer science and math) and working a part-time job on campus?
    9 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is a minor worth it?

    I have one semester left at my community college before I work on my bachelors degree for criminal justice. I was thinking about doing a minor in business since many things about it seems to interest me. Is going for a criminal justice degree and minor in business worth my time?
    I have one semester left at my community college before I work on my bachelors degree for criminal justice. I was thinking about doing a minor in business since many things about it seems to interest me. Is going for a criminal justice degree and minor in business worth my time?
    5 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Why do academics come up with so much theories that seem useless?

    Best answer: In a nutshell book smart with no common sense ...
    Best answer: In a nutshell book smart with no common sense ...
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Family pressuring me to go to college...?

    I've been feeling very stressed out lately. I want to go straight into the workforce for a few years and save up to go to college later. My parents keep pushing me to go to school even though they don't have much money (and at the same time they want me to work through school to keep my expenses down.)... show more
    I've been feeling very stressed out lately. I want to go straight into the workforce for a few years and save up to go to college later. My parents keep pushing me to go to school even though they don't have much money (and at the same time they want me to work through school to keep my expenses down.) I'm really not good at juggling multiple commitments.... I told them that universities recommend no more than 10-15 hours a week for students to do well. Most part-time jobs in my area average 20+ hours. I feel like my parents don't understand how much of a commitment school is. I know class schedules are flexible and everything, but there's no way I can devote two hours of studying to every class hour if I'm working a lot. I value academic performance a lot. Am I wrong for wanting to get a full-time job to save up first? Should I go to college to please my family even if I'm not ready?
    5 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Should i email my college counselor before enrolling a two classes foe the summer semester?

    The class I have to take is a math class and the other is an English class. I would have to take the English in the Fall anyway but I feel I can mangae both in the summer would it be alright to take both or should I talk to the counselor first?
    The class I have to take is a math class and the other is an English class. I would have to take the English in the Fall anyway but I feel I can mangae both in the summer would it be alright to take both or should I talk to the counselor first?
    6 answers · 17 hours ago
  • Which occupation is better nowadays?

    Veterinarian or ultrasound technician?
    Veterinarian or ultrasound technician?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I major in STEM if I hate math and science?

    I literally can't stand anything numbers and science related, but I don't want to major in English or Art because of the bad job prospects. Will I be miserable doing a STEM job for the rest of my life?
    I literally can't stand anything numbers and science related, but I don't want to major in English or Art because of the bad job prospects. Will I be miserable doing a STEM job for the rest of my life?
    6 answers · 20 hours ago
  • What's the longest university course to study?

    Best answer: Medicine and architecture tend to be long degree courses
    Best answer: Medicine and architecture tend to be long degree courses
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it possible to write 20 pages (double spaced) in a week?

    Best answer: When I was in college I used to write a term paper in one or two days! They were about 20 pages. This was before computers. I sat on the couch with my portable electric typewriter in my lap. I had an outline to follow, and I'd usually write it not in order, I'd write the easiest parts first. I'd... show more
    Best answer: When I was in college I used to write a term paper in one or two days! They were about 20 pages. This was before computers. I sat on the couch with my portable electric typewriter in my lap. I had an outline to follow, and I'd usually write it not in order, I'd write the easiest parts first. I'd type triple-spaced so I could do lots of corrections, and I'd literally cut and paste the paper together from all the pieces. Then I'd tape the pages together into a 'roll' so I could retype it without having to get up.

    To be fair I might have spent several days working on the outline, but not continuously, in spare moments, between classes, at lunch, etc. The better the outline is, the easier it is to write the paper! I also had all my cites ready to go--footnotes, etc. Composing the paper was the last phase of the effort but the biggest.

    Meaning, I guess, that you can write 20 pages in a couple of evenings if you are READY to write it. If you still have to do all your research and lay out the outline and compile the citations, then it could take a week. But still not hard if you know what you're doing.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • What’s a good major to become a pharmacist?

    Is biology pre-med a good major?
    Is biology pre-med a good major?
    5 answers · 9 hours ago
  • What to do if you have an idea for an essay but can't find sources to back it up?

    Best answer: More research.
    Best answer: More research.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Does it pay off to be dramatic when you have a work problem?

    One of my coworkers was upset with management at our place of work. She felt that someone had lied about her and that she wasn't being treated respectfully. We have all felt that way at times that we weren't being treated well. She stood up to the management, being very dramatic, crying, etc, and even... show more
    One of my coworkers was upset with management at our place of work. She felt that someone had lied about her and that she wasn't being treated respectfully. We have all felt that way at times that we weren't being treated well. She stood up to the management, being very dramatic, crying, etc, and even mentioned a lawsuit to them. I thought for sure that they would fire her for getting in their faces about it and being so dramatic. But the opposite thing happened. They treat her better than all of us other workers now. It's like she's royalty now getting whatever she wants. Usually in work place settings is it a bad idea to stand up for yourself and challenge the management or better to keep quiet?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do employers really care where you go to college?

    Best answer: It depends on the job and the area where you want to work. If you want to go into finance in NYC, absolutely it matters. The big firms will only accept the top students from the top universities. Employers on the east coast in general are pretty impressed by your alma mater. I'm an attorney, and the fact that... show more
    Best answer: It depends on the job and the area where you want to work.

    If you want to go into finance in NYC, absolutely it matters. The big firms will only accept the top students from the top universities. Employers on the east coast in general are pretty impressed by your alma mater. I'm an attorney, and the fact that I went to the same Ivy League university (undergraduate) as the boss's daughter certainly was a factor in my selection for an attorney position in NY.

    If you want to work as an engineer in the midwest, not so much. There are local rivalries about who went to KU, K State, Mizzou, etc., but the appropriate degree from any school will get you in the door.

    Don't let your parents convince you to take out enormous loans just to go to a famous university. If they want you to go there so bad, let THEM pay for it. That said, some private schools have a lot of money for scholarships, and could end up costing you less than a state school.

    You can go on a "college tour" or two during your junior year to visit some colleges. Apply to a number of schools, in-state and out, public and private, your parents' favorites and your own, and for the available financial aid at each school. Then, when you get your offers, you can do a true comparison ased on cost, academics and other factors.
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • Which school should I choose?

    Best answer: Go to the more highly rated school, especially well regarded in your intended major. Competition for jobs is tough, and getting tougher. The school you attend does matter to most employers, especially for entry-level jobs. And it is time for you to mature, spend more effort on being truly independent. A school a... show more
    Best answer: Go to the more highly rated school, especially well regarded in your intended major. Competition for jobs is tough, and getting tougher. The school you attend does matter to most employers, especially for entry-level jobs.

    And it is time for you to mature, spend more effort on being truly independent. A school a 3-hour drive away is not very far, and you can still get home for all long weekends, holidays, etc. If you want to. You'll be making new friends at school, and will want to build those relationships, too.
    5 answers · 2 days ago