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    So l did it, I finally decided after getting my bachelors in criminal justice while spending 10 years in the military that I would career hop. So I decided to knock out the prereq sciences courses so that I can apply to a PT program because in case you didn’t know, criminal justice doesn’t really require a lot of hard sciences. I guess my question here is: is it normal to feel like your getting smacked with a barbed wire covered bat when you take all these science courses?

    I spend a lot of time studying, walking into a test thinking I’m going to get 100% on everything only to get the grade back with one or two questions wrong, slowly seeing that grade drop. Is that normal or am I just not studying right?

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    Congratulations on your decision. Feeling that muchway is very normal. Not sure what a barbed wire covered bat feels like but probably about the same. Especially when you haven't been in school so long. That makes it even more difficult. Honestly there is no secret to it. It is just hard work and studying. At least in my life with grades there is a direct correlation with study time and grades. One thing you will probably have to relearn is how teachers ask questions on tests. I have found that as you are studying the material making up in you mind your own test questions is a good way to learn the material and help it solidify in your mind. Doing practice work is also helpful, many times at the end of the chapter there are practice questions you can do that will cover the highest yield material. In the end just keep working at it, spend the time necessary and it will get easier.

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    • #3
      I’m definitely feeling my age in these classes. With the professors being around the same age as me. I definitely am the guy that asks a million questions and try’s to relate it to something I know. Glad to know this feeling is normal I’ll keep on grinding. I’ve managed to get a job doing the strength and conditioning for the basketball team. It’s nice because it makes me get to the campus five hours early so I do the coaching thing for an hour and the rest of the time is spent studying and reviewing material.

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      • #4
        Asking questions is a great thing, having tutored some low level biology courses I can definitely say that people that ask questions the most not only tend to do better but i personally tend to prefer and almost favor over other people.

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        • #5
          I’ve noticed that! I got a test back the other day in my chemistry course that I know I had fucked up on. The instructor asked to see me after class asked me what was up with a couple of my answers I explained my thought process and he changed my grade to a 100. He said he was confident based on how many questions I asked in class, the amount of effort I put into the course work, and the fact that I show up to office hours and tutoring that I had an understanding off the material I just had some test anxiety.

          Took it as a win
          Last edited by Bak2ThaBasix; 09-26-2019, 07:40 PM.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Bak2ThaBasix View Post
            I’ve noticed that! I got a test back the other day in my chemistry course that I know I had fucked up on. The instructor asked to see me after class asked me what was up with a couple of my answers I explained my thought process and he changed my grade to a 100. He said he was confident based on how many questions I asked in class, the amount of effort I put into the course work, and the fact that I show up to office hours and tutoring that I had an understanding off the material I just had some test anxiety.

            Took it as a win
            Thats actually really cool, i plan on doing something similar because i need help with math(precal+trig is beating my ass raw).
            Glad to hear it helped you.

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            • #7
              Hey Bak2ThaBasix, I'm in the same boat! My music degrees lacked pretty much all the PT prereqs, so I'm banging them out as fast as I can. After being out of school for 13 years and never taking math or science courses since, uh, high school, this feels like running into a brick wall.

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              • #8
                I guess I could update this and say "hey I survived and did a lot better than I thought I would"

                no but really I did so well in fact that I wrote a letter to the admissions chair person for my universities DPT program and asked to be admitted to a dual degree program EXSci/DPT with elective coursework in OChem got the interview, had the interview and got accepted into the program (this past monday) so cheers to that!

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bak2ThaBasix View Post
                  I guess I could update this and say "hey I survived and did a lot better than I thought I would"

                  no but really I did so well in fact that I wrote a letter to the admissions chair person for my universities DPT program and asked to be admitted to a dual degree program EXSci/DPT with elective coursework in OChem got the interview, had the interview and got accepted into the program (this past monday) so cheers to that!
                  Oh wow, big congratulations! That sounds like an incredible program.

                  I also did better than I expected last semester, but I won't be applying until fall. I'm starting my observations next week though. I'm so excited! Cheers all around.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bak2ThaBasix View Post
                    I guess I could update this and say "hey I survived and did a lot better than I thought I would"

                    no but really I did so well in fact that I wrote a letter to the admissions chair person for my universities DPT program and asked to be admitted to a dual degree program EXSci/DPT with elective coursework in OChem got the interview, had the interview and got accepted into the program (this past monday) so cheers to that!
                    Big dick moves man, congrats and im really happy for you. Good luck and God speed.

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