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Lee001
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9/23/2015 4:46:58 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
So, honestly I don't see myself going into Law School. I haven't been doing too well in my Poli-Sci class (which is what I wanted to get my BA degree in) and getting bad scores on my quizzes has been bringing me down. Prior to wanting to be a DA, I wanted to be a Veterinarian. But the problem with that is there's only I Veterinarian school here in California, so getting into school is a hassle.

I always wanted to join the Navy ever since I can remember, but my family disapproved of it. Then I decided I wanted to work in Law Enforcement and become a police officer, my parents gave me allot of sh*t over it. So being me, so vulnerable, I listened to them and decided to let go of those dreams. So, now I'm stuck

I honestly don't feel like I'm good at anything. The only thing I've been good at is Interpersonal Communications, and Communication majors don't make much money.
Nor are there a wide range of jobs with that major.

Yes, I have taken the Career Aptitude test, it suggested that I would be a good surgeon based on my skills. But, I can't see myself doing that.

Honestly, I hate politics, history, mathematics and economics.

And its too late to turn back to go into law enforcement because I'm 19. They want you to join as soon as you're out of highschool. I'm already on my 3rd semester in college.

I was talking to my mom about needing help in a major, and she told me maybe I should find something else (not law) and maybe the medical field. But the issue with that is allot of people at my college aim for the medical field, and there are too many people aiming to be a nurse. The medical field doesn't interest me what so ever. She suggested I become a speech therapist or a radiologist or something along those lines.

I'm just stuck here, and I really, really need to figure out my major by the end of this semester.

I'm also good in Criminology, but there aren't many jobs that you can get in California with a Crim major...

How do you find out what you're truly interested in? :/
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

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9/23/2015 4:51:29 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
So I just took the Aptitude test again..and these are my results..

School Psychologists
Human Resources Managers
Political Scientists
Surgeons
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Genetic Counselors
Security Managers
Nurse Practitioners

None of which interest me..
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:15:41 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:51:29 PM, Lee001 wrote:
So I just took the Aptitude test again..and these are my results..

School Psychologists
Human Resources Managers
Political Scientists
Surgeons
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Genetic Counselors
Security Managers
Nurse Practitioners

None of which interest me..

https://www.themuse.com...
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9/23/2015 5:16:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:15:41 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:51:29 PM, Lee001 wrote:
So I just took the Aptitude test again..and these are my results..

School Psychologists
Human Resources Managers
Political Scientists
Surgeons
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Genetic Counselors
Security Managers
Nurse Practitioners

None of which interest me..

https://www.themuse.com...

no...
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.
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9/23/2015 5:20:16 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:16:47 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:15:41 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:51:29 PM, Lee001 wrote:
So I just took the Aptitude test again..and these are my results..

School Psychologists
Human Resources Managers
Political Scientists
Surgeons
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Genetic Counselors
Security Managers
Nurse Practitioners

None of which interest me..

https://www.themuse.com...

no...

Oh come on, who doesn't want to be a submarine chef?
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9/23/2015 5:20:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:20:16 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:16:47 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:15:41 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:51:29 PM, Lee001 wrote:
So I just took the Aptitude test again..and these are my results..

School Psychologists
Human Resources Managers
Political Scientists
Surgeons
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Genetic Counselors
Security Managers
Nurse Practitioners

None of which interest me..

https://www.themuse.com...

no...

Oh come on, who doesn't want to be a submarine chef?

That is very dangerous.
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?
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9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:28:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.

But your grades aren't actually all that important. Getting the major is the big thing. And then, law is something you'd study in graduate school anyway, which is a whole different game.

What are some reasons for the material being difficult. Is it challenging? Do you need a tutor/visiting at office hours? Or are there other problems unrelated to the class itself but which might get in the way of academics?
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9/23/2015 5:31:43 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:28:20 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.

But your grades aren't actually all that important. Getting the major is the big thing. And then, law is something you'd study in graduate school anyway, which is a whole different game.

What are some reasons for the material being difficult. Is it challenging? Do you need a tutor/visiting at office hours? Or are there other problems unrelated to the class itself but which might get in the way of academics?

Well right now we are studying how politics came about, and there's allot of stuff to remember. That's why I have issues. I have been going to the tutor after class with some of the other students. But I can only go on Tuesdays for like 30 minutes because I have a class in the middle of the tutoring session :(
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:35:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:31:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:28:20 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.

But your grades aren't actually all that important. Getting the major is the big thing. And then, law is something you'd study in graduate school anyway, which is a whole different game.

What are some reasons for the material being difficult. Is it challenging? Do you need a tutor/visiting at office hours? Or are there other problems unrelated to the class itself but which might get in the way of academics?

Well right now we are studying how politics came about, and there's allot of stuff to remember. That's why I have issues. I have been going to the tutor after class with some of the other students. But I can only go on Tuesdays for like 30 minutes because I have a class in the middle of the tutoring session :(

So it just sounds like you need a bit of extra help. Have you tried seeing your professor at other times - office hours or setting up another appointment? Or meeting with someone informally?
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9/23/2015 5:36:36 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:35:36 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:31:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:28:20 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.

But your grades aren't actually all that important. Getting the major is the big thing. And then, law is something you'd study in graduate school anyway, which is a whole different game.

What are some reasons for the material being difficult. Is it challenging? Do you need a tutor/visiting at office hours? Or are there other problems unrelated to the class itself but which might get in the way of academics?

Well right now we are studying how politics came about, and there's allot of stuff to remember. That's why I have issues. I have been going to the tutor after class with some of the other students. But I can only go on Tuesdays for like 30 minutes because I have a class in the middle of the tutoring session :(

So it just sounds like you need a bit of extra help. Have you tried seeing your professor at other times - office hours or setting up another appointment? Or meeting with someone informally?

I don't really like asking him for help..but I guess I could talk to him tomorrow and set up an appointment.
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:38:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:36:36 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:35:36 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:31:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:28:20 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.

But your grades aren't actually all that important. Getting the major is the big thing. And then, law is something you'd study in graduate school anyway, which is a whole different game.

What are some reasons for the material being difficult. Is it challenging? Do you need a tutor/visiting at office hours? Or are there other problems unrelated to the class itself but which might get in the way of academics?

Well right now we are studying how politics came about, and there's allot of stuff to remember. That's why I have issues. I have been going to the tutor after class with some of the other students. But I can only go on Tuesdays for like 30 minutes because I have a class in the middle of the tutoring session :(

So it just sounds like you need a bit of extra help. Have you tried seeing your professor at other times - office hours or setting up another appointment? Or meeting with someone informally?

I don't really like asking him for help..but I guess I could talk to him tomorrow and set up an appointment.

If you don't like the professor personally (you should still try seeing him one-on-one first), then talk to another Polisci professor.

Alternatively, the problem could be with this particular unit, or even this particular class. Both of those are only a tiny portion of political science. I'm sure you could do well in the other aspects.
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9/23/2015 5:39:05 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:38:19 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:36:36 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:35:36 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:31:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:28:20 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.

But your grades aren't actually all that important. Getting the major is the big thing. And then, law is something you'd study in graduate school anyway, which is a whole different game.

What are some reasons for the material being difficult. Is it challenging? Do you need a tutor/visiting at office hours? Or are there other problems unrelated to the class itself but which might get in the way of academics?

Well right now we are studying how politics came about, and there's allot of stuff to remember. That's why I have issues. I have been going to the tutor after class with some of the other students. But I can only go on Tuesdays for like 30 minutes because I have a class in the middle of the tutoring session :(

So it just sounds like you need a bit of extra help. Have you tried seeing your professor at other times - office hours or setting up another appointment? Or meeting with someone informally?

I don't really like asking him for help..but I guess I could talk to him tomorrow and set up an appointment.

If you don't like the professor personally (you should still try seeing him one-on-one first), then talk to another Polisci professor.

Alternatively, the problem could be with this particular unit, or even this particular class. Both of those are only a tiny portion of political science. I'm sure you could do well in the other aspects.

Thank you. I'll talk to him tomorrow after class :)
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 5:44:00 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just do what *you* want to do and go with the subject you're most interested in--as well as one you think will be a good career option. You mention criminology jobs being limited in California but you could always move elsewhere.

At 19...you don't have to listen to everything the parents say. It's your future and not theirs.
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9/23/2015 6:27:27 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Just try to get a little extra help on what you are confused on or do not get and maybe you can try to think about what you want to do and what's gonna make you happy, it doesn't really matter what your parents might think because in the end you want to be happy at the job you are going to work in
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9/23/2015 7:34:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:44:00 PM, Emilrose wrote:
Just do what *you* want to do and go with the subject you're most interested in--as well as one you think will be a good career option. You mention criminology jobs being limited in California but you could always move elsewhere.

At 19...you don't have to listen to everything the parents say. It's your future and not theirs.

Well yeah. But if i were going to go into the military, I would definitely need their support in that..
"Condoms are societal constructs created by the government to restrain 'Murican freedom!"-SolonKR

"But I jest and digress (sick rhymes, yo); every boob is equal in the eyes of the Lord."- SolonKR

"Oh Hey, Seeing Artichokes Makes Me Want to Have Sex."- SolonKR

"Yep, but anyone who touches my hair immediately ascends to the heavens..You're already an angel, so touching my hair can do nothing <3" -SolonKR

My hubby Hayd <3 <3
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9/23/2015 9:48:20 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Are you not interested in Criminology because you don't think you'll be good at it or because you don't think you'd enjoy working in that field?

If it's the former, don't let that stop you. I had a high school friend who really wanted to be a music major, but he couldn't even match pitch for most of his senior year of high school. He applied to the school he's going to, but he got rejected from the music department. He has worked constantly on it, though, taking music major classes as electives, and enrolling in various performance groups, and even though it's hard, he loves it. Don't let fear of failure stop you from doing what you want to do. Plus, it could just be the class. I don't necessarily hate chemistry because of its inherent work involved, but my teacher for my high school chem class was terrible, and it really turned me away from the subject. If poli sci stuff is really what interests you, you owe it to yourself to at least give one more class in the field a shot before you turn away from it.

If it's the latter, then try taking electives or doing activities that you've never done before or considered. That's how I discovered my love of theater+history and my hatred of programming in high school.

If you still want to go into law enforcement, you could always make an attempt at applying. Nothing bad can come of that. Even if your parents don't support your choices, at the end of the day, if they're decent parents, they'll still support you, which is the important thing.
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9/23/2015 9:49:32 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 9:48:20 PM, SolonKR wrote:
Are you not wanting to continue in Poli-Sci because you don't think you'll be good at it or because you don't think you'd enjoy working in that field?

Fixed.
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9/24/2015 12:53:25 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:46:58 PM, Lee001 wrote:
So, honestly I don't see myself going into Law School. I haven't been doing too well in my Poli-Sci class (which is what I wanted to get my BA degree in) and getting bad scores on my quizzes has been bringing me down. Prior to wanting to be a DA, I wanted to be a Veterinarian. But the problem with that is there's only I Veterinarian school here in California, so getting into school is a hassle.


I always wanted to join the Navy ever since I can remember, but my family disapproved of it. Then I decided I wanted to work in Law Enforcement and become a police officer, my parents gave me allot of sh*t over it. So being me, so vulnerable, I listened to them and decided to let go of those dreams. So, now I'm stuck

I honestly don't feel like I'm good at anything. The only thing I've been good at is Interpersonal Communications, and Communication majors don't make much money.
Nor are there a wide range of jobs with that major.
Have you considered the academia? If you're at the top of your class, you could get an MPhil and then a PhD in the field. If you're really good, the school will sometimes let you go straight to PhD or transfer to PhD after two years of MPhil.
Yes, I have taken the Career Aptitude test, it suggested that I would be a good surgeon based on my skills. But, I can't see myself doing that.

Honestly, I hate politics, history, mathematics and economics.
You should try linguistics ;)
And its too late to turn back to go into law enforcement because I'm 19. They want you to join as soon as you're out of highschool. I'm already on my 3rd semester in college.

I was talking to my mom about needing help in a major, and she told me maybe I should find something else (not law) and maybe the medical field. But the issue with that is allot of people at my college aim for the medical field, and there are too many people aiming to be a nurse. The medical field doesn't interest me what so ever. She suggested I become a speech therapist or a radiologist or something along those lines.
Speech therapist really isn't bad at all (money-wise). Have you seriously considered that?
I'm just stuck here, and I really, really need to figure out my major by the end of this semester.

I'm also good in Criminology, but there aren't many jobs that you can get in California with a Crim major...
^Same reply as communication.
How do you find out what you're truly interested in? :/
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9/24/2015 1:02:35 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 4:46:58 PM, Lee001 wrote:
So, honestly I don't see myself going into Law School. I haven't been doing too well in my Poli-Sci class (which is what I wanted to get my BA degree in) and getting bad scores on my quizzes has been bringing me down. Prior to wanting to be a DA, I wanted to be a Veterinarian. But the problem with that is there's only I Veterinarian school here in California, so getting into school is a hassle.


I always wanted to join the Navy ever since I can remember, but my family disapproved of it. Then I decided I wanted to work in Law Enforcement and become a police officer, my parents gave me allot of sh*t over it. So being me, so vulnerable, I listened to them and decided to let go of those dreams. So, now I'm stuck

Join the Navy. Why are you letting what your family thinks keep you from doing what you want to do with your life?

I honestly don't feel like I'm good at anything. The only thing I've been good at is Interpersonal Communications, and Communication majors don't make much money.
Nor are there a wide range of jobs with that major.

Yes, I have taken the Career Aptitude test, it suggested that I would be a good surgeon based on my skills. But, I can't see myself doing that.

Honestly, I hate politics, history, mathematics and economics.

And its too late to turn back to go into law enforcement because I'm 19. They want you to join as soon as you're out of highschool. I'm already on my 3rd semester in college.

I was talking to my mom about needing help in a major, and she told me maybe I should find something else (not law) and maybe the medical field. But the issue with that is allot of people at my college aim for the medical field, and there are too many people aiming to be a nurse. The medical field doesn't interest me what so ever. She suggested I become a speech therapist or a radiologist or something along those lines.

I'm just stuck here, and I really, really need to figure out my major by the end of this semester.

I'm also good in Criminology, but there aren't many jobs that you can get in California with a Crim major...

How do you find out what you're truly interested in? :/
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9/24/2015 11:52:42 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:38:19 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:36:36 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:35:36 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:31:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:28:20 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:25:40 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:23:56 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:22:42 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:19:05 PM, EndarkenedRationalist wrote:
Studying something because it's employable over something you actually enjoy would be (perhaps) the biggest mistake you could make. You should study what you like, what interests you, and go from there.

That's the problem...I don't know what interest me. I love criminology and the law, but don't me working in that field to be realistic.

Why not? Your current trouble in Polisci?

Yes. And if I want to major In Poli-Sci I want to be getting straight A's on my exams and quizzes. Not just B's and C's. But Poli-Sci is a good major to get if you're going into law because you'll have allot of background knowledge.

But your grades aren't actually all that important. Getting the major is the big thing. And then, law is something you'd study in graduate school anyway, which is a whole different game.

What are some reasons for the material being difficult. Is it challenging? Do you need a tutor/visiting at office hours? Or are there other problems unrelated to the class itself but which might get in the way of academics?

Well right now we are studying how politics came about, and there's allot of stuff to remember. That's why I have issues. I have been going to the tutor after class with some of the other students. But I can only go on Tuesdays for like 30 minutes because I have a class in the middle of the tutoring session :(

So it just sounds like you need a bit of extra help. Have you tried seeing your professor at other times - office hours or setting up another appointment? Or meeting with someone informally?

I don't really like asking him for help..but I guess I could talk to him tomorrow and set up an appointment.

If you don't like the professor personally (you should still try seeing him one-on-one first), then talk to another Polisci professor.
+1, or you could email the professor or tutor with questions. You can usually find their emails on the course description on the portal, or the course outline.
Alternatively, the problem could be with this particular unit, or even this particular class. Both of those are only a tiny portion of political science. I'm sure you could do well in the other aspects.
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9/26/2015 8:17:47 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 9/23/2015 5:20:43 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:20:16 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:16:47 PM, Lee001 wrote:
At 9/23/2015 5:15:41 PM, Geogeer wrote:
At 9/23/2015 4:51:29 PM, Lee001 wrote:
So I just took the Aptitude test again..and these are my results..

School Psychologists
Human Resources Managers
Political Scientists
Surgeons
Clinical Nurse Specialists
Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Physicians
Genetic Counselors
Security Managers
Nurse Practitioners

None of which interest me..

https://www.themuse.com...

no...

Oh come on, who doesn't want to be a submarine chef?

That is very dangerous.

actually no it isn't. the countless saftey and countermeasures submarines have on them, mave them really really safe so no not dangerous at ALL
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10/16/2015 5:58:19 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
Okay, so I officially chose my major. Communication. I can get many jobs in the law field with a BA in communications. Also, if becoming a DA doesn't work, I can go into many other fields in Comm. I may even consider being a Comm professor.
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10/16/2015 6:03:12 PM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 10/16/2015 5:58:19 PM, Lee001 wrote:
Okay, so I officially chose my major. Communication. I can get many jobs in the law field with a BA in communications. Also, if becoming a DA doesn't work, I can go into many other fields in Comm. I may even consider being a Comm professor.

I'm glad you've chosen something you like, and I wish you all success with it.