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by katethegreat
Fri Feb 24, 2012 12:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The AP test (History)
Replies: 2
Views: 2283

Re: The AP test (History)

I took the AP US History exam junior year after taking a two year course. I was lucky because having US History split into two years allows for a lot more depth as well as a whole month(!) of review for the exam. Last year, the DBQ was about Nixon, so don't automatically assume that you don't need t...
by katethegreat
Sat Aug 27, 2011 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Living Cheaply
Replies: 72
Views: 7574

Re: Living Cheaply

Living with a supremely cheap father gives you experience with this! 1. Coupons (in the newspaper, online, etc) 2. Free Samples 3. Taking food home from meetings at work 4. Keeping the heat low in winter 5. No AC :( 6. Buying only things that are on sale, and often in bulk 7. Tap water is fine, ther...
by katethegreat
Wed Jul 06, 2011 2:31 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Thank you everyone so much. Hearing about everyone else's experiences has been really enlightening and reassuring. I can't write a proper reply right now, but just wanted you all to know that! :)
by katethegreat
Tue Jul 05, 2011 7:13 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I have to tie my hair up when I go to the bathroom :oops: actually i keep it wrapped up in a twist a lot of the time (it's in dreadlocks). I need some help, and the Woman Thread seems the best place to turn to! My boyfriend's significantly more sexually experienced than I am (ex. He's t...
by katethegreat
Mon Jul 04, 2011 8:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

katethegreat, this might be of interest to you: http://badhairday.typepad.com/bad_hair_day/2006/07/locks_of_love_i.html I know that Locks of Love doesn't donate wigs to cancer patients, but to children with a medical condition that results in baldness. I know that they sell a lot of the donations, ...
by katethegreat
Mon Jul 04, 2011 6:37 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

existential_elevator: I know what you mean! I go through cycles of getting antsy with my long hair, chopping it off and donating it to locks of love, then growing it out again. Feyayeruka: you've been growing your hair out longer than ive been alive! :-o. That's so cool! I need some help, and the Wo...
by katethegreat
Wed Jun 29, 2011 6:59 am UTC
Forum: Fit Club
Topic: The "I Did Good" thread
Replies: 181
Views: 118005

Re: The "I Did Good" thread

Did my 2nd midnight run tonight. It's not much, maybe two or three miles and certainly not running the whole time, but I feel accomplished! :D And I've started up counting calories again on my phone's "lose it" app. I know people say, blah blah blah dieting is bad, but I find it really hel...
by katethegreat
Tue Jun 28, 2011 9:21 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Chandani- I can sympathize (when I was in 5th grade I was too nervous to ask my mom about shaving, and my underarm hair was very prominent. It got to the point where I stopped raising my hand high in class and wouldn't wear sleeveless shirts at all.). However, my mom's the opposite of yours. She isn...
by katethegreat
Sun Jun 26, 2011 10:54 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Awwwwww!!! Yay! Congratulations!
by katethegreat
Fri Jun 24, 2011 3:45 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 17558

Re: Whine about your smarts

I didn't take the SAT (ACT in my state) but I feel your pain. I got very respectable scores, but I got a 35 and 32 on the English sections (my worst subject), a 29 on science and a 31 or 30 on math. I was so mad that my English scores were so much higher than my math scores. For pities sake - I alm...
by katethegreat
Fri Jun 24, 2011 7:19 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Whine about your smarts
Replies: 161
Views: 17558

Re: Whine about your smarts

SAT subject test scores came out today: 740 on Math2, 800 on History. I should be happy, but I'm mostly just disappointed because I had a bad morning for the math. I skipped a lot and ran out of time. I'm capable of doing so much better. I got an 800 the first practice test I took. I don't want to t...
by katethegreat
Thu Jun 16, 2011 3:09 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Aightynine- don't feel discouraged if you aren't having much success with tampons. I remember when I first started, it was hard. I could still feel it inside me, which they claimed in my getting to know your changing womanlyish body and puberty books shouldn't happen. It's totally normal, especially...
by katethegreat
Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:22 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

I'm personally really lazy so I hate shaving, but my skin's light and hair's dark.. *sigh* I do like the feeling of shaved legs, but I've never had a close underarm shave. I got my armpits waxed once at a salon, and it was really pointless. Either the woman was terrible or my underarms hate me. I ha...
by katethegreat
Mon Jun 06, 2011 10:05 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

(Another pet peeve - curvy does not mean fat. It means curvy. You can be curvy and skinny and you can be curvy and fat, but everything designed for 'curvy women' is nearly always in the plus sized section.) The "curvy" title is so patronizing. In Seventeen magazine, when they have those &...
by katethegreat
Wed Jun 01, 2011 4:17 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

*Huuuuuuuuuuuuuugs this wide* :(
by katethegreat
Mon May 30, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

So, woman thread, guess who has a date? Kate! :). A guy who I liked (one of those longterm crushes you never act on because you feel it couldn't possibly turn into something) started talking to me again out of the blue today. He used to be in my math class, but he switched out and I basically haven'...
by katethegreat
Fri May 27, 2011 3:53 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Gifted Education
Replies: 157
Views: 33926

Re: Gifted Education

Well, time for me to pop in with my experience.  I'll be interested in hearing what you have to say about this zcorp. In 6th grade I took a test that allowed me entry into a program through our state university that taught high school math at an advanced pace to junior high students.  In 7th grade ...
by katethegreat
Tue May 24, 2011 3:38 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Blistering blue barnacles
Replies: 28396
Views: 2937201

Re: Rant Thread (because we need more ranting)

I hate this stupid freakin research paper that we are assigned solely because we are an AP class and we need to be given stupid pointless assignments to waste our time until school ends. (IN A MONTH!!! The seniors are done tomorrow and us juniors still have a month!!!) :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil: :c...
by katethegreat
Mon May 23, 2011 6:07 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Wikipedia, first link loops
Replies: 57
Views: 31796

Re: Wikipedia, first link loops

My first attempt got me to Indo-European languages, language family, language, communication, meaningful, Aristotle, Greek language, Indo-European language. I got there starting with the Chromodoris quadricolor. http://images.ookaboo.com/photo/s/Chromodoris_quadricolor_s.jpg I got to the same loop,...
by katethegreat
Mon May 23, 2011 5:47 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Standing for the flag + clubs
Replies: 46
Views: 6192

Re: Standing for the flag + clubs

We stopped saying the Pledge after elementary school. I've heard on the news some human interest stories about how some kid (probably a boy scout) was looking to reinstate the Pledge in his school. Seems pretty silly, and a waste of time. My guess is that he did it just to be on the news. Or he was ...
by katethegreat
Thu May 19, 2011 4:24 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Amelia Rhiannon Brown sounds soooooooo pretty. I agree! Even without the middle name, Amelia Brown just sounds... lovely! And huggable! (I can picture an Amelia Brown as someone who loves to snuggle with her mom :D I dunno, the M and B sounds just sound warm and nice. :mrgreen: ) And at the same ti...
by katethegreat
Tue May 17, 2011 4:12 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Survey: How many of these characters do you recognize?
Replies: 51
Views: 5580

Re: Survey: How many of these characters do you recognize?

I know #1, 2, and 4. I recognize #3's face, but couldn't recall the name at first. I'm from the US, I'm in my teens but wasn't a Star Trek viewer growing up. I've seen the latest big movie Star Trek, the Wrath of Khan, and one of the first original series episodes on Youtube when I was bored. And I'...
by katethegreat
Tue May 17, 2011 4:02 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 54016

Re: Reactions to your Major

@KateTheGreat - Grrrrrr :P Oh, I love my brother and it's really cool that he's studying what he finds interesting instead of business or something like that. Plus he's going for a double major with history, AND getting his masters at the same time as his bachelors. Impressive! I just find it kind ...
by katethegreat
Mon May 16, 2011 4:00 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Reactions to your Major
Replies: 344
Views: 54016

Re: Reactions to your Major

I always make fun of my brother's religious studies major. >_>. I mean, seriously? Religious studies? :roll: :wink: It's not like he's even going to become a priest...
Oh well, whatever floats his noah's ark.



Get it? Get it? ^_^ :roll:
Okay, that wasn't even a funny pun...
by katethegreat
Mon May 09, 2011 4:40 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The SAT essay!
Replies: 19
Views: 3227

Re: The SAT essay!

Don't hate on him too much. I think it's awesome that he can think of examples like that off the top of his head. They fit the topic well and are interesting. Just because they aren't from a novel doesn't mean he's a "pretentious dick". I would caution about going into specifics about the ...
by katethegreat
Sat May 07, 2011 10:15 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: The SAT essay!
Replies: 19
Views: 3227

Re: The SAT essay!

I'm horrible at coming up with bullshit examples for SAT essays. Then on the 3rd try (don't judge me too much, I needed to get math up to 700 since I'm going into engineering)... The essay was on REALITY TV!!!!!!!!!! I sat there in shock and joy for a minute then threw together a baller essay with n...
by katethegreat
Wed Apr 27, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Blatant racism in class
Replies: 115
Views: 13557

Re: Blatant racism in class

That is appalling. Sometimes I wonder when watching the news who can actually believe the "Obama wasn't born in the US" and "building a mosque will threaten us all" stuff, the stupidity and ignorance necessary astounds me. And... now I know who those people are I guess... :? Sorr...
by katethegreat
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Legacy: a thread
Replies: 15
Views: 2038

Re: Legacy: a thread

My dad's a Brown alumnus. He was a need-based scholarship student back in the day, and hasn't been to any class reunions or paid a cent in donations. (Despite their letters urging us to buy a $100 brick... :P) My brother is an excellent student, eloquent writer, eagle scout, great SAT scorer. Of the...
by katethegreat
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:43 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Deciding to take a class
Replies: 10
Views: 2051

Re: Deciding to take a class

You're stuck with the same teacher for 3 years? That's a shame. Survey some current juniors (particularly those of equal writing ability to you). What grade did they get in AP? And what grade did those who chose the honors class get? What kind of GPA boost does AP recieve? What were their overall ex...
by katethegreat
Wed Apr 20, 2011 5:32 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Calc or Stats
Replies: 24
Views: 5091

Re: Calc or Stats

I haven't taken Stat yet, but will be next year. I had to study precalc over the summer to take calculus this year (junior year). While I'm excited about stat, I'm a bit apprehensive because the AP Statistics class does not involve any calculus (and therefore won't count for college credit, same wit...
by katethegreat
Thu Mar 24, 2011 4:36 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grade Inflation in the US
Replies: 105
Views: 12865

Re: Grade Inflation in the US

Yes, colleges are very driven to be "diverse"... now. I think Yakk is right with his presumption. Perhaps it was related to the desire to limit the number of Jewish students from being accepted? (I read a while back that Jews were once very similar to Asians in education today... Viewed as...
by katethegreat
Fri Mar 18, 2011 5:12 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Hair (Long)
Replies: 28
Views: 4882

Re: Hair (Long)

My brother went to a parochial high school, and they got detention if they didn't shave. He is as hairy as a bear and abhors shaving, so he had detention on more than a few occasions. And he always grew out a disgusting hobo/lumberjack/pirate beard over vacations. I'm sure they had a long hair polic...
by katethegreat
Fri Mar 18, 2011 4:45 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grade Inflation in the US
Replies: 105
Views: 12865

Re: Grade Inflation in the US

About the athletes at top schools thing- while athletes certainly need good grades and decent scores, I have to say that the requirements are far lower. I know that at my brother's high school, the majority of kids accepted into Ivys or prestigous small liberal arts schools were star athletes (honor...
by katethegreat
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:21 pm UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Pee standing up?
Replies: 42
Views: 6179

Re: Pee standing up?

I've read that the German word for a man who pees while sitting is Sitzpinkler... It's akin to "wuss" or "wimp".
Anyway, I'm female and pee sitting down. Even if I were male, that'd seem to be the easy way to go, especially if you need to poop.
by katethegreat
Thu Mar 03, 2011 5:05 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: I feel really grown up when..
Replies: 171
Views: 17428

Re: I feel really grown up when..

I feel really grown up when I take the train or subway alone. I think it has to do with growing up in the suburbs, where I'm carted around everywhere by my parents in a 4-door sedan.
by katethegreat
Sat Feb 26, 2011 10:58 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grade Inflation in the US
Replies: 105
Views: 12865

Re: Grade Inflation in the US

Also, logically, if a teacher teaches well, few to no students should fail. I thought your entire post put grade inflation and its consequences into perspective, but I don't agree with what one sentence.  How do we define teaching well? Say we have a calculus 1 course in an average undergraduate co...
by katethegreat
Sat Feb 26, 2011 7:26 pm UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Grade Inflation in the US
Replies: 105
Views: 12865

Re: Grade Inflation in the US

I just finished writing a research paper on grade inflation last week, oddly enough. Because I'm too lazy to rewrite my whole paper, here are some points I want to touch on: 1. The bell curve as a grade distribution, with C as the average, is fundamentally flawed. When it was made, it took into acco...
by katethegreat
Mon Feb 07, 2011 5:57 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: Childhood misconceptions
Replies: 868
Views: 94020

Re: Childhood misconceptions

When I was in 3rd grade, my teacher told us that money used to be backed by gold from Fort Knox. I thought that meant the money literally had gold leaf on one side... >.<
by katethegreat
Sat Jan 29, 2011 1:39 am UTC
Forum: School
Topic: Procrastination
Replies: 26
Views: 4679

Re: Procrastination

The worst/best thing for a procrastinator is a lenient teacher. Worst, because it worsens your already bad tendencies. Best, you can turn in an English paper a month late and still get an A... >.> I have the same problem about starting homework. Luckily, we get relatively little. Even if you procras...
by katethegreat
Thu Jan 06, 2011 7:29 am UTC
Forum: General
Topic: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.
Replies: 27382
Views: 2930470

Re: [SAFESPACE] Woman Thread - All Things Women. Period.

Poxic- That's great to hear! My dad had his mitral valve repaired when I was... 8? The doctors thought he had a minor stroke on the operating table, but I guess it didn't do anything. He's still as healthy as ever. :). Best of luck to your dad in his recovery. (mine was on the couch for quite someti...

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