Types of people who romanticize small town life:
- People who didn’t grow up in small towns
#THE LOCALS AREN’T QUIRKY#THEY’RE RACIST
#THERE’S NOTHING TO DO
#EVERYONE’S ON DRUGS
Meerkats make the best photographer’s assistants EVER.
i dont need a boyfriend i need 12 million dollars and a donut
12 million dollars can be used to obtain many donuts.
money can be exchanged for goods and services
Anonymous asked: Your advocacy to rush to finish the first two foundational years and transfer in one year by achieving minimally passing scores for as many AP tests to fulfill IGETC requirements and then to apply to universities with just one semester of college course work is a disservice to students following your advice and will diminishes their college experience. Don’t rush to rebut my observation. Take some time and let it age. You may understand what I am saying once you start at your respective univ.
Thanks for your comment.
There’s no need to rebut your observations because our experiences are no better than that of you or any other reader. I’d like to emphasize that this blog seeks to publicly demonstrate the feasibility of transferring in one year, but does not explicitly advocate or promote the practice besides answering questions that may indicate something of the sort. We’re bloggers, not a non-profit organization, so we’re not beholden to moneyed or ideological interests.
We have yet to write anything suggesting students should merely scratch the surface with AP tests in order to get ahead on the IGETC. This stems from an assumption, which readers can judge as reasonable or not, that the kind of student that would be capable and willing of transferring in one year is one qualified enough to produce AP scores beyond mere proficiency. Obviously, we can be proven wrong. (As for our own AP scores, we have fewer than 3 proficient-and-under scores between us.)
Continuing this relevatist approach, there are UC students who think that being able to transfer in one year is a great idea. Friends of ours, in CCs or UCs, are highly supportive of our efforts. Does this mean everyone should aspire to transfer in one year? Hell no. For example, when we look at certain majors like engineering, we earnestly state that transferring will take three years. Other students choose to remain at CC precisely because of the ‘college experience’—positions in student government. It’s not anyone’s job to tell these students what they’re doing is right or wrong.
We’re acutely aware that transferring in one year is an uninspired effort to get education over with. For us, this couldn’t be further from the truth; to our readers, it’s for them to decide—in a job market that remains anemic there is a grain of truth in the ‘job experience over education’ argument.
Apologies for rushing this reply. I know you weren’t looking for an answer—having the last word is a powerful thing—but I’ve thought about this before.
Arthur, with Jimmy
NPR posted an article with a title asking why people don’t read anymore, but the content was just an April Fools joke. Then people started to embarrass themselves.
This is brilliant