Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

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FantasticMrFox
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Re: Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

Postby FantasticMrFox » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:31 pm

Can you not get good grades on a major that interests you?
You don't necessary have to go out of your way to place yourself in classes that are "easy" but not worth your while; just choose your professors wisely and study more if you struggle.

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Re: Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

Postby bartleby » Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:52 pm

1. go on ratemyprofessor
2. avoid classes with sad face
3. profit

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Re: Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

Postby justnicholas » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:26 am

No class is easy, but many lower division classes offer so much extra credit opportunities if you take advantage of them you can get a 4.0 and so my dilemma was guaranteed 4.0 in an easy class vs. harder upper division class in my major.



For my information I am getting a BA in Economics at the University of Washington.


My current uGPA is 3.55 and I know I can boost it up with some of the easier "fluff" class vs. harder classes.


The harder classes would not be more practical in life or anything, just a higher division class with a lower GPA vs a lower division class with a higher GPA.



But from my consensus it is definitely worth the lower division classes where I know I can do well.

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Re: Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

Postby boosk » Fri Jul 01, 2011 3:43 am

If you want to be a better/smarter OVERALL person, then you should choose a major that excites you (if you can find one) and just do the best you can, regardless of grades. If you have the grades for a good LS, then go down that road. On the other hand, if the only reason you are doing UG is to get to LS, then be a communications major and take "intro to dance" for your elective.

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Re: Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

Postby freestallion » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:11 am

Liberal arts majors tend to be easier - I did poli sci and econ and the econ hurt my GPA far more than the poli sci. But, I also LOVED poli sci. I think you tend to like things you're better at anyway - if you do physics and get destroyed by the classes, you're not likely to *love* physics. So try to combine something you enjoy and are also good at. And within a major, you can choose the easiest classes too. Once you take a class w/ one professor and do well, try to take more classes w/ the same prof - good for recommendations, and you also know what you're getting into & what the difficulty of the class will be.

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Re: Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

Postby FantasticMrFox » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:45 am

freestallion wrote:Liberal arts majors tend to be easier - I did poli sci and econ and the econ hurt my GPA far more than the poli sci.

Economics is also considered a liberal arts major, FYI

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Re: Easy 4.0 vs Upper Division Classes???

Postby duckmoney » Fri Jul 01, 2011 9:57 am

FantasticMrFox wrote:
freestallion wrote:Liberal arts majors tend to be easier - I did poli sci and econ and the econ hurt my GPA far more than the poli sci.

Economics is also considered a liberal arts major, FYI


Depends on the school. At my school we offer a liberal arts degree in econ and business degree in econ




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