what exactly are (too) easy courses?

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what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby Artinka » Tue May 22, 2012 12:49 pm

Hi,

I have already gone through a couple of posts examining the weight of GPA / courseload difficulty and it seems that some people think that too high GPA with too easy courses is looked down upon. However, I am not quite sure what exactly are these too easy courses.

Currently, my situation is that I have 4.0 (probably a bit over 4.0 LSDAS-wise; I am going to be a junior next year; UC Berkeley; Psychology major) and I am just worried if I shouldn't take some more challenging courses. So far, I have just taken the prerequisites for my major and standard major requirements and whenever it was possible, I took the easiest option to satisfy certain requirement (e.g., taking intro writing course in an Italian department instead of an English one). I never took a math or hard science course at my university.

Do you think that the lack of difficult courses is going to count against me? I know that my classes won't give me a boost but I would like to know if they are specifically going to be regarded negatively in the law school admission process (i.e., do these qualify as too easy classes?).

Thanks!

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby dowu » Tue May 22, 2012 12:54 pm

:shock: :shock:
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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 12:56 pm

It's hard to believe that your a psych major and you don't have to take a sci or math class. I call bs

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 12:58 pm

Yeah I knew I smelled a troll.

Uc berk req for psych
http://psychology.berkeley.edu/undergrad/about.html

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby dowu » Tue May 22, 2012 1:00 pm

bruss wrote:Yeah I knew I smelled a troll.

Uc berk req for psych
http://psychology.berkeley.edu/undergrad/about.html


Bruss, are you an undercover investigator? lol, First DH, now this? :mrgreen:

Sounds like the OP is lying, saying that they have never taken a math or science class, or that psych is their major. lol

Whats up with that, OP? You got somethin to say?

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby 20130312 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:07 pm

bruss wrote:Yeah I knew I smelled a troll.

Uc berk req for psych
http://psychology.berkeley.edu/undergrad/about.html


UC Berk Website wrote:(AP Statistics with a score of 4 or 5 will satisfy this prerequisite)



Perhaps OP took it in high school?

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 1:09 pm

No not an investigator lol, I just use my commonsense. Psych is a liberal arts major and you have to take a math and science. And since psych is more scientific you have to take a hard bio class and a hard math. Also my gf is a psych major and had to take dumbass calculus. No way uc heel is gonna let you get away with not taking a hard sci and math.

To op: if your gonna troll, stop it. (can't find my mike ditka stop pic)

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby Birdnals » Tue May 22, 2012 1:11 pm

Sometimes those math and science requirements can be taking in HS, tested out of, or if you have a high enough SAT/ACT score in the math/science section they waive the requirements.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 1:11 pm

InGoodFaith wrote:
bruss wrote:Yeah I knew I smelled a troll.

Uc berk req for psych
http://psychology.berkeley.edu/undergrad/about.html


UC Berk Website wrote:(AP Statistics with a score of 4 or 5 will satisfy this prerequisite)



Perhaps OP took it in high school?


That doesn't explain the science portion and his claim of not have taken a sci course

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 1:12 pm

Birdnals wrote:Sometimes those math and science requirements can be taking in HS, tested out of, or if you have a high enough SAT/ACT score in the math/science section they waive the requirements.


Did you check the link.

Ppl plz read the link before you post.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby Artinka » Tue May 22, 2012 1:13 pm

Haha, I haven't been called a troll before :-)

But thanks for answering my question.

Yes, we do need to take stats for psychology but I took just stats 2 which is basically nothing -- does not even require calculus (the harder ones are stat 20/21), and the other classes which look like "science" are not science really... e.g., I took Bio for humanities majors etc. But then I guess that counts, right? That was in fact my question -- if taking just these easier variants of courses is not an issue.

btw I am a female ;-)
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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby Birdnals » Tue May 22, 2012 1:13 pm

bruss wrote:
Birdnals wrote:Sometimes those math and science requirements can be taking in HS, tested out of, or if you have a high enough SAT/ACT score in the math/science section they waive the requirements.


Did you check the link.

Ppl plz read the link before you post.


(AP Biology with a score of 4 or 5 will satisfy one Biological Science prerequisite.)

Did you read the link?

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby 20130312 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:14 pm

bruss wrote:
InGoodFaith wrote:
bruss wrote:Yeah I knew I smelled a troll.
Uc berk req for psych
http://psychology.berkeley.edu/undergrad/about.html

UC Berk Website wrote:(AP Statistics with a score of 4 or 5 will satisfy this prerequisite)

Perhaps OP took it in high school?

That doesn't explain the science portion and his claim of not have taken a sci course

No, but this does:
UC Berk Website wrote:(AP Biology with a score of 4 or 5 will satisfy one Biological Science prerequisite)

ETA: scooooooooped

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 1:16 pm

Once again guys read. She has to take 3 sci courses. An ap score on bio will drop one of them for her.she still needs 2 sciences after that.

Wow you ppl

Edit: he's a she :)

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 1:24 pm

Artinka wrote:Haha, I haven't been called a troll before :-)

But thanks for answering my question.

Yes, we do need to take stats for psychology but I took just stats 2 which is basically nothing -- does not even require calculus (the harder ones are stat 20/21), and the other classes which look like "science" are not science really... e.g., I took Bio for humanities majors etc. But then I guess that counts, right? That was in fact my question -- if taking just these easier variants of courses is not an issue.

btw I am a female ;-)


I still think you are a troll, but yeah, law schools don't care. All they care about is gpa and lsat and everything else to a lessor extent. With a 4.0 170+ you can be a lawl school baller.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby dowu » Tue May 22, 2012 1:32 pm

bruss wrote:
Artinka wrote:Haha, I haven't been called a troll before :-)

But thanks for answering my question.

Yes, we do need to take stats for psychology but I took just stats 2 which is basically nothing -- does not even require calculus (the harder ones are stat 20/21), and the other classes which look like "science" are not science really... e.g., I took Bio for humanities majors etc. But then I guess that counts, right? That was in fact my question -- if taking just these easier variants of courses is not an issue.

btw I am a female ;-)


I still think you are a troll, but yeah, law schools don't care. All they care about is gpa and lsat and everything else to a lessor extent. With a 4.0 170+ you can be a lawl school baller.



Bruss, you are way too damn cynical. Not everyone lies about shit, you know.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby Birdnals » Tue May 22, 2012 1:41 pm

I was a Political Science/ English double major and didn't take a single math or science class in my 4 years. I was able to use my HS credit course for one, my high math ACT for another, or was able to take a test to test out of things like language and stat requirements. Some of these exceptions only the counselor will know.

It is very easy for many majors (even psych) to get out of “required” classes.



OP: nobody looks at what classes you took, they just look at GPA and maybe degree.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby 20130312 » Tue May 22, 2012 1:41 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:Bruss, you are way too damn cynical. Not everyone lies about shit, you know.


I do. But not on anonymous Internet forums. That's no fun.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 1:46 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
bruss wrote:
Artinka wrote:Haha, I haven't been called a troll before :-)

But thanks for answering my question.

Yes, we do need to take stats for psychology but I took just stats 2 which is basically nothing -- does not even require calculus (the harder ones are stat 20/21), and the other classes which look like "science" are not science really... e.g., I took Bio for humanities majors etc. But then I guess that counts, right? That was in fact my question -- if taking just these easier variants of courses is not an issue.

btw I am a female ;-)


I still think you are a troll, but yeah, law schools don't care. All they care about is gpa and lsat and everything else to a lessor extent. With a 4.0 170+ you can be a lawl school baller.



Bruss, you are way too damn cynical. Not everyone lies about shit, you know.


When did I ever say everyone lies about stuff? And when have I falsely accused someone of lying on this forum?

The ad hominem is disgusting, but was put into good use; great noise.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 1:59 pm

Birdnals wrote:I was a Political Science/ English double major and didn't take a single math or science class in my 4 years. I was able to use my HS credit course for one, my high math ACT for another, or was able to take a test to test out of things like language and stat requirements. Some of these exceptions only the counselor will know.

It is very easy for many majors (even psych) to get out of “required” classes.



OP: nobody looks at what classes you took, they just look at GPA and maybe degree.


Sorry birdnals but I gotta ask. What rank is your school and is it private?

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby dowu » Tue May 22, 2012 2:00 pm

bruss wrote:When did I ever say everyone lies about stuff? And when have I falsely accused someone if lying on this forum?


I certainly didnt say that you said everyone lies about stuff, nor did I say that you ever falsely accused someone of lying on this forum. Further, I said that not everyone lies. If your take away from that was that I believe that you think everyone lies, then I don't know what to tell you. I do believe, however, that the OP is not a troll. I've seen a lot of posts by trolls and this one was not really suspect in any conspicuous way to make that assertion.

bruss wrote:The ad hominem is disgusting, but was put into good use; great noise.


Ad hominem this, bruss: YOU'RE A FUCKING MORON and no one likes you, regardless of your valid contention that DH lied.


The OP was posting about easy classes she was thinking about taking, and that she might lack difficult courses ITE. Your critical analysis was completely unnecessary, whether she's a troll or not.

Also, who the fuck sent you as the search party to see if she needed math or science? The OP could have been doing a BA in psych, which would only require a lower level math and science classes that are "not hard". These things combined, plus a lot of your other posts, indicate that you're a fucking cynic.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby Birdnals » Tue May 22, 2012 2:04 pm

bruss wrote:Sorry birdnals but I gotta ask. What rank is your school and is it private?


Flagship state degree mill

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 2:06 pm

Birdnals wrote:
bruss wrote:Sorry birdnals but I gotta ask. What rank is your school and is it private?


Flagship state degree mill


Hahahahahah fucking nice. I literally spit my drink out

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby dowu » Tue May 22, 2012 2:08 pm

Unacceptable.

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Re: what exactly are (too) easy courses?

Postby bruss » Tue May 22, 2012 2:22 pm

nmop_apisdn wrote:
bruss wrote:When did I ever say everyone lies about stuff? And when have I falsely accused someone if lying on this forum?


I certainly didnt say that you said everyone lies about stuff, nor did I say that you ever falsely accused someone of lying on this forum. Further, I said that not everyone lies. If your take away from that was that I believe that you think everyone lies, then I don't know what to tell you. I do believe, however, that the OP is not a troll. I've seen a lot of posts by trolls and this one was not really suspect in any conspicuous way to make that assertion.

bruss wrote:The ad hominem is disgusting, but was put into good use; great noise.


Ad hominem this, bruss: YOU'RE A FUCKING MORON and no one likes you, regardless of your valid contention that DH lied.


The OP was posting about easy classes she was thinking about taking, and that she might lack difficult courses ITE. Your critical analysis was completely unnecessary, whether she's a troll or not.

Also, who the fuck sent you as the search party to see if she needed math or science? The OP could have been doing a BA in psych, which would only require a lower level math and science classes that are "not hard". These things combined, plus a lot of your other posts, indicate that you're a fucking cynic.



ahahahahah wow. Ok when someone posts about being a liberal arts major and then the next sentence is that they haven't and most likely will not take a math or science class make me suspicious.

And bro this isn't the lounge man. No need for the name calling Lolz




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