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Re: I pwn!I'll be 20 next time I take this test. I wish I could have started a year or two ago but my highschool education was complicated and inefficient. Safe schools were too expensive and affordable schools were too dangerous. (shootings, drug problems, etc.) And at the time I wasn't too interested in school anways. I kind of always figured I'd go into construction but that didn't work out in the end. It wasn't untill one day I woke up and I was 18 and I thought "dang! I'd better take a course in something and move out of my parents house!" I looked through some courses and their prerequisites but thats when I realized how little I knew and how important education was. At the time, I could not have solved the equation 4x  3 = 5 without guessing. Anyways, I picked up a saxon book and started working through it. I completed algebra 1 and 2 in maybe 6 months or so.. (Can't remember exactly) algebra 2 would have been enough to get into college with but a funny thing happened. I found I liked math! A lot! So I decided to finish the saxon math series. I got the saxon trig book and then the calculus book, and here I am finished them all and ready for college! A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #27 20060719 11:45:28
Re: I pwn!Great Job! Maybe the helicopter, maybe it's made of chocolate. #29 20060719 18:04:57
Re: I pwn!I didn't actually type the inappropriate wording, I just typed math, plus you wouldn't know what it was anyway because it was something a kid said in my high school that he made up. igloo myrtilles fourmis #30 20060721 06:59:02#31 20060724 16:52:49
Re: I pwn!Teachers are not always right, since they are humans, too. X'(yXβ)=0 #32 20060725 07:52:23
Re: I pwn!what do you mean, George, Y? Recreational time or study time? A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #34 20060728 13:44:31
Re: I pwn!this is true! I do study other things but I was mostly intent on getting my maths in shape for college, since I felt I'd need that most. I have tried to study otherthings but I find it easiest to excell in math. Mostly I supppose because I can do the practice problems. Other subjects aren't so easy to learn without a teacher. :( A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #35 20060728 16:03:17
Re: I pwn!So what happened with the second test? El que pega primero pega dos veces. #36 20060731 12:38:49
Re: I pwn!I still think it's not a good idea to study math hour after houryou may get a dizzy head. Anyway, you just do what is important, in case math matter that much to your career. X'(yXβ)=0 #37 20060731 13:11:40
Re: I pwn!Crazy stuff, ricky. I'm loath to bring it up. The n00bs missinformed me and told me the computer would continue me where I left off, it didn't. It started me way back at the begining. :( A logarithm is just a misspelled algorithm. #38 20060731 17:20:20
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You are far too optimistic. El que pega primero pega dos veces. #39 20060731 21:06:06
Re: I pwn!Placement tests like the one you described don't sound like the best tool really. As you said, the test didn't really even probe your true talents, and you say you didn't even get to calculuslevel questions? From the posts I have seen by you, you sure do know calculus and deserve to move on to a higher level, but from the sound of this test, it's like they'll just throw you in calculus I if they can't stump you on enough of the problems. But I'm certain that you deserve a higher placement than that. Perhaps you should consult the math department and ask to take some sort of challenge test? A test that would evaluate your knowledge of more advanced concepts (primarily calculus I & II) and could determine placement in a much more appropriate way for an individual as motivated and talented as you. By the way, it sounds like you are finally done with the placement test; did they assign you to a math course yet? 