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Old 01-19-2011, 06:33 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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... I am a Bible-believing Christian that believes that the structure of the earth was formed by God and by the flood and not some crazy tectonic plates..or whatever
This reminds me of when I was in Catholic grammar school & the nuns were teaching the creation of the earth in 2nd or 3rd grade. I actually asked if that's how God made the earth, where did the dinosaurs & cavemen come from. I was serious because I wanted to know & understand when God made them. She was neither happy nor amused, it got ugly. You don't tick off a Polish nun.
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Old 01-19-2011, 06:40 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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thanks! I struggled tremendously with that assignment. I am only taking it because I have Have you ever heard of a learning disability called Dyscalculia (also acalculia) (http://www.as.wvu.edu/~scidis/dyscalcula.html - broken link). I cannot take math classes and was told to take geology instead. (by the disability dept. of CPCC). I e-mailed the instructor and told him...we'll see how it goes.

(and, no, I did not tell him that I disagreed with the whole theory...)
When I was in school I was told it was Math Anxiety. To this day I still can't comprehend algebra. I never passed chemistry only because of the calculations. I honestly think it's the one thing that kept me from nursing.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Moon Over Palmettos
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Hello my forum friends. I just received word that my father passed away yesterday. Have to fly out West now to be with family and help Mom get his/their affairs in order. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers if you could. Thank you.
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:18 AM
 
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I am going to be a paralegal. Geology is just a class for the degree portion. I am definitely NOT science or math oriented, so, this is going to be far worse than my other two legal classes that I have besides.

I think that Immigration Law and Civil Injuries (tort law) will be much more interesting and less laborious...besides, I am a Bible-believing Christian that believes that the structure of the earth was formed by God and by the flood and not some crazy tectonic plates..or whatever...(one of the first paragraphs of the book kind of put me off). But, I will suck it up and try to figure it out...
Why wouldn't you believe that God set the Earth in motion to have tectonic plates? I'm constantly confused by the thought that God and science can't coexist.

I have a degree in coastal geology, so if you need any help let me know!
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:20 AM
 
Location: Mooresville, NC
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Hello my forum friends. I just received word that my father passed away yesterday. Have to fly out West now to be with family and help Mom get his/their affairs in order. Please keep him in your thoughts and prayers if you could. Thank you.
So sorry for your loss Bibit. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family at this time of sadness. God Bless!
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Bibit, I am so sorry for your loss.
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Old 01-19-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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well, an update on the Geology debacle. (and, thanks coastal for your offer of help!) I have contact the disability office and the teacher and also my faculty advisor for the paralegal program. (The latter also happens to be an attorney). I am scheduling a conference for all involved next Wednesday. The geology teacher is doubtful that I can complete the course, a frank opinion that I am grateful for. Because that is the basis of my whole angst. Why would the disability dept. recommend that I take a class that I am clearly unable to complete? Grrrrrr. anyway, I am treating this like the professional that I am. Not working out is not an option. I have come too far.

Rosie, they told me in school that I was just not "math oriented". It kept me from having a degree for all this time. When I was just out of high school, a college in Iowa was willing to let me go there for my degree in the Spanish language, but, I was not able to go. All other schools wanted me to take math/science classes which I knew I could not complete. So, although I have taken a zillion college courses, there is no actual degree. We'll see what CPCC says now....
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:14 PM
 
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Chicago, I'd be willing to tutor you. Why was the teacher doubtful that you'd be able to complete the course? At the community college level of basic geology there will be zero math involved. Send me a message if you want to talk about tutoring.
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Old 01-19-2011, 07:51 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC
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Chicago, I'd be willing to tutor you. Why was the teacher doubtful that you'd be able to complete the course? At the community college level of basic geology there will be zero math involved. Send me a message if you want to talk about tutoring.
Well, there is a LOT of math already in the first few assignments. (and maps. I don't do maps...it is all part of the disability which is actually a problem with vision processing)

I will hold onto your offer until after I have had my meeting at CPCC...we'll see what they say....
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Old 01-19-2011, 08:55 PM
 
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The map part would be hard, but maybe we could figure out a way for you to visualize it differently. What math is there already? Really I just want to take the class vicariously through you. There's nothing I love more than geology!!
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