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    (Original post by Camford)
    Nah, that advice comes to late. I'm already half blind.
    Is that from too much work on the computer? or the other thing?
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    probably a bit of both
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    (Original post by Willa)
    probably a bit of both
    In what proportion? Does he use the copmuter to do the other thing? Is there a dependence? Or are the two acts totally independant? ahhh the questions!
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    (Original post by Willa)
    probably a bit of both
    Due to heavy gaming with old games.
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    What's degrading? (Apart from the dodgy pictures camford's been looking at on his pc :rolleyes:) We don't have that term in the better place
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    it's when you leave and come back next year
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    What? I am don't have any stir fry left for lunch? How could this happen? How!?
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    (Original post by Bezza)
    What's degrading? (Apart from the dodgy pictures camford's been looking at on his pc :rolleyes:) We don't have that term in the better place
    What have I done now?!
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    I think we only had one person drop out from our college last year (correct me if I'm wrong, Vicki), but a few people degraded, mainly if not entirely for reasons beyond their control. The drop-out rate is pretty low here, but it does happen.
    I seem to be in a permanent state of considering dropping-out because I'm not good enough. But now that we're halfway through I think I should just stick with it. Besides, they're FINALLY let me do the Tudors and I love it!!!

    Let me just think about 2nd years at Sidney... Ok, an MMLer left completely (wrong course and place), a NatSci and Medic degraded (beyond control, didn't want to fail), another NatSci degraded and intended to come back but didn't (both situations beyond control). Actually, I heard that you're only allowed to degrade for one year, but is this always the case? There's an historian in the 3rd year who had a couple of years out. [I thought we'd lost 6 people in our first year but can't think of anyone else...]

    We also had an Arc&Anth drop out last term (wrong course).

    What's the situation with your year, Priya? I hope you're all happy!
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    I'm not sure whether they make allowances for people who are unable to come back for medical reasons? (ie the NatSci you mentioned) I mean, as far as I understood it the historian had two years out because he got bored with Cambridge; so if they'd let him bugger off and come back again I can't imagine why anyone else would be prevented from doing so, especially for more important reasons? (I've nothing against said historian, but it's basically true!!)

    edit: arch&anth? Was that in our year? - Henry?
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    (Original post by fishpaste)
    do many people drop out of your colleges? there seems to be alot of people dropping out (and more threatning to) of my year for various reasons. they're the ones I like too.

    *managed to upset somebody today, completely accidentally, feeling like an ass*
    Really? That's not good. I'm not sure if we had any one degrade last year, though there were two who left and went to different universities. A few people changed subject, but this is apparently quite normal. There were a few scary weeks around this time last year when I was ill and thought I might have to degrade, and I really didn't want to, couldn't bear the thought. Fortunately I got better in time for me to make a reasonable attempt at continuing to work and made it through, but it was touch and go for a while.
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    (Original post by visesh)
    Is that from too much work on the computer? or the other thing?
    no, his eyes are just crap withouit glasses.
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    (Original post by naelse)
    awww don't worry katie. At least you read them. have you tried asking harriet?
    My supervisor has replied, she's actually been quite nice and not made me feel too thick for needing to ask for help. I don't like social anthropology (well I like bits, just not as much as the archaeology or bio anth) and I espeically don't like economic anthropology. :mad:
    It's such a silly subject, all essays have the same format and everything has the same conclusion. Someone said this, someone else said something different (but actually the same) here are some examples proving and disproving everything, conclusion, it's all a social construct therefore different everywhere, sort of. (So why have theories?!) Maybe I'm just not arty enough for it :confused: I like ethnographies but the rest seems daft.
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    dont worry about asking for help, i for one am also going to be seeking some major help at the start of term....i'm thinking i'm probably just gonna tell my DoS that i really really really can't do discrete maths and is there any way extra supervisions can be organised for me which really start again at a basic level!?
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    (Original post by Willa)
    dont worry about asking for help, i for one am also going to be seeking some major help at the start of term....i'm thinking i'm probably just gonna tell my DoS that i really really really can't do discrete maths and is there any way extra supervisions can be organised for me which really start again at a basic level!?
    If it's any consolation I still can't do discrete maths. I can now understand what things mean, especially with regard to set theory (which comes up again and again in compsci's later courses) but I still can't do it!

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    (Original post by Ticki)

    What's the situation with your year, Priya? I hope you're all happy!
    i think so! although i guess we'll have to wait till the weekend to see if anyone has uppeed-sticks and gone. as far as i know nobody was majorly depressed with their course or anything, i think


    fishpaste- thats quite worrying that so many are dropping out!! must be something in the water....
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    (Original post by MadNatSci)
    As far as I understood it the historian had two years out because he got bored with Cambridge.

    edit: arch&anth? Was that in our year? - Henry?
    I think that's what he likes to make out, but our ex-Princeps told us it was a health issue. Not too sure though. I assume the degrading decision depends on circumstances.

    Yes it was Henry. The 'mysterious one' has left to go to London and do a design course. Rachael's moved into Sussex House. Not sure what's going to happen to Neon Love, hope they stay together! It was also rumoured that Harry's left, but this could be a confusion as I think he was seen right up till the end of term. Henry decided to leave in 6th week.
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    (Original post by Ticki)
    I think that's what he likes to make out, but our ex-Princeps told us it was a health issue. Not too sure though. I assume the degrading decision depends on circumstances.
    Aww, OK. I'll be more tolerant then!

    Yes it was Henry. The 'mysterious one' has left to go to London and do a design course. Rachael's moved into Sussex House. Not sure what's going to happen to Neon Love, hope they stay together! It was also rumoured that Harry's left, but this could be a confusion as I think he was seen right up till the end of term. Henry decided to leave in 6th week.
    Would you believe I'd no idea what course he was on?! Hence my slight confusion
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    (Original post by Alaric)
    If it's any consolation I still can't do discrete maths. I can now understand what things mean, especially with regard to set theory (which comes up again and again in compsci's later courses) but I still can't do it!

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    Set Theory is mind boggling. If there's anything I don't like about Maths, sets is one of them for sure.
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    (Original post by Camford)
    Set Theory is mind boggling. If there's anything I don't like about Maths, sets is one of them for sure.
    ooooooh I remember, showing if a set is finite, countably infinite or uncountably infinite. That was fun.

    :aetsch: Glad it's you who has to remember how to do them and not me (though that's not that tough).
 
 
 
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