Monday, January 28, 2008

I'll Buy Your Time for a Quarter

So very many things to write about and no time to put them into words.

June Cleaver has definitely taken the reigns now that school has started. If I'm not in class, I'm working. If I'm not studying, I'm cleaning. If I'm not cleaning, I'm cooking. I feel very accomplished yet very drained by the end of the day. Hence the purchase of an espresso machine today. God help us all.

For now it's back to Psychology and correlations and finding standard deviations. This class should come with a warning, "ATTENTION MATH PHOBICS: DANGER!"


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Anonymous said...

Dear Josie:

The trick to eating an elephant is to eat it in small pieces. Don't let yourself get bogged down with the fear of math; just break it into small pieces and go from there.

Sports are usually a good place to study math. Averages come into play in football and baseball, and you can see how correlations and standard deviations would come into play.

If you really get stuck, let me know, and I may be able to offer some help.

Soldiers Angels, NYC

Anonymous said...

Uggghh, when math is not your forte, the studies can be so tedious. I feel your pain. What irritates me the most is the belief, and I believe fact, that men's brains absorb the logic of math much more easily than women's emotional based thought process. Always tried to disprove that myself by studying hard, but to no avail. Just can't seem to grasp higher level mathematics. However, I've had a wonderful nursing career~very little math needed!
Good luck with the studies!
Cathy B

Anonymous said...

Math Phobic=Me (Caryl). I was a social work major, the only math requirement was... statistics. Lovingly referred to as sadistics by my statistics professor, the class went very well because of the professor. I had dropped stats before due to the inadequacy of the teacher. Finding a math teacher that speaks to your way of learning is probably the most important lesson I learned in college (jr., undergrad and grad). It's also the toughest. I know you'll be ok, and agree with an earlier post of eating the elephant in small bits. Maybe with some spices & a good glass of wine!