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  1. I took Statistics 3 times. The first time I took it was at GW but it was during my spiraling decline of any inclination to go to class so I dropped out of it halfway and got an F. Then I tried taking it online at my community college but within the first week, I was ripping my hair out…but I had to take it for a core credit. A year later, I signed up for it again and I had to basically self-teach because it was an online course. Needlessly to say, I barely passed with a C-.

    As far as textbooks for classes such as statistics, let alone the insanity of the price of textbooks as a principal, they are horrendous. Professors need to do a better job of selecting textbooks for classes such as statistics but I wonder if they have a lot of variety to make a good choice in the matter.

  2. 6 DEGREES

    I love you for “calling her a Tina Fey lookalike is an insult to Tina Fey.”

    Among other things, of course.

  3. I am thoroughly enjoying reading your blog. I am also in Denver; I moved here from Milwaukee, WI in May after receiving an MA in Creative Writing and an MLIS in library science.

    I am planning, someday, in applying to DU for the PhD.

    … hmm …

    Reading now: Lots of student papers and Joan Didion, The Book of Common Prayer.

  4. GOTHAMGIRL

    *What is it about the class other then the book that bugs ya?

    *I go to a commuinity college so baring that in mind the teachers try to choose books that help people on a budget and help people who may not have read a text book in ten years (or the students who are high as a kite half the time).

    *I think the mind set isn’t nessesarily that she has a skirt and there for would make a good leader. I think some are hoping that for four years she won’t be so bad and then Hillary will run again and win.

    If Palin was saying things that would help women’s rights I would get it. Like clinics for women who are prostitutes. Most prostitutes don’t become prostitutes because one day they thought to them selves “I can make some money by fucking.” Almost all have a history of problems with home and many (I won’t say most because I don’t have the statistics) are “recruited” by a pimp who offers them the affection they aren’t getting. I’m not saying it’s a complete exscuse for women who do this, but is it really justice that a prostitute whose caught by the police is sent to jail longer then the guy who hired her? Sometimes the guy only has to pay a fine depending on where he’s arrested.

    *The fact that nutty republicans, like the ones who say homosexualls are responicible for 9/11, still hate him to me is a sighn that he’s not all bad. They think he’s too libral.

    *You will be able to terminate your service with them with out a hitch right?

    *Okay, what “self-rightious-self-publishing-jerk-wad” started this today?

    *What Shakespeare didn’t invent he imortalised forever. I’m certain that as great as he was not all of his creations were orginal but I’m certain that had he not put them in plays they would be forgotten. If you can’t like his written works this one fact you can’t deny.

  5. @Princess: C- is actually the minimum I need for the class, and anything beyond that is gravy, so far as I’m concerned.

    @6 degrees: I love me for other things, too, of course! Heh.

    @Alma: does Obama frolic? I’ve never seen that, but I wouldn’t doubt it. He seems like a genuinely happy dude.

    @Sarah: thanks. Glad you’re enjoying it. Congrats on those degrees, and believe me, I know from student papers!

    @Gotham: Probably the math bothers me. I wish my course did that. And but for four years, it’ll be McCain, whom PUMA idiots seem to forget about. I used to like McCain, but now I don’t see any sign that he hasn’t gone all bad. And yes, I pretty much will be able to simply pull everything from Lulu without regard for much in the way of consequences, and it was nobody today; by lately, I mean the past month or so. I’ll be writing some post or other about my experience with self-publishing, which was positive in my experience with readers and publishing but overwhelmingly negative in terms of my experience with that particular community in general. And yah, Shakespeare was rad. I was just trying to make the point that a lot of people seem to tend to forget that he wrote a lot of action/romance/bloody murder/etc.

  6. Nice post. I find your comment on the disposition of self-publishing authors dead-on, sometimes. Sometimes irritatingly feels like infinite times though.

    I do think that general perspective will take an inverse trend as self-publishing continues to gain footing in the book publishing world – I am admittedly defending the intentions of my own blog, which offers self-publshing advice to for publishing and published authors.

    I’ve actually consulted with many who have had less than positive experiences with Lulu and changed direction completely.

    You’re right though there is some notable exception though – a refreshing contribution to this growing community. I’m all for growing that demographic. The link below includes part of a cool case study on that if anyone is interested.

    I’m assuming you count yourself among those comprising the notable exception? What direction are you taking with your work after Lulu?

    http://selfpublishingadvice.wordpress.com/2008/09/19/excellence-in-self-publishingand-beyond/

  7. @Karl: yes, I know your site and like it a lot, in fact. As for how I count myself, I generally try not to, and I’ll bet there are as many who would say that I’m a similarly self-righteous amateur as there are those who would say I’m an exception.

    As for direction: forward. Which might sound glib, but I’m concentrating less on my collection than I plan to keep my eyes on the ball that is my novel, The Prodigal Hour. I’m sure I’ll do something with the collection, but figuring out what is low on the priority list.

  8. GOTHAMGIRL

    Will, you did not separate your subjects in your reply. It confuseded me. (the extra ed is for emphasis) If you want to save on space use the star thingy, *, in between sentences.

    It would be four years of McCain and he wouldn’t be drastic enough in changes to fix everything that’s gone wrong.

    The whole “I love Shakespeare Campaign” started during the romantic period by people like Edgar Allan Poe if I’m not mistaken. In his own right Edgar Allan Poe was a great writer and a blunt, if not rude, editor. He liked Shakespeare and I think that sys something.

    I thought PUMA was a sneaker company. :p

  9. DANIEL BERRETT

    Found your blog while doing a Google search for other Regis MBAs.

    I wholeheartedly agree that the Statistics textbook is a sham. And just wait, it gets worse. If your digital book is anything like mine, it will stop working entirely in about six months.

    Fortunately, I am halfway through the program now and all the books have been physical copies since the first class.

    Anyways, just nice to see someone blogging intelligently about their experiences at Regis. Take care!

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