Think-o's

Sep. 19th, 2017 03:19 pm
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I'd like to think that most of the time I am a fairly good writer. But sometimes I will write (type) things that don't agree with the thesis or argument I am proposing. They don't necessarily contradict my argument from the semantic side, but they make the sentences I use logically inconsistent. I don't know if these can be categorized as typos, because they seem to require some amount of thought, albeit foggy thought. Maybe they are somewhere betwixt a typo and a "think-o", while being more toward the "think-o" end of the spectrum.
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School begins August 28th. I'm taking three classes this semester: Networking Fundamentals, Foundations of Computer Science, and Logic. The first two are for my computer science major, Logic is for my philosophy major. Each class is worth 4 credit hours, which adds up to a full time semester load.

I've recently decided to double major in computer science and philosophy, instead of choosing one over the other. Computer science is more practical in terms of making a living, at least for me, given my current condition; philosophy is purely for my own interest. I plan to pursue further study in either philosophy or history in graduate school, or possibly pursue a second Bachelor's degree in history at my current school.

I should finish my computer science major requirements by the end of spring 2018, and philosophy will take at least three more 3/4-time or full-time semesters. It may take longer because certain philosophy courses are only offered during certain semesters. So if, say, I finish all but one class by the end of a fall semester, and the remaining class I need is not offered in the spring, I will have to wait until the next summer or fall semester to take it.

Something that continues to bother me is when people ask me when I will finish my degree, and expect me to have a definite answer. I'm not like most college students. I have certain issues that make it harder for me to finish school in a statistically normal amount of time. I don't always know when and to what extent these issues will impair my ability to think rationally and manage my time effectively. It's hard to explain this to people on the spot, because it is usually not appropriate for the situation; and even if it were appropriate, I wouldn't be vocally competent enough to explain it, due to anxiety. So I tend to either fall apart, or I will just say something to satisfy the question, even if it is not entirely true. Knowing that my response--whatever it may be--will contribute to the person's overall impression of me, I worry that I might come across as an "idiot who has no direction in life."

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