(Closed) Opinions..

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

It’s personal preference.  I tried to do the adult school thing but it didn’t work with my career schedule, so I did the GED.  I think if I had the time to do adult day school I would have done it that way.  Every person learns differently.

What does he want to do?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second marlew’s comment.  It really depends on how much time he has or is willing to spend on school.  Sometimes work schedules just don’t mesh with the school’s schedules.

My advice would be to support any desicion he makes.  Getting a GED or high school diploma is going to take lots of patience!

Post # 6
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1129 posts
Bumble bee

I speak from experience because I dropped out of high school and got my GED at 18.  When I graduated from college, I was awarded my degree but in the mail with the certificate, I was also awarded a High School Diploma.  I remember calling my mom and being way more excited about the diploma than my degree.  Strange huh?

I think it matters more whether or not he has any aspirations of going to college.  Once you have a higher education degree, it no longer matters what you did before that.  So what is his career/life plan at this point?

Post # 7
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455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I think he should go to class!  The GED is not a roll in the park (is that the phrase?) for people who haven’t been learning for a long time.  It’s crazy how much you forget. I mean, if he knows how to get the area of a hypotenuse off the bat then just take the test – I, on the other hand, had to look up how to spell hypotenuse. :p

Post # 8
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

There are prep books you can buy to study for the tests..I honestly studied for 4 full months every evening, worked through the prep book, did all the quizzes in there before I wrote the test.  It had been 5 years since I had been in school full time when I wrote the test, and probably 6-7 years since I could actually concentrate in a class.

He needs to commit to the school, and if he feels he can’t do that then maybe the test route is the way to go.

Post # 9
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1129 posts
Bumble bee

Second post in 5 minutes from @sahsabahs that made me laugh out loud!  Between this and the bachelor party comments, I’m happy to have you around here on the boards already!

(I would have been more lazy and not have used the word at all – “if he remembers math formulas easily…”)

Also?  Walk in the park + roll in the hay = usually equals marriage and babies! 😉

Post # 11
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

having family or people you consider family help doesn’t help! it’s stupid, but people lose patience easier, etc. 

seriously though – he should consider either taking a GED prep course (so there’s a class and it helps him refresh for the actual test) or get a tutor to help him study.  Otherwise you’re going to be stuck at square one until he gets nipped in the butt.

 

Post # 12
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455 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I like to think I invented a new phrase for those of us bees who are adventurous and want to try a roll in the park.

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