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  •  My dad claimed me on his taxes too (2+ / 0-)
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    so I couldn't get anything but work at the school by sympathetic counselors.

    It wasn't until I dropped out and had an apartment and working full time that he was pretty much forced to drop me. Then I went ran to the financial aid office. Pell grants were a life-saver.

    I had to change majors too. I was a physics major and crazy as it sounds, had to change it to psychology. It was easier to handle.

    timendi causa est nescire

    by vassmer on Sat Feb 24, 2007 at 06:35:33 PM PST

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    •  Not crazy at all (2+ / 0-)
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      I was a physics major and crazy as it sounds, had to change it to psychology. It was easier to handle.

      Jibes with my experience, too. It's not necessarily that the hard sciences are more difficult, theoretically. But they are a hell of a lot more work. This barrier is, I suspect, why we see so little real diversity in the hard sciences.

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