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Hammertime
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Yup





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brewhan davey
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


Definitely. I was Mass Comm in undergrad, and the teachers were, generally, very willing to help you succeed.

I can't imagine a learning environment like that of the College of Engineering at LSU, based off what all my friends have told me.






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RickySauwce
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You teach yourself everything, you also get stupid crap on every single test you take that you have not seen. You must be able figure it out if you wanna pass. It's set up for you to fail and not pass that's the whole point of it, not to learn I hate it but I want that degree.





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FootballNostradamus
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The way I passed Thermo, and lots of engineering classes for that matter, was assuming a fvck ton of shite on every single question. If it didn't explicitly state something I'd make an assumption (be sure to begin every question with a list of my assumptions) and then workout the problem.

Obviously you make the assumptions that simplify the problem as much as possible. I had quite a few times where I had no clue how to do a problem, made X amount of assumptions, solved that problem 100% correct and got the majority of the points possible for that question. Thermo and Fluids were two I loved doing this for.

O and I think also Themor professors love the Carrnot Cycle, we always had something on that.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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Its pretty miserable.

The teaching is poor to put it politely.






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Hammertime
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Sucks for me because I actually want to learn and understand everything completely, not just regurgitate it on a test.

I am pretty interested in the material, but the work load doesn't allow me time to sit back and understand the big picture. Just cranking out numbers. Combine that with learning absolutely nothing in class and I am basically wasting my time and money. Getting a degree is worthless if I have no idea what I am talking about when I graduate

Have had 2 friends go through engineering at UNO, and they both enjoyed it






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RickySauwce
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


Is Lsu the only place with absolute shite engineering program





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TheDrunkenTigah
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


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If it didn't explicitly state something I'd make an assumption (be sure to begin every question with a list of my assumptions) and then workout the problem.



My teachers would laugh, mark the problem a zero, and probably wrote a note calling me a dumb arse if I tried to pull this.

That's if the test isn't graded by a TA looking for a certain numerical answer and writing zero if it's not there.






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TheDrunkenTigah
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Is Lsu the only place with absolute shite engineering program


My buddies who went to MS State tell me all their teachers had passed the PE and the environment was the opposite of LSU's.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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I have a cousin in ME at ULL. he's had a great experience.

LSU is geared toward getting you into grad school/research and not getting you into work.






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jimbeam
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i feel like that is LSU engineering across the board





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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


It's not shite. Your degree carries plenty of weight if you get it because it says LSU on the top.

Those professors get paid to do other things than teach you and grade you're papers though.






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DownshiftAndFloorIt
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It is from what I can tell except for PETE





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TheDrunkenTigah
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LSU is geared toward getting you into grad school/research and not getting you into work.


Our department does a great job of getting us exposed to companies, but as far as learning what we need to be successful at a job they fail miserably.

It's a cliche but nearly every ChE professor at LSU is only there because they have the social skills of a fricking grizzly. Hell, most of them can't even get along with each other. Saddest part is they chase away people who would make great engineers and graduate human calculators that bomb in a real world setting.






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Hammertime
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I have heard the same about a bunch of other schools. LSU is the only consistently bad one. Switch is an easy choice for me, and I wish I would've done it earlier.

A lot of other schools have more labs associated with core classes and more important classes






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GREENHEAD22
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I have worked with 5 different LSU students, I will agree that yal do suck in real world environments.





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Hammertime
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I have had tons of real world experience working many different jobs dealing with hundreds of people. I can see what you mean though





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GREENHEAD22
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Same here, prob why they came off to me that way.





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DakotaFred
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re: Thermo final grade....Advice is needed


Get above the average on the final and you will get a B. Get at or a little below and you'll be borderline B/C

Think I took it with downshift and the 9% test. Got a little above average on each test and got a B. Had friends in your position end with B's as well.






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Hammertime
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I have worked with a few LSU engineers at a PETE R&D company before. It was ridiculous how much they didn't know and how limited their capabilities were. They were 100% worker bees and didn't ever need to leave the office.





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