Originally Posted by gnarlydorkette
I am so proud of myself for becoming a junior in my second year of college
. Completing my college education earlier than "usual" is my highest aim even before I entered high school!
With this acquistion, I wonder if this dimishes my "reputation" for other people? I have debated this with my husband about certain people's sharp judgments which leads them to jump the gun to assume that an art major like me must be so stupid that one cannot pursue a better major like English Literature. Thus "art majors" are for folks who cannot handle the college. A short-cut to a degree, if you will.
It is hard for me to make my own grounds when people just scoff at the fact I am an art major and hear those "Ooo, you are a junior in your second year? It is easy to just draw sticks and turn it in for an A" when it doesn't make any fawking difference about WHAT majors you are in...
I think the fact that you are in a college and you are completing your degree is good enough. It shows that you have the will and power to success in an academic instituion. For a deaf person, it is more important to have a degree to show that you DO have some brains. A PH.D Deaf is equilvalent to a A.A. degree for a eharing person... it is HARD for deaf people to certify their educational intelligence especially in the hearing world.
And I am not making it any easier for myself, majoring in Art-- "one of your hobbies".
Any experiences, tips, advices are welcome. I would LOVE to hear other people's difficulties with obtaining a college degree because of others' condemners or obstacles established by social norms (you are a deaf student et cetera)
I am hoping to finish the degree in three semesters... [biting her nails] Anybody have that goal as well? To graduate early is a heavy goal especially in colleges because there are SO many loose ties you have to mend before you could even GRADUATE. (Even if I finish all requirements included my major and upper-divison electives for my degree, I still need 17 more units to pass the minimum units to graduate... SO lame)
Awesome. Just awesome. Screw them. Just keep it goin'!
I had my own obstacles in university of 'medicine' as well. Some of these narrow-minded hearies thought that deaf people are dumb but my grades & debates proved them wrong again and again. I got the report a week ago and I am on top ten list in university based on score and grade. During final exams week I found out that I don't have to take four of five final exams because of my grades while these narrow-minded people had to take the final exams. When I found out, I walked out of the class while gave these hearies a fat thumbup gesture with a wink.
On first day I got into the classes at that university where I enrolled at... few teachers-professors made an announcement and praised about me that deafie can do what hearies can do (speaking of being a doctor). These comments are quite inspirational. I worked so hard to prove them that they are right. Even though I am still struggling with my english but my researching and debating skill is nearly flawless (well that's what they said). That's one of obstacles in my path.
There are few more than that but I am not liberty to share my downtimes/obstacles with the public... Gnarly, I can share mine with you thru IM if you still want to know.
: It is old but here's my advice: Study hard. Work hard. That's only way to prove them wrong or make them feel lousy/stupid about themselves. Let their stupidities pull themselves down.