50 Thoughts You, 'Not A Math Person,' Have During Stats Class

50 Thoughts You, 'Not A Math Person,' Have During Stats Class

I mean should I be paying attention? Yes. Am I? No.

I've never been a "math person" but when I signed up for Intro to Statistics everyone was like, "Oh no, you'll be fine! Stats isn't really math!"

Well let me tell you something, I am also not a "statistics person" either.

On the first day of class, I walked in and my professor told just that there are two types of statistics that we would be learning about this semester, descriptive and inferential. Immediately, I wanted out. Then, she started talking about the difference between a population versus a parameter and a sample versus a statistic and my brain opened up my skull, crawled out and went home.

But today my brain decided to come back and share some thoughts I have in my statistics class with the world.

1. Why did I show up?

2. Education is too expensive to not show up

3. This dude literally shows up an hour late every day

4. *Zones out*

5. What's even the point?

6. Should I be writing this while in class?

7. Probably not

8. OK, this kid falls asleep every day

9. Should someone wake him up?

10. Should I wake him up?

11. Yeah, I'm not going to wake him up

12. Does that make me an awful person?

13. No, I'm not awful. This kid sleeps during class every week

14. Maybe taking a nap is a good idea

15. No, it isn't

16. I'm so tired though

17. If I just remember how expensive college is again maybe I won't want to sleep anymore

18. Great, now I'm just stressed and tired

19. Why did I take this class?

20. Do I even need this class?

21. Ooo, it's almost time for our 10-minute break

22. I wonder if I can make it to Starbucks and back in 10 minutes

23. I probably can't

24. I doubt myself too much

25. The 10-minute break is over

26. I missed it

27. I have no coffee

28. Wonderful

29. What if I just went home

30. I wish I could

31. I mean I can't

32. But I can

33. Ya know?

34. Why did I take a class that doesn't get out until 6 p.m.

35. Oh yeah

36. Because I hate happiness

37. My friend just called me

38. I wonder if she knows I'm in class

39. She's such a goof

40. Yeah, Lexi, I'm talking about you

41. I think my professor is the most monotone person in the world

42. Besides myself

43. I don't think I'm actually monotone

44. Everyone tells me that I am though

45. I don't know man

46. I'm just trying to live my life

47. I just realized I skipped number

48. Too late now

49. I'm not fixing it now

50. I should start paying attention now

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Other than the fact that you're constantly seen in scrubs.

Nursing school is...an adventure. There is nothing quite as exciting or draining as going through the process of becoming a nurse. Some days you're helping to care for tiny babies, and then other days you're off doing wound care for pressure ulcers. Nursing school is like a box of chocolate, you never know what you're gonna get.

There are some key signs in people that show when they're in nursing school. I know my friends and I definitely have these characteristics (whether we want them or not).

1. Your body has no concept of time. Night shift, day shift, there's no time for sleeping. There's no time for anything but studying and work. What day is it? You don't know unless there's an exam.

2. You're addicted to coffee because of the lack of the whole time concept. You can drink coffee and fall asleep right after finishing the cup. Does coffee even work anymore? Does it matter? Oh well, still going to drink the entire pot.

3. Nothing phases you. Poop? Vomit? Yeah, no. I have cleaned up a friend's vomit without even questioning it.

4. You freak out about exams like no other. What do you know? What do you not know? What is pharmacology and why does it hate you? Why doesn't your brain understand neurology? How do you study 10 lectures in one week? WHAT WILL BE ON THE EXAM, JUST TELL US, PLEASE.

5. You can talk about anything during a meal without getting grossed out. Except your non-nursing friends do get really grossed out. You have to filter your conversations when you're at lunch with them. All your friends say things to you like:

6. Your friends never see you. You're either hiding in your room studying, going crazy in clinicals, or working your life away. "Hey, want to hang out?" "Yeah, I'm free next month...actually, next year is better for me."

7. You have two forms: study hyper-drive super-human and half dead maybe-human. "Ahhhhhhhh, gotta study, gotta study! *stays up until 5 am studying*" versus "How am I still living? *passes out facefirst into bed*."

8. You have a very odd habit of complimenting people's veins.

9. You use therapeutic communication during regular daily life. But you don't ask why. "How does that make you feel?"

10. You spend a lot of time during lectures wondering if anyone else is as confused as you. Somebody explain endocrinology to me? Hemodynamic stability? Anyone?

11. You constantly ask yourself why you chose the major you chose, but you know you care too much to change majors. There's no turning back for you.

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13 Thoughts Broadcast Journalism Majors Have When Piecing Together Their First News Story

Quiet on the set.


So you've decided that you want to be a Broadcast Journalist?

Many different thoughts go through you're while trying to first off figure out what story you want to pursue. After that, it's just a matter of getting everything that is needed for it and then putting it together.

For all clarity and purposes, I have already turned in my first news story, however as I was completing it, some (if not all) of these thoughts (or a variation of them) came across my mind at some point during the process.

1. Ok, so what are the important parts to my story?


And how do I convey those things to my viewers?

2. What b-roll should I get?

B-roll is supplemental or alternative footage intercut with the main shot.

3. Do I have all the interviews I need?


Who are the essential figures in this story?

4. What's my angle? How do I stick to it?

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Who do I need to interview for it?

5. What questions should I ask in my interview?


And more importantly, What type of questions will get me the answers I want?

6. What are the important facts?


Should they all be included?

7. Do my voice overs cover everything that my interviews don't?


What else is needed for this story?

8. Agh, my video is over the 1 minute and 30 seconds allowed time.


Do I reduce it or do I leave it as is? I guess it depends on how much its over.

9. How should I say my tageline at the end of the video?

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10. Should I include a standup? Where should it be?


What do I want to say?

11. Should I include a graphic?

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Is there something that can be said in a list form that the viewers need to see? Is it symptoms of a disease? Event details?

12. How do I make my interviews connect with my voice overs?


Does what I am saying make sense?

13. What does my script need to look like?


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