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    First of all you are not an idiot DE. Plus I know that you have a lot of people around you who would be willing to help you. Me included. I haven't done OTEN but I did 4 years at uni on campus and 4 years off campus through correspondence.

    Like the others have said the TAFE/OTEN teachers treat you like an adult and guide you through any issues you have. Correspondence usually means that there is lots of reading but it also means that you can do it at a time of the day that suits you.

    More importantly you need to have faith in yourself. I know that you can do anything you put your mind to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    No no, im not smart enough to jump into that!!! I just had a look and almost had a panic attack.
    TAFE runs one too...I'm not sure of the name of it but it's designed to get you in to uni when you haven't done your HSC.

    Honestly, walking in to uni it's like I'm having an out of body experience. I can't believe I'm there and I'm enjoying it and I'm understanding it!!! It is scary, it is, but so is just about everything that is new. I'm way out of my comfort zone but nothing ever changes if you stay in your comfort zone forever.

    I'm not trying to push you in to doing OF either, just maybe more trying to talk you out of doing your HSC because there are other options that you'll probably find more exciting and will therefore do better at.
    Oh and they do help you...you're not left out on your own to fend for yourself. They encourage you to ask questions, they want you to do well and they help you.
    My recommendation though, whatever you do...do it on site...uni/TAFE/whatever...it's so much easier to be motivated and it's so much easier to understand when you have someone there explaining it to you.
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    Sorry one of them would of been me, I'm thinking about doing it

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    Thanks everyone thank u zeph, i know u would help anytime i asked xox

    I cant do it on site, boo is still home for another 3 yrs, daycare is out of the question with his special needs, and money being so tight. my family cant help and i dont know when i will have my licence. So if im gonna do something, its gotta be correspondence.

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    I really dont know what i want to do, but i want to do soething so i figured this would be a good starting point (i dont know if any of you fully get the extent of my inability to learn well *red face*)

    The things that interest me, theres just no way i could do. (involves hardcore biology, maths eeeek, advanced english) such a shame, but... Yeah.

    Maybe health and fitness... Except im still fat so i couldnt handle the judgement lol.

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    Honestly.... Yr 12 is way harder than Uni from what I remember! I recall never leaving my room for 12 months. I think you should look at open foundation instead Hun!

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    I started open foundation at Newcastle uni last year, withdrew when we moved states.

    Im going back this year.

    Lecturers hold your hand through the whole year, it's 10 hours a fortnight. 2 courses, it's honestly not hard at all. It's designed so anyone can do it & get into a degree at Newcastle uni.
    Yay! Does that mean you are almost back?

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    Hsc through OTEN might be a really good option for you if you can't do the open foundation through distance (have also heard great things about open foundation at CC campus. Lots of my class mates had done it). Bur one reason might be a good option is that you can study such a broad range of subjects that it might give you more of an idea of what you migh like to go on to.
    I found my first semester of Uni pretty overwhelming. I had no idea how to reference properly, no idea how to research properly, no help in a class of 500. Scary :/ that was psychology though.z teaching was a much nicer experience!

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    DE go and talk to a Careers counsellor at TAFE (if they have them, uni does) and talk to them about what you want to do and the best way for you to get there.
    You are far from an idiot though. One of the lecturers said last week, and this is a quote 'Uni is 99% perspiration and 1% brains.'

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    i got myself into an absolute state last night about it all.

    because i put pressure on myself to pick stuff that would lead to a job or something, and my reality is, i wont be able to work 'most jobs' because of my boys extra needs.

    so im just gonna do something that interests me, i think id feel pretty proud of myself to go and get my HSC, no one in my family has one (parents, siblings) and i can pick some pretty sweet electives that i'd enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiamondEyes View Post
    i got myself into an absolute state last night about it all.

    because i put pressure on myself to pick stuff that would lead to a job or something, and my reality is, i wont be able to work 'most jobs' because of my boys extra needs.

    so im just gonna do something that interests me, i think id feel pretty proud of myself to go and get my HSC, no one in my family has one (parents, siblings) and i can pick some pretty sweet electives that i'd enjoy!
    Sounds perfect then

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