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Concordia Classes - Boosting my GPA

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Concordia Classes - Boosting my GPA

I'm looking for some advice from Concordia students.

In December (Fall semester exams) a family emergncy came up and I had to defer 3 out 4 exams. Thus, in April, I wrote 7 exams. It was beyond difficult. I aced some classes, but absolutely bombed a couple. Now I NEED to bring up my GPA.

Any suggestions on easy, but intersting, classes to help boost my GPA?

Thanks!
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Take Bird Courses

Reevaluate if university is for you.

Take less classes

Get a tutor

Study More. Work Less.
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zoltorg wrote:
Aug 5th, 2009 10:37 pm
Take Bird Courses

Reevaluate if university is for you.

Take less classes

Get a tutor

Study More. Work Less.
I'm sure I want to be in university.
I'll be taking the minimum classes allowed.
I had a tutor during exam period which really helped with a couple of exams. Where I had no tutor, not so well.
I do intend to work less. One day a week.

What are 'bird' classes?
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AHSC 230 Interpersonal Communication and Relations
AHSC 241 Recreation and Leisure in Contemporary Society
AHSC 256 Interviewing
AHSC 310 Tourism in Canada
ANTH 202 Introduction to Culture
ANTH 231 Culture and Commerce
BIOL 203 Fundamental Nutrition
CHEM 208 Chemistry in Our Lives
CHEM 209 Discovering Biotechnology
EDUC 230 Introduction to Philosophy of Education
EXCI 204 Food and Sport
EXCI 251 Fundamentals of Health and Physical Activity
GEOG 210 Geography of Global Change
GEOG 272 Natural Environment: Air & Water
GEOG 274 Natural Environment: Land & Life
GEOL 206 Earthquakes, Drifting Continents and Volcanoes
GEOL 208 The Earth, Moon and the Planets
PHIL 201 Problems of Philosophy
PHIL 234 Business Ethics
PHIL 235 Biomedical Ethics
POLI 204 Introduction to Canadian Politics
POLI 212 Politics and Economy
SOCI 203 Introduction to Society
SOCI 342* Sociology of Occupations
THEZ 298A Philosophical Foundations of Theology
URBN 210 Urban Issues
WSDB 290 Introduction to Women's Studies I
Languages** You may also consider taking language classes in Arabic,
Chinese, French, Greek, Irish, Russian and more
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It would help if you told us what program you're in.
Easy classes are made even easier if you already know or actually like the material.
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mtl514 wrote:
Aug 6th, 2009 1:06 am
PHIL 235 Biomedical Ethics
This class is ridiculously easy. A or A+ with about 10 hours of effort for the whole semester (+exam).

There are 9 chapters, 2 papers and a final (2 essays). Each paper covers a chapter of your choice, and then the final exam covers 2 more (also your choice, but not ones you've written papers on). That's right, there are five chapters that you can completely ignore. You also don't *really* need to buy the book. If you parrot what Ornstein says in the videos/notes you'll be just fine. If you want the book though let me know and we can meet up in Sept.
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Dec 21, 2011
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Hi

can someone please tell me how to defer the exam? this fall samester a day b4 my exams i got realy sick and i was unable to go i wanted to defer the exam but i dint know how to. Also is last minute defering possible?
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ask your friends which courses they think were easy and take those. but make sure you get the right professors tho.
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This is my specialty. If you can write well then these classes are a breeze.

Biomedical Ethics*
Intro to Roman History - history/classics
Alexander the Great - history/classics

**Take bio with someone else who you know can write. Then for each essay, do a different topic and on the final, take each others previous essays and memorize them. I got a 98% in this class. Regurgitate the points in the video lectures

Also, I highly suggest Intro to computer usage and document design. The quiz's are kind of tough but with 2 friends w/ laptops you'll be fine (they search pdf and google). The final is an insult to universities everywhere.
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Apr 4, 2012
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@Ghost...,
I wanted to know if FFAR398B was really worth it. I heard the course is really interesting but the essays are horribly long.
thx
Btw I suggest FINA 200 which is an online elective class on personal financial goals. Pretty easy, interesting and usefull.
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