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Subject: ~ Desperatly trying to get more credits for College Books~ Help!!!
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 2:11 AM ET
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Hey ya'll. So, I recently became a single mom, and took the plunge, and am going back to school. I have a bunch of books picked out to use in my College classes, but have no credits left.

 

So Please Please take a look at my bookshelf and see if there is anything you may want. Any little bit helps!

 

Thanks so much!

 

Sarah

Subject: And.....
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 2:12 AM ET
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Apparently need to work on my spelling...lol. Sorry bout that ;)

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 2:38 AM ET
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just pm'd you

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 11:15 AM ET
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Sending a PM.

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 11:22 AM ET
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Hi Sarah,

I just ordered 4 books from your shelf. Good luck with school!!  :)

Heather

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 11:49 AM ET
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Sarah

I am sending you two credits,  Pay them forward when you can.  

Good luck with school.

Carol

I can empathize with you - I have one still in college and one just graduated!  :-)

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 12:30 PM ET
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Can you give us a list of books that you need for your college classes?  We may be able to help you.  Vicky

Subject: The responses have been AMAZING!!! This means so much to me!
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 5:57 PM ET
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Thanks so much guys!

 

I am looking for forensic and Criminal Justice books. I have 12 hrs of college credits already. Long story short, I dropped out of high school when I was younger due to many family issues and overall just a bad life setting. So, I had my son, and decided right away that I owed it to him and myself to get my high school diploma. I graduated with honors, and decided that I wanted to keep going. I was on the Deans list all through college, and then my financing fell through before my next semester because there was a fraud alert on my ex husbands account stemming from him being robbed in Vegas in 2001. And...since he was my cosigner, I couldn't go back.

Well, now that I am a single mom, the grants are flowing in and I have the funds available for another year of college! I am in the process of re-enrolling in Colorado Tech. online. I am so excited as I feel that I have been in a "rut" of sorts for the last few years, and now I am getting the chance to make my dreams come true. I am going to get my Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice, and hope to pursue a career in working with Juveniles.

So, I am generally looking for anything Criminal Justice, or even Juveniles. I just ordered two books for forensics. I am also needing a book or two on Psychology, preferably with Juveniles. If anyone may have any ideas at all please please let me know! Its just a lot cheaper to find books then pay the total tuition fees for them. And, my professors are very understanding as far as funds and books available.

 

Thanks so much everyone!

 

Sarah

Date Posted: 10/20/2010 6:42 PM ET
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Sarah,

My son is majoring in Software Engineering so his books aren't much help.

My daughter started out in teaching, switched to psychology and then to veterinary technology (LOL) and I still have a couple of her books.

I'll list them here:

     Life-Span Human Development                ISBN 0534553508

     Study Guide for  Myers Exploring Psychology       ISBM 0716786729 (softcover)

I also have:

     Fundamentals of Physics 7th Edition                     ISBN 0471429597

     Life The Science of Biology                                  ISBN 0716798565

If any of these are of any use to you, please let me know.

Carol

 

Subject: Carol
Date Posted: 10/20/2010 9:45 PM ET
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I could def. use the first two psychology books. Do you have them on your shelf?

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 8:48 AM ET
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Sarah

I'll post one  (life span) on my bookshelf for you to order and send both to you.

Carol

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 9:00 AM ET
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I just buddied you four credits.......thank me by doing well in school and making all of us PBS users proud of you.  I wish you the best of all things (no matter how hard you have to fight to stay on track to get them!!) for you and your son.

Now go study and get off your computer!!!! LOL

 

~Tammie

Date Posted: 10/21/2010 10:37 PM ET
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Carol...Thanks again!

Tammie.....Thank you so very much! That is truly a blessing. Words cannot express how grateful I am to you all!

 

Lots of Love

Sarah

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 10:05 AM ET
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I'm pm'ing you. Good luck with school and God bless you and your son.

Shirley

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 5:08 PM ET
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Sara,

I too was a single mom who went back to school for my master's degree when my son was in elementary school so I understand where you are right now.  Keep your chin up and keep smiling and everything will work out great.  I've buddied you a few credits to help you find some books.  Hug your son and make us single mom's proud.

:)

Linda

Subject: Sara
Date Posted: 10/22/2010 5:26 PM ET
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Congrats on returning to school!  I commend  you and wish you all the best!  I have 2 Masters and know it is tough but  a great experience,  Am ordering a book from your shelf and also giving you an extra credit to put toward your school books....

 

Debbie

Date Posted: 10/22/2010 9:19 PM ET
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You go Sarah!

I ordered some books from you too. :)

I also have a Psychology (Nairne, 4th ed) book on my shelf if you want it.

Date Posted: 10/23/2010 3:49 AM ET
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Wow. The response has been so overwhelming.

 

I am touched by the great hearts of people on PBS. You all are great!

 

Thanks so much everyone!

 

Date Posted: 10/23/2010 3:02 PM ET
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P.S. Make sure you check out your university's support services.

They might be able to hook you up with free babysitting during classes, free tutoring, scholarships specifically for use at the bookstore... Programs vary by university. And keep asking around in different departments. Different sections of the university (Academic Support, ResLife, etc) never talk to each other and have no idea what the other offices are offering.

-Says the former RA.