Sun, Feb. 19th, 2017, 08:45 am
Nicolay Shinkin: Plant Your Mandarin Tree

Open the Door to Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina is the Mandarin Chinese textbook for beginners.

It gives a basic concept of the Mandarin Chinese and represents a completely new approach to the Chinese language teaching and learning.

The textbook includes the practice drills on the Chinese numbers study, break down the Chinese characters table, the list of the basic words and a lot of exercises for learning new vocabulary.

Mandarin Chinese Textbook for Beginners
Open the Door to Chinese Book 1 by Polina Shinkina and

Thu, Dec. 15th, 2016, 07:38 am

Decomposition of the Chinese character qù go
tǔ earth
shí ten
yī one
gǔn line
yī one
sī private   


More information and guidelines on decomposition you can find in each Chinese textbook by Polina Shinkina on
and in the The Chinese Character Decomposition Guidance


Sun, Apr. 28th, 2013, 07:40 pm
tezuka_zooooone: BOOKS FOR SALE!! Econ, Hum, Physics, Math, Comp Sci


I have a few books I want to get rid of before I graduate at the end of this year, so hopefully they will come to be helpful to you as they were for me.
I can take pictures if people want to see them. I can also do Campus meetup if you don't want me to ship it to you. I'm open to offers also. : D

Principles of Digital Design   -  Daniel D. Gajski
Used for CSE 140/L  with Alex Orailglu (spell check on the name).
This was a used book, but it's a hardcover edition. $65

Elementary Differential Equations   9th ed.   - William E. Boyce | Richard C. DiPrima
Used for MATH 20D Brand new book, had it for about 2 years and never used it. The envelope for the online resources access is still sealed. $65
Looks a little rough because of all the moving around it's been through.

Physics for Scientists and Engineers II ( and Solutions Manual) - UCSD custom edition  -- Richard Wolfson | Jay M. Pasachoff
Used for physics 2b   $20 for both

Strategy 2nd ed.  -- Joel Watson
Used for ECON 109 (Game Theory) $80
Cover is kind of shelf worn, but inside is excellent.

Principles of Economics 4th edition -- UCSD custom edition -- Ben Bernanke | Robert H. Frank - $50
Used for ECON 1, 3.

The Brief English Handbook  -- UCSD custom edition -- Edward A. Dornan | Charles D. Dawe
Used for HUM 2  (Revelle College) - $45

Mon, Jun. 6th, 2011, 04:02 pm
anarfkchy: REVELLE Commencement ceremony

Hi all

It has come that time to finally graduate from UCSD. TO all of those in the same boat, here's a question for you-
What color is the commencement slip for Revelle college? I am an ERC graduate, and I need to switch commencement days, and was told it is as easy as changing slips.

Anyone have any info on this? ERC's is a lime green, I saw lilac, teal, etc.

Mon, May. 16th, 2011, 12:13 pm
gunslnger: overheard on the shuttle

On the Campus Loop shuttle about 20 minutes ago:

A girl was already on the bus, in the row behind me. A guy got on and sat next to her. From the ensuing conversation, it's obvious that they knew each other.

She commented that he had been avoidant lately. He just said that he was sorry. She asked if it was something with her. He said no. She asked if he was ok. Yes, he's fine. Then they talked about Sun God for a couple minutes. Then she asked again what was up, as he hadn't even said hi to her at work the other day. He just said sorry again. So she asked the direct question, what was going on, what's the problem. There was a long pause, like around 7-8 seconds. Then he started some spiel about her saying that there was some other friend that she liked hanging around more and that he felt something something...

That's where I got off the shuttle, but it was pretty obvious where the story was going. It sounded like a classic case of the guy being a douchebag and the girl not seeing it. Out in the real world, she just would never have seen him again, since he obviously had already gotten what he wanted and moved on. Why do women not see this pattern?

Thu, May. 12th, 2011, 12:53 pm

 Hi! I applied to UCSD as a computer science major and I was offered a position on the waitlist (I'm a transfer). Before I accept my waitlist off, I wanted to find out more about UCSD (I really disliked waiting the first time around, I'm sure I'll hate it the second time around!) What is CS like at UCSD? How easy is it to get involved in undergraduate research? How easy is the coursework? Most importantly, CS majors at UCSD, are you enjoying your time there, and if you had to make the decision to attend UCSD for CS again, would you? 

Sun, May. 8th, 2011, 11:25 am
the_real_girlie: Don't Say I Didn't Warn Ya...

Effective May 31st June 2nd the following fees will be:

Transcript: $15
Verification: $10
Rush fee for transcripts and verifications: $20
Replacement diploma: $75

You don't have to pay for your initial diploma (or I should say it's included in all the tuition you paid), but if you ever lost it and need a new one, it's gonna be $75 a pop.

There's also a cheaper way to get your verification. Go to This website is a service provided by the National Student Clearinghouse ( Some of you may have heard of this company. It's basically a company contracted by UCSD to verify your enrollment status to your lenders. A lot of universities and lenders use this service and it is legit.

Ok, back to It's $2.50 per verification, but it can verify only your enrollment for only the past 18 months. It will also verify whether you are full time or part time. So, if you need something to show your enrollment beyond the previous 18 months, or the registration fees you paid (fees that are associated with enrolling; we can't verify what you spent at the Sunshine store...), or your GPA, or the number of units you completed, or your expected term of graduation, or your major, then you need the verification from UCSD.

Here are the website with the details...

The blurb about will be added to the verification FAQ page... some time... soon-ish...

EDIT: I should say that other third party requestors, not just lenders, like prospective employers can also verify your enrollment through NSC. Basically, your enrollment at UCSD is public info (we will NEVER give them the classes you took and your grades, just your enrollment status). So, people who know your info (full name, DOB, SSN), such as a prospective employer or your parents, can verify your enrollment through NSC if they're willing to pay the fees for it. Don't think you can take a quarter off without your parents finding out!

EDIT 2: Date changed to June 2nd to conincide with new TritonLink publish date. Yes, TritonLink is getting a new look.

Mon, Apr. 11th, 2011, 07:02 pm
chemicalpilate: Rady MGMT 4 vs 5

Hi ladies and gentlemen. I'm trying to decide which entry-level accounting class to take, 4 or 5. Have you taken one or both of these? Can you comment on the differences between the two, and the groups of students that select one over the other?

Thank you in advance!

Thu, Mar. 17th, 2011, 09:37 am
the_real_girlie: For those who do not yet know...

UCSD students are doing something to help Japan!

The International Center also set up a page with a lot of resource and info:

You can also, of course, text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate $10, which will show up on your next cell phone bill. Be prepared to receive 4 messages from Red Cross; 1 to confirm your donation, 1 to thank you, 1 to let you know you can text them to not receive any additional texts from Redcross, 1 to let you know that you have successfully unsubscribed from thier list. (Seriously, I just want to donate $10...)

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