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final week

okay so I'm studying tonight, which is annoying... tomorrow is my final for this class I took this semester. it's been a pretty easy semester, just taking the one class, but I still didn't do all that great in it, I'm thinking maybe that six hours is a good way for me to raise my grades because with six hours you just adjust to studying every freaking night, and with just one class, you can sort of forget about it for a week or two then get back into it and there's all these waves.

anyway the professor drops your final if it's lower than your test grades, so he was supposed to tell us what our final grade was and how close we were to the next one and all that but DIDN'T. All I know is that I have a B, and from what I have my average is probably a 78 or so, but I don't know where the cutoffs are for an A or B (he said the A cutoff would definitely be less than 90... closer to 85ish). So I could skip the final tomorrow, keep my B and call it good, but the more I thought about it this week, the more I just felt like taking it. Because underneath it all, no matter how dumb it is, I am still the good girl overachiever who shows up for a final even when the professor says "A lot of you won't want to take this, if you're happy with your grade, and that's fine." I guess I also have this hope (however distant) that he'll just feel sorry for me and give me an A to be nice. That's a very distant hope though... engineering professors aren't usually nice at all, they're socially distant and frustrated by classes of students who immediately turn to the soduku puzzel in the newspaper when they hear sentences like, "This won't be on the homework but I think you'll find it interesting..."

okay so yeah, it won't kill me, one more test tomorrow, if anything I'm just curious to see what's on it. then I get a summer off! sweet!


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May. 12th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
he'll just feel sorry for me and give me an A to be nice

I laughed at this :) Good luck on your exam.
May. 12th, 2006 12:44 am (UTC)
The prof *is* being nice. He's being incredibly nice by offering you the option to not even have to take the final exam! More than that I wouldn't count on.
May. 12th, 2006 08:18 am (UTC)
I never understood people who stopped paying attention in class. If you're not going to pay attention don't bother showing up. Then again I also dislike crossword puzzles and I really hate sudoku.

Of course, since I cared about my classes, sat in the front, and tried to pay attention as best I could I almost always had total assholes for professors. Also, because of various issues I had problems with falling asleep in class or even being able to wake up to make it to class at all.

I've always felt that giving a shit should be a pretty important part of classes. Not just whether you're good at memorizing facts (although that's a bit of sour grapes since I have trouble memorizing, but I tend to excel at lab work and analysis).
May. 13th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
I am really proud of you for getting your butt to class and taking the final. You now have closure - officially. Besides, when you took the test didn't you have a sense of satisfaction of knowing a bunch of stuff - and didn't you find it enlightening to find out the stuff you really didn't know so that you could force your perfectionist self to go back and review it for some unknown event in the future???
It's all about the learning and knowing just in case somewhere sometime that ounce of knowledge can plop out of you brain - may not impress anyone, but if you don't know it someone might notice and think you a not so hot and wonder how you got where you are today.
Spacefem's school teacher MOM who is counting the days until the end of another school year.
May. 13th, 2006 01:33 am (UTC)
Re: Commitment
typo - your not you
big oops. drinking wine
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