11 April 2012

And the winner is...

Our professor was back in town so we met last night and finally got our midterms back.  Of course, when he starts out the evening by saying over half of us - out of a class of 16 - failed the miderm, that's...not encouraging.

I passed with a B and I'm working on being happy with that (*waves to legacy of performance orientation gifted by parents*).  What I found interesting were the attitudes of people who had admittedly never read the book and failed the midterm.  One girl was saying how she'd never failed anything and the Evil TCH Munchkin in my head wanted to say, "You're young yet.  Give it time." but I refrained.  Still, if you're not reading the book or trying to familiarize yourself with the material, how can you be surprised that you didn't do well?

The other thing that boggles my brain is how many people haven't even started their papers yet.  This is just anathema to me because I like to spend the last few weeks of a semester polishing up my prose, looking for any errors, etc.  I know I've got some breaks in that I don't have kids at home but, still, the majority of my weekends each semester include at least a three hour stint in the coffee shop working on homework.

So I have one more case study due that I'm going to try and complete this week, the HR paper to polish up and then finish running my data, and write my discussion and conclusion for the other paper.  Fingers crossed.

1 comment:

  1. I guess some professors assign books that they don't expect you to read... but probably not very many :)

    Good luck!

    Oh, and I would have hated you in school - I always waited until the last minute to write my papers. I would do all the research, have my note cards organized, maybe even have an outline in mind - but I was mentally unable to write until the last minute. That's my story & I'm sticking to it!