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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 02:37 PM
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Final grades in today! Woo!


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motely36 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 02:48 PM
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1. I rec'd cause there is no 'like' button
congrats

:thumbsup:
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:04 PM
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2. Where's the math?
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:09 PM
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3. Math? What is this math you speak of?
The closest thing that English majors have to do in terms of college math is Linguistics, which is like math with words. *shudder*

I'll have to take a basic "Intro to Concepts of Mathematics" class eventually as a GEC, but that's it.

Did YOU take Poetry and Literature?
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Dr. Strange Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:12 PM
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4. I took a Sci Fi Literature course and a Shakespeare course.
No poetry though. :)
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:17 PM
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5. Shakespeare and Sci-Fi....sounds like fun :)
I'm going to try and test out of having to take Math 121--WVU offers credit by exam for classes like that. Since it's mostly logic problems, history of mathematics, and basic algorithms, I should be able to manage a passing grade with some studying beforehand.

:)
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:20 PM
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6. My dear Lyric!
Hey, kid!

I just knew you were going to do this well!

MAJOR CONGRATS!


:party: :toast: :toast: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :toast: :toast: :party:

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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:26 PM
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7. You took 13 credits in nothing and got an A. Congrats!
Edited on Tue May-12-09 03:26 PM by Renew Deal
:evilgrin:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:29 PM
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8. Another Math freak I see.
There ought to be a forum just for you people--something like the Gungeon, but for freakazoids who think that anything other than Math/Science is "nothing."

:P

:rofl:
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Renew Deal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 03:33 PM
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9. Hey, show respect!
I have an Associates in Liberal Arts! :D
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Bertha Venation Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 04:19 PM
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10. Congratulations, Lyric!
:bounce:
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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 04:24 PM
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11. Only ONE A+?!
:dunce: :dunce: :dunce:

:P
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 04:28 PM
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12. Only one class had extra-credit opportunities.
:D
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 04:29 PM
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13. Sweet!
Congrats! :toast: :bounce:
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 04:47 PM
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14. Cool
I never got all A's. The closest I came was when I got 2 A+, 2 A, and 1 A- (the minus makes it not count as all A's).


Congratulations! :)
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 06:08 PM
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15. Boy, your standards are high!
:rofl:

I totally count A-'s as A's.

:D
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Dramarama Donating Member (544 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 06:14 PM
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16. I count B+'s as
A's that weren't given a chance
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 06:20 PM
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17. Well, the GPA wasn't 4.0 which is why I don't count it as all A's
Yeah, I usually do have high standards. My first semester in college, I got a C+ in physics which was a little devastating, lol.
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 06:27 PM
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18. I feel you there.
Edited on Tue May-12-09 06:28 PM by Lyric
My first semester, I got two A's, a C, and an *F*. Series.

At the time, I protested loudly that my teacher (a brand-new, smack-out-of-grad-school guy with no teaching experience) was shitty. He didn't explain things properly for an intro-level class (Philosophy) and assumed that all of the stuff HE took for granted that "everybody knows," *we* would also somehow know. He gave us an archaic, indecipherable textbook, no study guides, no review sessions, nothing.

Out of a class of 103 students, only two people passed--both Senior Philosophy majors who were only taking the class for throwaway credit before graduating. The teacher got schooled by his department for his heinous job with our class, but they took no action on behalf of his students. I thank god every day that my college has a D/F repeat policy. I'll be repeating that course next semester, which will wipe out that F from my GPA, if not from my transcript. Since then, I've had four straight semesters of perfect, 4.0 grades. Four President's list certificates, six awards won, and three publications. If that's not pretty good evidence that the problem was with HIM and not with ME, then I don't know what else would be.

The one "C" was a bullshit grade, too; it was for a Sociology 101 class. I got perfect scores on all four exams, and perfect grades on all homework and quizzes. However, I missed two days over the "three absence" limit (due to bad weather--we were iced in at home) and that knocked my ENTIRE grade down by two letters. I protested, and was told "it's just policy--sorry." Bullshit policy, if you ask me. Since then I've fucking hitchhiked through blizzards to get to class, believe me. *sigh*
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blue_onyx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 06:54 PM
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19. It's surprising that the teacher didn't just curve the grades
Having only 2 people pass looks bad for the teacher. I would think that he would figure out that he needed to change his teacher/testing style or adjust the grades at the end of the semester. I had an macro. economics teacher who was very tough. Only 2 people passed the first test. I think the highest score was a 71% and I had the second highest at 65%...the rest were under 50%. But he allowed people to drop one test score or the three quizzes (which equaled a test). He was a tough teacher but he made adjustments to make sure people understood the material and to help people pass.

I was actually happy I had him as a teacher because it helped me later in a business economics class. A friend and I both had this same teacher for marco. economics and we did very well in the business economics class. Many others in the business economics class, however, struggled. Too bad your professor wasn't good enough to actually work with the students to help them succeed. It's good you can take the class over but that probably means you have to pay for the class a second time, right?


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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 07:46 PM
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20. He was really, REALLY new.
That's all I can figure. I've heard in the two years since then that he's drastically changed--a readable text, more explanation, etc. I think he didn't realize how bad the problem was because there were only two exams--no other grades, no homework, nothing. Just those two exams. I guess he didn't get just how BAD he was until everybody totally bombed the final. You'd think that the first one would have clued him in. I've never gotten a bad grade in my life, but I got a "D" on that midterm--I was crying over IM with Oeditpus Rex when it happened. It was so damned frustrating! He just refused to believe that he was expecting WAY too much residual, underlying knowledge of his subject for a 100-level class full of freshmen.

Anyway, this time around I'm taking it with the best, most experienced professor in the department--she's the CHAIR of the Philosophy department, actually. I don't anticipate any problems. :)
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RiffRandell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-12-09 10:32 PM
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21. Congratulations!
I got my final grade for my College Algebra class today and got an A. I only take one class per semester right now as I have a 3 year old at home and my husband travels quite a bit. I thought I was totally getting a B, so I was really happy. Not to mention I went back to school last fall after a 10 year hiatus. I could kick my ass since back then my parents were paying for it---but then again, I knew everything. :eyes:
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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 12:09 AM
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22. Your situation sounds a lot like mine.
In 2007, I started college ten years late as well. :) Like you, I have a kid, although mine is nearly nine and more than old enough to be in school during the daytime hours. That makes going to classes a LOT easier.

:hi:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 12:37 AM
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23. I haven't gotten my grades yet, but I can already tell you that yours are better than mine
this semester. :P
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jdp349 Donating Member (372 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 12:45 AM
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24. I wish NYU gave us the A+
Congrats on the grades, way to finish out strong! Seems like you really earned your summer!

I have one more exam tomorrow in my really easy History of Ancient Israel Course.

So far it looks like it's going to shape up like

American Civil Liberties: A
Financial Economics: A-
Democratization/Comparative Politics: A
History of Ancient Israel: ... likely an A, I'd really have to fuck up this final
CNN Internship: P

Next semester will be more fun, I get to start working on my Producing Minor

Entertainment and Media Marketing
Producing for Television
Politics of South East Asia
Labor Economics
Econometrics

Likely gonna get another internship on top of it, hopefully at HBO or ABC since they actually pay their interns. NBC is giving me a modest stipend this summer, but I'd really like someone to start giving me a little cash

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Alexander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 01:01 AM
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25. Lucky you. Mine aren't due until the 18th.
And if I know ASU, that means I'll get them at 11:59 pm on the 18th.

Oh well. I'm pretty certain mine are good.
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Jimbo S Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 01:29 AM
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26. Very impressive!
:thumbsup:
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elleng Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-13-09 02:17 AM
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27. Hey Lyric,
according to my daughter, she'll be on Dean's List! Don't know WHICH dean, tho!! Looks like you will, too! Congrats! Glad you did well in Theater Tour Travel!!! to DC!
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