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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
So That Happened...Again...
One of our first tests and we failed to answer all of the questions. This isn't the first time, sadly.
It happened last Fall semester too, much to our chagrin.
Last semester is was an entire backside of the question "booklet" (which resulted in a horrible grade). Needless to say it was an embarrassment, and we managed to bounce back and pull an 'A' out of the class...but...
This time it was about a quarter of a multi-faceted short essay question. The class was Media Law and Ethics, and the part we failed to answer was one that we had nailed answering in the review session the week before about utilitarianism. The suckie part about it is that the class only has three tests the whole semester. Aside from a paper coupled with a presentation, this is all there is to be graded on. *gulp*
We had prepared for the bad testing grade, having realized days later that there was a high chance that the question had not gotten answered completely. The guys at work got to hear about the worries, as we fretted about the grade. To which they responded: "Were you just sitting at your desk thinking about ethics?!"...supposed that's opposed to sitting there thinking about nothing, which is probably what they do all day.
The test was finally passed back this week (two full weeks after having taken it), and the grade...well...it could have been worse, but based on what the professor wrote...it could have been soooo much better.
As is, we got out of the test with a fairly high 'B' and a repeat on a lesson from last year...
ALWAYS CHECK ALL OF THE PAGES AND ALWAYS REREAD THE QUESTIONS....DUMMY.
You're never as smart as you think you are...ya know?
On the upside we've started to decrease the hours at work (but only by 3.5 hours a week so far) so there's more time to focus on the avalanche of assignments, tests and essays that has started to cause stress headaches and malaise. It seemed more prudent to deal with the lack of income and not have to pay to take a class over again. Additionally, having a nervous breakdown is not conducive to passing classes either, and if anything has been learned over the last several years, especially by journaling - it's easier to notice the signs, be honest and be proactive, than it is to pretend that everything is just fine and end up worse off for it. Guess that's one lesson we've actually learned...maybe?
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