Saturday, March 3, 2012

About That "F"

It was noticed by the professor.  Apparently, he too knows the grade is a complete aberration for me.  Yesterday while studying for the upcoming exam (and trying to destress from a job that is a really bad fit):

"Ad2b, I think you should make time to see me before the next exam.  I have these times available. Please let me know which one you'd like."

Hm.  I AM the naughty child!!!  Nothing has changed :)  My desk is not outside the doorway but that same feeling of "oh god, I'm a " ...

So, I'm seeing him after class, before review session #1 (and attending that as well as the review session #2).

Study focus for today:

1)  Enzyme mechanics for serine proteases specifically, chymotrypsin
2)  Enzyme mechanics for other proteases studied, specifically: aspartic and ....
3)  Drawing of molecules and knowing their properties: sugars, nucleic acids
4)  Write different types of enzyme inhibition: competitive, non-competitive
5)  Draw the amino acids again along with their properties
6)  Understand how to estimate Michaelis-Menten curves and its inverse LB; not the math behind it but how to estimate the answer given data

If I can get through that today (easy??) then I can focus the remainder of the time on solidifying my knowledge before the exam next TH.

That "F" has forced me to hunker down, much like I did in ochem.

I just didn't want to "taste" that again and surely, HATE disappointing the professor.


Speculative Speculum said...

I hate being in the "dog house." At least he knows that you can do better. You will do better!

How'd the other students do on the take home?

A Doc 2 Be said...

The average was 88%... I got... 30% or so less.

Speculative Speculum said...

Ouch! Yeah, I would have been upset. Darn your job!

I have a feeling that you will do very well from here on out. I'm sending study dust your way! :)

A Doc 2 Be said...

I LOVE study dust :D. Ty!!!

Speculative Speculum said...

Study dust will make your studying pleasant and you will retain 100% of the material. ;)

You're welcome! :)