Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Statistically - No A 4 Me

Grades for the last biochem exam are posted.  I was barely above the average.  Overall, I'm sitting squarely at a B+.  There is no statistical means for me to get a flat "A" now.

So, from the week where my job overtook my life - no answers from the boss and the boss telling me I'm done in 3 weeks, 2 days before the major midterm - I've received my first "F" in three years, and my first C+ on an exam in 3 years as well.

I don't think it is a coincidence.  My brain was not on exam prep and honestly, I'm livid.  I have words that are best not uttered even under my breath for the ... I'm glad I will be gone soon.  I wish I could just get paid and be done and never look back.  It was so not worth it.

Humiliating.  The professor I think so much of, I just fubarred his exam.



B-Rate Prof said...

When you say statistically, it sounds like it is still possible to get an A. Most professors take into account improvement, so it probably is. If not, you definitely want that A- or B+.

A Doc 2 Be said...

Even if I got 100% on each of the 5 remaining pieces of work (1 take home assignment - 2 pts; 2 take home problem sets - 13 pts; 1 midterm - 88 points; 1 final - 100 pts)

I cannot get an A.

But I will continue to try and get 100% on the remaining work. I always do and won't stop now. Just a wee bit bummed. Inside, I'd hoped that I'd do well enough to have him ask me to TA his course. I can't with an A-... :(