• Education

    Panic in the Math Room

    Yesterday my math instructor emailed me to remind me that done assignments in which I needed to score at least 80% on were due by midnight tonight. I couldn’t remember seeing anything about a due date this weekend, and of course I panicked.

    But the good thing is I fixed most of my wrong answers on the review, plus got the first homework assignment completed of 3 that are due next weekend.

    I have Spanish homework to finish this afternoon, and then I’m planning on knocking out the next math assignment. Tomorrow I’ll work on the A&P II homework.

  • Education

    I Killed It!

    Winter session is over and I fucking killed it.

    I took two classes that are normally taught over 15 weeks, crammed them into 5 weeks, and came out with an A and a B.

    The thing that was going to make our break my Poli-sci grade was the video assignment we had to do. It was worth 150 points, and we had to get 15 minutes of interview time with a person or people with questions that tied into a podcast we had to watch.

    I came up with 4 or 5 questions, which were heavily judged by people on Rav as being all wrong and interviewed two friends. We recorded the videos, I edited them into a longer video with my thoughts and ideas, and I had about 20 minutes total play time.

    You guys, he gave me 145/150 on it! I was not expecting to do anywhere near that will and it gave me a solid B in the class!

  • Education

    Winter Session is Just About Done

    I’m done with my Nutrition class, and even if I only get a 75 including the extra credit on the final, I’ll still get an A in the class. So that’s awesome. I’m super happy about that, and it was a great class.

    I made this for my instructor as well and she loved it.

    Poli-sci…. I wish I could be so confident but I’m most likely getting a C. I’ve got an 80.49% right now, the last week’s work still has to be done, and unless I do really well on both the final and the video assignment, there’s not even a chance of getting a B. But a C is passing so I mean if that’s what it comes down to, I’ll take it.

    Planning on knocking out a few of the assignments tonight so I have less to do last minute.

    I also went to the bookstore today and got my books for spring, which starts on Monday, my parking permit has been ordered, and my paperwork from disabled student services is ready to distribute to my instructors.

    I’m tired. I walked all over campus to get things done and while yay! It’s all done, my legs are sore from all the extra hills.

  • Education

    Halfway There

    The Winter session is halfway over. I did my Nutrition midterm last night, and will do my Intro to American Government midterm tonight.

    Before the midterm, I had a 103% in Nutrition, and though everything isn’t graded yet for Poli-Sci, I have about an 85%. Unless something changes dramatically, I’m expecting my grades to hold steady all the way through the rest of the session.

    I still haven’t received anything from the Department of Rehab, but hoping the checks come in soon because the session is nearly over. I also need to put in for the Spring semester as well, since that will follow the Winter session pretty closely.

    I still have no idea what is or was going on with my regular counselor, or if I should submit my requests to her or to the new counselor who is taking care of my Winter requests. I’ll have to email her and ask who I need to direct things to.

  • Education

    A Fucking Rockstar. Yup. That’s Me.

    All my final grades for the Fall 2019 semester have been posted and I did better than I thought I would across the board.

    A&P I – C

    Women in US History – A

    Beginning Algebra – A

    Elementary Spanish I – B

    I’ve added a page to the menu where you can follow my classes and my progress towards my degree. Obviously it won’t get updated often, but you can see my grades as they are finalized.

    In Winter I’m taking two of my general education requirements, and in spring I will be taking more math, A&P II, and the next Spanish class.

  • Education

    I Got A Fucking A in Math!

    Not only did I pass the math over failed 5 times previously, I got a motherfucking A! I kicked math’s ass!

    I need to brush up on factoring before I take Intermediate Algebra in spring, but as someone who had historically had so much anxiety around math, this is so big.

    I am over the moon proud of myself!

  • Education

    Fin

    Es el fin del semestre y no creo que aprenda mucho en la clase de Profesora. Ella no es buena y la clase es fácil y difícil. ¡No hay tarea pequeña en esta clase!

    El examen final es una sorpresa. El profesora habla sobre un video chat pero no sobre un examen escrito.

    Basically, the instructor dropped two bombs on us today. One is that she’d changing the whole grading weighting, and two, we have a written final that was not mentioned at all during the semester.

    I took the final this evening and it marked so many questions wrong that should not have been wrong. Anything with an accent? Wrong. Because of that, I got a D instead of what could have been a B. I emailed her and I hope she reviews then and adjusts our grades.

  • Education,  General

    Almost Done

    This is the final week of the fall semester. I will have at least a B in my math class, and I think a B in Spanish but I honestly don’t know. Math final is Wednesday and Spanish final is a video interview on Thursday evening.

    A&P 1 I am 99% sure I failed. And honestly I’m less upset about that then I will be if he somehow passes me because I feel like there’s so much I didn’t learn that I should have.

    Part of this is I think because I had 17 units this semester, and 3 of them were in a half term class that was accelerated. I feel like I just took on too much and when the half term class was finished, I just didn’t have anymore fucks to give.

    I’m taking Intro to American Government, and Nutrition over winter. Spring I’m planning on A&P 1 again, Intermediate Algebra, and Spanish 102. Not going to bite off more than I can clearly chew again. It’ll take a bit longer but I would rather take my time to learn the material and do well.

    Tied into the no more fucks I think is a little (probably) seasonal depression. We got more snow on Saturday but by Sunday most of it was gone. The neighboring community that’s up in the foothills is still blanketed in white. I drove through Lake Elizabeth on my way into Lancaster tonight and there was very little visible ground.

    Tomorrow I need to finish the extra credit for my math class that’s due before the final, and I want to go into town and look for new jeans because my last pair is falling apart. I also have donations to drop off both to thrift and to a food pantry. The extra credit is really just a review of the work we’ve been doing all semester and most of it I still remember how to do… Lol.

    There’s stuff around the house I need to get done too. Nothing difficult, just things like breaking down cardboard boxes and getting some papers filled out to go in the mail this week.

    I think I would rather sleep for a week but that’s not something I can do.

    In happier news, my mom and I ordered 2 heated cat beds. The reviews boasted many times over that cats who hate each other would cuddle in these beds. I didn’t believe it. But one of them arrived this evening and we set it up and an hour later, Millie, the hater if all things kitten, was in the bed, cuddled up with Tot… Lol.

    I guess those beds are magical after all.