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.
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.
Today was my last regular exam in my math class. I did not take it. I had a hard time getting to sleep last night, finally dozed off after 2am. At 5am, Tejon was digging a hole into my back, and crying piteously, so I got up to let the boys outside.
Two hours later I managed to fall back asleep only to wake up at around 830am. I gave Moppie her meds, and sat down to watch the videos on the things that would be on today’s exam… and I fell asleep somewhere in the third video.
I woke up with 15 minutes to spare to get to my Anatomy lecture so I jumped into the car and took off. Missed my math exam, but it wob’t hurt my grade any and as long as I get a B on the final, I can still get an A in the class. Can’t beat an A!
I’m looking forward to this semester coming to an end in a couple weeks so I can start my Winter classes which are going to be a breeze after this semester.
Well… Grades are posted for my half term class and I got the A I figured I was going to get. Considering I had one of the highest points scored in the class and there was a curve, I would have been shocked to see anything else.
We’re past the middle of the semester and I honestly have no idea how I’m doing in Spanish. The instructor still hasn’t graded anything except a few assignments from the beginning of September.
Math I’m doing well in but the stuff we’ve been doing the last couple weeks has been being difficult for me. There’s an exam and I am dreading it, but some points are better than none, right?
Anatomy. Ugh. It’s not good. I’m really, really struggling and it shows. That said, I’m really upping my study game and hoping to pull out of this slump with this next exam that’s in two weeks. We’re currently studying the muscles and nerves, and there’s just so much to know.
Today was one of those days where I really feel like I would have been better off staying in bed. I was so tired this afternoon, and I fell asleep shortly before I needed to leave, almost making myself late.
Then on my way to Valencia, I overshot my turn off by 6 miles and was more than halfway to Lancaster. Had to flip a bitch and head back.
Math was confusing today. And we have a quiz on Wednesday so I need to study today’s stuff and make sure I actually know it. I might be feeling a bit of burnout.
Last night I also didn’t quite get my Spanish homework done in time so I’m going to get a late penalty on some of that too. Ugh. But I think I’m still just maintaining an A.
Tonight we got our current grades in Anatomy and JFC I think most of us are idiots. Of the 54 students, 23 have grades under 65% and only 13 are over 80%. I know the common thread here is the instructor, but I really think we’re just mostly dumbasses with bad study skills. Myself included.
When I got home, Mom had dinner waiting for me, and after I ate, I decided to get my Women in US History final out of the way. I opened the test to see the drop-down for the answer choices, but none of the questions were visible. After trying the final on 3 different devices, I could finally see the questions, but I’d also wasted 15 minutes of precious time. And then halfway through the exam, twice I had to run to the bathroom because of surprise GI upset.
But I got an 84/100 which gives me an 89% in the class, and there’s a curve, so that’s a solid A. I’m just glad I’m done with that class now.
I’m definitely thinking I need to redo my class scheduling though to take no more then 14 units a semester but I dunno. We’ll see where my grade in Anatomy sits in a few more weeks now that I’ve just gained an extra 4 hours a week and I’m going to double down on studying.
Tomorrow I have a couple hours of Spanish homework to finish and then I have a chapter in my Anatomy lab manual to do. Neither of those things should be too hard, they just take time.
If I’m not too brain fried once those are done, I will probably do my Women in US History final. I’m so glad that’s all I have left of that class. The instructor hasn’t been my favorite, and while she did give me a perfect score on my last submission, it was unexpected because I really thought that submission was pretty crap. It’s literally the only perfect score she’s given me.
I’ve been working on corralling stuff for the upcoming Sanchezmas swap and it’s so much fun! I have done definite NSFW stuff that’s going into my box assuming of course my Sanchezee is okay with that. I’m passing on some cool legacy stuff too this year.
Tonight I’m binging on Catfish and even though I’ve seen most of the episodes, I’m just like dude, do these people every learn? Do they not know how to use Google? Are this many people living under rocks?
I did this week’s quiz in my history class and was absolutely sure I had a perfect score, but after I clicked submit, it came back as 35/40. Ugh.
Between entering my last answer and hitting submit, one answer got changed from the correct name to just three letter “k”. Grrr.
I freaked out because it means my grade would slip down to a high B and I immediately emailed the instructor about what happened.
Then I started reading the messages she’s sent out over the last few days and I realize she grades on a curve and I still have a solid A.
I was panicking for no reason at all.
I have an A on the VHL portion of Spanish but a B on the Canvas part. I’m not sure how she’s going to average them together but either way, my grade is good there.
I have an almost perfect score in Math, and I think I have a C in Anatomy but that should come up after the next two exams.
Right now I should be sleeping because I need to be up at 8am but I’m wide awake… Gonna be another night with not enough sleep but tomorrow is going to be fun either way!
Today was a good day.
I headed into school and got into Valencia earlier enough to pick up a burger and an iced coffee beforehand. Went through the McDonald’s drive through and when I picked up my order, the older Hispanic man who gave me my food told me in broken English and with much gesturing that my septum piercing made my nose look pretty. McDonald’s also forgot to charge me for the coffee, so double win.
I got to campus, found close parking, and went to math. We went over some stuff which was mostly boring (how to solve word problems and finding percentages) and then I left a bit after to make some phone calls and pop by the student business office to order a replacement parking permit.
Then I read in my car from Mad in America, and went to Anatomy lecture. I not only passed the last exam, I got a fucking B! Woohoo! Lecture was on the skeletal system and lab was just a couple hours of playing with fake bones and going over what would be on the next exam.
I ended up leaving a bit early because I was tired but I looked at a lot of bones before I did.
Yup. It was a good day.