Grades!

It seems that my grades are final­ly in.

Stu­pid required com­put­er class: 93.54, and it was that low because the lazy fool teach­ing it refused to cor­rect the WRONG answers in the com­put­er­ized tests. Seriously—she nev­er argued that the answers weren’t wrong. She just refused to adjust the grades. For instance, on one quiz, her answer insist­ed that all HTML tags occur in pairs. Um, no, idiot. Despite exam­ples, she’s too lazy to cor­rect the tests. The class began with an “intro­duc­tion” to com­put­ers in gen­er­al, specif­i­cal­ly to Win­dows PCs, and nev­er got past sim­ple Word (not any­thing like mail merge), Excel (not even up to piv­ot tables), and the sim­plest of Pow­er­Point pre­sen­ta­tions. I want my time back.

Sta­tis­tics: 99.54. Not bad for my first math class since 1985 or so, math pho­bia be damned! The pro­fes­sor nev­er grad­ed three of my quizzes, but I’m fair­ly sure I did well, and appar­ent­ly I did­n’t need them. I got 196/200 points on the final, and pre­cise­ly what I missed is dri­ving me crack­ers. Why, yes, I am obses­sive-com­pul­sive, why do you ask? 

It was most like­ly the one ques­tion where I could­n’t even begin to fig­ure out just what he was ask­ing. It was a four-part ques­tion, and I know I got two parts right (those were pret­ty clear). The oth­er two were ran­dom guess­es. 25 ques­tions total (most hav­ing mul­ti­ple parts) means that I prob­a­bly got half of that ques­tion (#17, as I recall) wrong, which would be 4 points out of the 200. I guess that was it, then. I wish I knew the right answers, though!

Now—how do I retain what I learned in the sta­tis­tics course, which could be the sin­gle most use­ful course I have ever tak­en in my life? I can def­i­nite­ly see the pro­fes­sion­al appli­ca­tions when I’m work­ing again, but here at home, I don’t have a whole lot of rea­sons for those calculations.

Cyn is a proud Mommy & Mémé, professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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4 thoughts on “Grades!

  1. Con­grat­u­la­tions on the grades! Sounds like you had a good semester.

    My expe­ri­ence with stats is that you have to keep using them to retain them. Maybe you need to take more stats courses…

  2. Thank you!

    I’d def­i­nite­ly take more stats cours­es if they were offered, but they aren’t at this school. They don’t offer any­thing but the barest neces­si­ties in any depart­ment, it seems 🙁

  3. Don’t you just hate fool­ish teach­ers who are too proud to admit when they are wrong?

    Con­grats on the FANTASTIC GRADES!!! I guess all that hard work does pay off, huh? 

    Have you con­sid­ered doing any online cours­es? I’m not sure what’s out there, but you would think there would be some­thing along the line you are needing.

    😉

  4. Thanks, Vic­to­ria 🙂 I’m tak­ing online cours­es this semes­ter — my school has both, and my body said it had to have a break. 

    I real­ly think the woman was­n’t proud so much as lazy. She said she took the tests straight from the text­book pub­lish­er. If I had­n’t got­ten an A, I would have filed a protest with the school.

    She also screwed up with two online quizzes and did­n’t set up a place for the grade to go, result­ing in them not being count­ed for those of us who took them. She told us she’d give us 30 points of extra cred­it for an in-class assign­ment we did instead, then nev­er gave it to me, at least. Since extra-cred­it is ABSOLUTELY against school poli­cies, I was won­der­ing how she’d get away with that, and was ready to use that against her too.

    Yes, I am a bitch and have no prob­lem admit­ting it 🙂 I’ll just be avoid­ing her from here on out. She’s incompetent.

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