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.