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 cor­rrect 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 rea­son to those cal­cu­la­tions.