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this is the sound of my gpa sinking

I could create a TV series about the amount of angst I go through for every test.

EPISODE 01: CHEM TEST

01. I've been studying for this since last week.
02. This is the most I've studied for anything. Seriously. I only crammed for a day for APs.
03. I really felt I understood the material, inside and out.
04. The questions on the test were totally reasonable.
05. There wasn't enough time.
06. I hate my non-graphing calculator. I was trying to subtract 28.48 from 29.19 and it kept telling me it was 58. Fuck you, TI-36.
07. I left two questions that were eight points each, blank.
08. This test is out of 100.
09. I hope there is a curve.
10. Please let there be a curve.

PREVIEW OF EPISODE 02: BIO TEST
(coming to LJ on Monday, when I've failed it)

01. It's on 10 chapters.
02. Each chapter has >20 pages.
03. We have to memorize certain groups of bacteria, archaea, and protists.
04. We have to memorize the eons, eras, and periods.
05. He tests on the most specific things.
06. Like things he doesn't even mention.
07. How does the QWERTY keyboard have anything to do with organismal biology?
08. (The answer: it doesn't.)
09. The class average is 60.
10. But apparently there is a girl in the class who does too well.

Comments

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cherrixwolf
Oct. 4th, 2008 04:03 am (UTC)
College is not fun, nor as easy as high school unfortunately :/
(There should be a curve? While you dwell on your blunders, there are FARRRRR many more who have screwed themselves royally so don't fret too much ♥)

...Professors like your biology professor are what distinguish professors from teachers. It almost seems like they're not really... required to do... much teaching...
(She lives, eats and breathes bio.)
weirdlyyours
Oct. 4th, 2008 09:27 pm (UTC)
As I'm finding out, time management is much more important in college than it is in high school. :( And my bio professor spends 60% of his time doing research, so that's all he ever talks about.
livingtea
Oct. 4th, 2008 05:21 pm (UTC)
is number 10.... YOU?
weirdlyyours
Oct. 4th, 2008 09:26 pm (UTC)
If number ten were me, I wouldn't have angst.
livingtea
Oct. 4th, 2008 11:17 pm (UTC)
pah.

i still think it's you. :P. remember MARINE BIO????
weirdlyyours
Oct. 5th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
It isn't me! It's a girl named Jenna Wade (which is almost my name, funnily enough) who got a 98 on the preliminary exam that most people failed. She takes fastidious notes and asks insightful questions and sucks. A lot. :(

(This professor doesn't like me as much as Dr. Miller does.)
livingtea
Oct. 5th, 2008 03:14 am (UTC)
haha jenna wade jenny wang potaeto potahto. i-rinman i-urnman.
abster226
Oct. 5th, 2008 12:44 am (UTC)
poor jenny. if it makes you feel better that i've gotten better grades on my tests than i thought i would...AP tests work! apparently. then again i'm not taking chem.

good luck. specifics suck. go forth and memorize well.
weirdlyyours
Oct. 5th, 2008 01:05 am (UTC)
I'm just hoping for a nice, large curve. That's all.
abster226
Oct. 5th, 2008 01:10 am (UTC)
that works too
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