When I woke up yesterday morning, I was on top of the world. The training for my job which I had been summoned to on Thursday was cancelled via Voice mail. I headed to the Barber Shop and got a cut and line up. As I was rushing to get to Morgan from all the way down in Fell’s Point, I received a text message from one of my classmates informing me that class was cancelled due to the fact that the professor was in a conference.
After chilling out for about 30 minutes, I headed to my D.E. class where I had the conversation which I published in the post prior to this one. I’ve been beating myself up about the fact that this’ll be the first ‘F’ I’ve received for a final grade, but more so, due to the fact that I know I could have done better than what I did.
When school started back in August, the class had about 15-18 students. After Midterm exams and the Add/Drop period, only 6 students were left in the class. 2 students are barely passing with C’s and the other 4 of us are well below the threshold of any hope of passing.
At this point, I felt as if I should just hang it up and just concentrate on the two other classes I still have a shot of passing, but then I realized that all hope was not lost. I could ace the final, and still end up getting a D in the class. The last time I checked, D’s were much more friendlier to GPA’s than F’s, so the battle isn’t over yet.
I’ve just chalked up this class as a learning experience. Next semester I’ll be taking the same professor over again, and I know that I’ll have to study smarter. Hopefully my GPA won’t be impacted too bad by this class.
brran1 (Channelling Jose Vilson), who’s looking forward to not touching a book for the first two weeks of Winter Break…
Random Thought of the Moment: “Education has for its object the formation of character.”
The Song of the Moment: ‘Miles Away’ by Eric Roberson
Not so random, your random thought.
I can almost taste your character as you describe the hard work that goes along with your education. Keep it up.
Reminds me of when I took Information Systems the first time. Almost gave up to the point where I just stopped going. Took it again before I graduated and got a B. Keep your head up.
sooo… u could have came? lol 😦
thats all we can do, u a waise man, learn from your mistakes
Hang in there man. We’ve all been there. That sounds like my algorithms class. It was the only C I ever got in CMSC but I was so proud of it cause the other 80% of the class failed. Learn from your mistakes and knock it out the next time you take it.
If half drop, and the rest are doing poorly, doesn’t that mean the professor is failing?
You channeled me and I didn’t catch it? Awww man. This is funny.
But your situation? Not so much. Keep doing your best, man.