Wednesday, December 10, 2008

2 Finals down...1 to go

I just got out of my second final. It was not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but I was definitely squeezing for content on that last essay. I also typed "Giovanni's sister" at least 10 times because I could not remember her name for the life of me. We had to write 3 essays, selecting them out of a list of 5. Altogether we had to cover 6 plays total, and each essay had to cover 3 different plays, meaning only a few of them could be repeated for different essays. I really just wanted to write about Tartuffe and A Midsummer Night's Dream for all of them, but obviously I could not do that. I'm glad it's over with.

I'm really dreading Friday's final...Computer Science I. It. Is. Horrible. I'm taking it for my math credit because I hate math, but I find myself wishing I had taken Algebra III in high school so I could take Calculus here. I just cannot understand any of this C++ programming stuff. It never makes any sense! I've been blasting this information into my head and it refuses to go anywhere but out of the other side. Though with that metaphor, that sounds reasonable. I think if something blasts into your head, it should probably come out of the other side. I'll be so glad to get this class over with. I just really want at least a C in this class. Isn't that pathetic? I'm hoping for a C... that's awful. Our last class was going over brand new material - no review, no catching up, nope. The only "review" he does is, "Does anyone have any questions?" Everyone replies with the typical 9:30am response of "duuhhh..." and we leave. I just don't understand why my professor seems to think everyone gets it. Hasn't he noticed that every other week the size of the class goes down by 40-50%? We started with a roomful of students, and our last class only had 6 or 7 people in it. Then he seems to think I "have a firm grasp on the information," and I "ask great questions in class." Well, if by "firm grasp" you mean I can faintly see it on a wet, soggy map, and by "great questions" you mean "...what?" Then, yeah, you're right! I got an 18% on the first exam before the retake, dude! 18%!!! (I just hit caps lock for numbers... /stupid. There, I bolded it.)

I know I can memorize all the definitions of stuff, but when we have to write pseudocode, I'm going to bomb. Eh...

In other news, I'm going home on Saturday!! I'm so excited! I can't wait to be home for over a month and do absolutely nothing and have nothing to worry about except my thesis proposal.

1 comment:

Laura said...

Pseudocode? It sounds like a secret code that would be used to fool the Communists in the Cold War 60 years ago. Be strong, bro.