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Emergent questions about grades


Grades are in.

Why is it that there are more thirteenth-hour questions than there were eleventh-hour ones?

I mean, I know I try to put students at ease when they needn't be alarmed, just because some of them are very antsy, and some are just a little insecure. Some students should be worried, though! To wit: grad students on the brink of a C or undergrads on the brink of a D or F should hit the books (or come and check on missing homeworks or their absolute standing) before the final. It's easy to say "I didn't see a grade posting, so I just guessed (read: assumed) I was okay"; it's quite another to know you only turned in half the assignments or turned the hour exams in half blank and then count on the curve.

... right?



May. 22nd, 2006 03:30 pm (UTC)
Backyardigans, no Boohbah
Good woman. I've seen Backyardigans a few times because the TV was on Nickelodeon from the night before, and it looks interesting and not too shallow.

Developmental psych, now there's a good major. Are you thinking about going back to it someday?

May. 22nd, 2006 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Backyardigans, no Boohbah
The Backyardigans is just something I think I could stomach on top of all the other decent reasons for child exposure (songs that I wouldn't mind singing along to, that kind of thing ^_^)

Yeah, I definitely think I want to go back it's just a matter of finances. What's really awesome is the college I was at allowed me to keep my honors society status so when I Do go back, I can put it on my transcript and hopefully dig around for a scholarship. But until I pay off the chunk of loans I have, this woman is not adding more debt to her name.
May. 22nd, 2006 06:26 pm (UTC)
Financing education
Understood. Good luck with that, and please keep us posted. You seem like a very bright person, and I think you ought to pursue the degree you started when time permits. I know it's a serious commitment of resources (not just time and money) with your baby on the way, but there's no time like the present - or near future. How many years of debt are you looking at, if I may ask?

May. 22nd, 2006 07:43 pm (UTC)
Re: Financing education
Well, right now I have almost 4,000 but we're paying 100 a month (it's actually two seperate loans) but with next years tax return we're going to pay off the smaller loan and then with the tax return the year after we're going to pay off the remaining balance of the larger loan. It could be worlds worse but since I want to pay for the rest of my education out of pocket or with scholarships it just makes more sense to get these loans out of the way. Besides, in 18 years we'll be looking at building up loans for another girl in the household so I'd rather not have my own college loans to face while putting a child through college.

I really want to pursue a degree in child psychology but is it sad that I'm not even sure what I want to "use" my degree for?

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