Friday, May 29, 2009

What are they smoking?

I finally overcame my cowardice about my grades for this Spring semester. I was doing so poorly in my ventilation course in particular. I was at the "all I care is that I pass enough to not need to take it again (in 2 years the next time it's offered)". My lab course was a toss-up. If my profs decided to grade me based upon the knowledge/skills that are (I think) patently obvious I have (regardless of 1 supremely horrible lab report), I was pretty sure I'd pass. Well, I got a B and A, respectively. Mind you, for some insane reason, grad school requires an average of a B, and no grades less than a B-.

I assume Dr. Pete skewed my grade based upon my final project (which was already 30 or 40% of the grade). Fair enough, I know other professors whose philosophy is that the grade should reflect whether the student actually gets it all at the end of the semester, regardless of how poorly they did on other parts. I've no idea what Dr. Pete & Dr. Matt were smoking when they decided to give me an A in lab, but I'm just okay with that. Maybe Matt was in the glow of the Red Wings' recent wins...


just got an email from Dr. Lisa to all of the industrial hygiene students: "don't forget your passport when you go to the conference in Toronto so you can get back into the U.S."

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3 comments:

Peter T said...

"don't forget your passport when you go to the conference in Toronto so you can get back into the U.S."

The boys and I could come and visit you in your Canadian exile in the timne before you get the emergency passport in the US embassy in Ottawa ;-) There was a time when staying in Windsor was on my lists of emergency plans.

Gopher MPH said...

I presume this was in that "I'm getting married in 3 months & I'm stuck in Germany" period?

ccyager said...

Maybe you actually did better on everything that you thought? (smile) You do sound rather hard on yourself. But then, that could be a motivator, too.....(smile)

Don't forget your passport! The law changes June 1....