Tuesday, July 5, 2011

A Splash Of Ice-Cold Morning Water

In a few days I'd be a month old at my new school and so far, I'm pissed, though not only at some of my classmates but also at myself.
This Monday, we had our first quiz in Geometry. All was expected to go well because the quiz was simply about plotting points and computing for coordinates. Then again, underestimating aside, 5 minutes before the time and I still haven't finished answering, or solving. Actually, I had answers, but no solution to prove one of them. Just one! And my day can't get any better seeing my classmates cheating even after being told by the instructor not to. One even took pictures of his seatmate's paper.
A while ago, the results from last week's quiz in our technical writing class were released. Guess what, I got a disappointing 31 out of 40! Apparently, I misheard one of the instructions and instead of a 12, I got a 5. It's really frustrating since I'v been trying, if not struggling, to be proficient in English even just in writing.
Now, the worst part of my day started before it ended; it being the day. For my last subject for the day, we had another quiz. That should be the third for the day. Anyway, the quiz was for a review in Physics where the topics were computation of absolute pressure, weight at a given gravity, temperature conversion, and specific volume computations. I should know all about these since I took my physics units in the best University in the country, yet I'm looking at a possible 70% high score. How come? Over confidence, I suppose. I thought I didn't have to review these stuff since it's all elementary and I've been through these already.
I think it's time I wake up from the delusion of being a better student since I've been in that great University for over a course's duration. All I need is a jumpstart for a new outlook, a change in perspective. I can't always be better than those around me but I can best my self.
On the other hand, one of the three quizzes I had today was in Theology. The topic was on sex and sexuality; And I got a point over the highest score. Then again, I can't begin to think why I could easily get a high score on Theology and a disconcerting grade on a Physics subject. Is it the subject or is it the topic...? Sigh!


jrldizon said...

Mag-review ka nga tulok, haha! Chance mo na yan for a brand new start, take it.

Yung cheating, nako hayaan mo na sila. Pag-graduate naman, sila rin ang kawawa. In the real world, they won't get away with lacking the skills needed. :D

As for writing, well, proofread proofread proofread. Check your tenses, phrasing and choice of words. :D

potografo said...

Hahaha. May bago, 20/40 sa genpsy. nakakainis. parang di man naturo yung iba. anyway, puro excuses. hahaha. Kelangan ko mag-D.L.! Haha. Anyway, at least alam ko na pano magpaquiz. Kailangan ko iredeem ang sarili ko! hahaha