First a question.
If I am accumulating bad karma by being nasty to Rocky, and knowing Rocky’s reputation as a Karmic Black Hole, will that karma affect me or Rocky?
Followed by a joke.
Why did the chicken cross the road?
He saw Rocky coming and he didn’t want to get hit by lightning.
Now a summary.
My Spring semester is over.
The exam period started well with a 3 hour Physics exam Monday 2 weeks ago. The exam was worth 40% of the semester and I already had 59 out of 60 for the other work. I went in with no pressure and it took me a little under 2 hours to complete. The only questions I will lose marks on will be for foolish mistakes. There was absolutely no question about me knowing the entire subject inside out.
Two days later was a 2 hour exam for Biodiversity and the Environment. A nasty little subject involving knowing the evolution and lifecycle of every living thing past and present as well as a fair bit about how they all interact. This exam was worth 60% of the semester and I went in concerned. I was curious how a 2 hour exam could be comprised entirely of multiple choice questions. Here’s how. Two hours equals 120 minutes. 125 questions into 120 minutes does not comfortably go.
A full week until Hydrology and Geomorphology. I should have done some revision. I had skim-read the lecture notes and not opened the textbooks. I finished the two hour exam in 55 minutes. I had written nearly a page on each of the four questions. It was everything I knew on the subject within the definition of the questions. As I got up to leave, one of the “high achievers” put his hand up as well. Great, if he’s finished in about the same time I’ll be OK. “Can I get another answer book please?” He had written eight pages and he still had more to say. That can’t be good.
Friday was Differential and Integral Calculus. I was sitting on 46.8% from 50% so this was a walk in the park. My favourite subject this semester under my favourite lecturer. Damn what a nasty surprise awaited me inside that exam paper. This was only the second exam in my life that I didn’t complete early. I literally finished the last question as the exam room manager turned on the microphone and said, “time’s up, stop writing”.
Then an update.
The pink princess had a follow up visit on Friday for her arm. They were happy with her progress and have put a stronger cover over her original plaster. She should be out of plaster in another 4 weeks. I have attached a photo of her with the new plaster and a special close up.
Finally a prediction.
Our results are given in a layered format, not with a numerical or alphabetical symbol, but rather a word. Fail, Result Withheld, Pass, Credit, Distinction, High Distinction. Result withheld is a nasty one. If you have fees outstanding or a library book overdue they withhold your grades which in turn means you can’t enrol in the next semester. I expect to get 2 high distinctions and 2 credits from this outing. If a miracle occurs one of the credits may leap up into the distinction zone. Time will tell.
I told you I was feeling random.