Thursday, October 13, 2005

I am such a dork.

So--UTD decided that professors had to give all students midterm grades starting this semester (rather than just the freshmen). So, I decided that I'd check my midterm grades to see how I was doing. And, I see this B- in one of my classes. A class that I've been doing well in (or so I thought) and for which I had taken the midterm on Monday. Maybe, I thought, I really, truly screwed up on the test??

I was freaking out. I reasoned that it must be a mistake--there was no way I could have done that badly on the midterm. But it was still bothering me. In between classes all day, I have been ducking into computer labs to see if it had been changed because there was an error. In fact, I am sitting in a computer lab right now, having just finished my last class of the day.

I had seriously been thinking about what I was going to do had I actually bombed the midterm. This is a required class for my Gender Studies major. I contemplated dropping it. If it weren't offered next semester, I figured I could just do without the gender studies major and just stick to the sociology. Seriously, these contingency plans were going through my head. It would have ruined my GPA. If I stayed in the class, I was figuring out how to send out transcripts to prospective grad schools before grades were in at the end of this semester, so they would see my current GPA rather than my marred-by-midterm GPA.

So, I stop into the computer lab just now, check my email, and what do I find?

Just a warning: I was misinformed about when midterm grades were due. Ithought I had until noon on Friday to enter them, but the actualdeadline was 10 a.m. on Thursday. I could not possibly get all yourexams graded by then, so I have entered a "dummy" grade of B- forEVERYONE enrolled in the class.When you get your examinations back, you will have a more accuratereflection of your grade so far.
I feel so ridiculously relieved. I am such a dork.


Amelia Potasznik said...

jennifer! you're in my class- i found you on facebook and have actually been frantically checking your blog to find out what you made- i was freaking out about the b- too and was totally ready to give up and drop the class. i hadn't checked my utd email yet so your post made my day :) sorry for the random message, just had to share in the relief. see ya monday. -amelia

Jennifer said...

Haha, that's so funny. And seriously makes me feel better and less pathetic. I'm so glad I wasn't the only one freaking out about it!

See you on Monday!

halcyon67 said...

Hey Jennifer. I am going to facebook you. Even though I don't know you.

I know, I am lucky, I am freshman, and I don't have midterm grades.

I did really bad on a test, not even going to mention the grade, thank god I was able to take it over again.