August 16, 2008

Changing The Way We Do Things

Filed under: Uncategorized — numist @ 9:32 pm

I’ve been avoiding looking at my grades this summer. Until 10 minutes ago, I didn’t know what, if any, classes I passed.

At the beginning of last quarter, I recognized a pattern in my classes. If I took 3 classes a quarter, I’d do badly. If I took 4, I’d do reasonably well (still not great). If I took 2, I did very badly indeed. Unfortunately, because of my dubious academic standing with the school, I was always encouraged to take fewer classes by my advisors, under the logic that more free time would allow me to excel.

So last quarter I threw caution to the wind, signed up for 6 courses, and became a recluse.

I’m very pleased to report that it worked better than expected. I definitely overshot the point of maximum return (which appears to be around 4.6 classes in a quarter), but I did pass everything: A, B-, C+, C, C, Pass.

My 3rd A in college.

shut up.

I just noticed that I didn’t get credit for tutoring CSE70. So: 7 things.


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