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Old April 22nd, 2013 (01:58 PM).
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I know that feels, Jon! I don't have any but have friends that do.. and I'm glad I don't haha!

Though I would contemplate completing a Masters one day :3 Think it would be nice~
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (02:53 PM).
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I know this sounds really weird, but I really miss finals and stuff, I really enjoy putting myself up to a challenge, of course it's always after the exam I feel this way...otherwise I'm basically dead inside for a weeks.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (03:30 PM).
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I don't miss my finals. They account for 50% of my final mark, so if you bomb on a final, it can make quite a dent in your marks.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (03:35 PM).
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I don't even think I have any finals to worry about this year, I just realized. At best a Calculus final, and I don't even need to pass that.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (04:28 PM).
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Anything above Algebra always made my head hurt, I can really admire people who can actually have the patience/analytically skill to perform math wonders and what not.


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Old April 22nd, 2013 (04:34 PM).
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Math's not so bad, though. Imo, it's pretty straight forward, either you're right, or you're wrong. No in between. Can't really say the same about anything else, can you?

Ftr, I HATE Global History.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (04:39 PM).
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Yes, see I like history because it's open to interpretation and their is some wiggle room. (Besides memorizing dates or what not, which is a chore and a half). People can get different ideas and thoughts about history. Math is so rigid, it's THIS into THAT, and no other answer will fit. While straight up Yes and No isn't a bad thing, My mind just doesn't wrap around it as easily. I think that's why I enjoy Art and Literature over Science and Math. Although if I could fit my mind around it, Math and Science theory is fun to explore.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (04:47 PM).
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Although one could argue with partial credit, there's a lot of practical wiggle room when it comes to math in a classroom setting.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (04:52 PM).
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hmm perhaps, maybe I just don't see it. Math has always been such an akward subject for me, because I'm a fairly smart person, but even some of the most basic stuff just goes flying over my head. I'd get A's in History and Literature, but end up failing even basic math classes.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (04:59 PM).
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Done ALL my exams and finished orgo with a bang! Don't you love it when everything you studied shows up on the exam and everything you didn't doesn't? My stupid Canada in Comparative Perspective will drop my GPA big time though - who wants to learn about Canadian politics anyways, hmmph.

Once you start getting into calculus and integration, Math will cease to become a science and more art. Which is why most of us will sop taking it.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (05:15 PM).
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I used to have an A average in Calculus. Then senioritis hit and my 90 turned into an 80. :c
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (07:32 PM).
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But that's your mark after your college applications are over right? (y)!
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (07:34 PM).
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Yup! Colleges still have to see my final grade, though. And I guess they can rescind me if I do bad enough.

I hope they don't. :I
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (07:41 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Toujours:
Although one could argue with partial credit, there's a lot of practical wiggle room when it comes to math in a classroom setting.
...how so? o_O; You're either right or you're wrong. If your teachers/markers are really nice, they'll check your steps even if you get a wrong answer and give you what marks they can, but it's not very comparable to writing analytic essays and whatnot where there's a lot of room for interpretation and opinion.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (07:49 PM).
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Yeah, part marks is mostly a sign of a teacher's niceness. My Greek math teacher was rumoured to be a descendent of Pythagoras :O
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (08:42 PM).
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Quote originally posted by BlahISuck:
Yeah, part marks is mostly a sign of a teacher's niceness. My Greek math teacher was rumoured to be a descendent of Pythagoras :O
Seems legit.

I sometimes get part marks. When the teacher finds a small mistake, they take off a half-mark. And it's like that for each small mistake until it's all gone. Then they just give you a zero and move on to the next question.
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Old April 22nd, 2013 (10:20 PM).
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Hey, it made for plenty of inside jokes. We'd ask him several times over the course of the school year as if we've never heard his answer before XD
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (04:25 AM).
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Jeeze, seems like every time that I come here, this place is nothing more than the sound of chirping crickets.

Since we're talking about school, I've got something for this as well: What was the toughest course in your schooling that you had to take?
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (05:05 AM).
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I tried physics for a half-semester and was like "lol nope" and dropped out. With a 40% average.
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (06:19 AM).
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I get part marks a lot in Chemistry. It's really just the teacher not wanting to give people full marks for a question.
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (07:44 AM).
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Day off of work, I'll wake up at 1145 any day... How are you guys so good at math? I have problems with 100 level math classes...
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (08:22 AM).
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Hardest course I ever took was a logic course. The content was interesting and even fun once I figured it out but the two profs teaching it were probably the worst in the whole math faculty. The TAs in tutorial really saved that course for everyone taking it. :( The profs couldn't teach to save their life, the assigned textbook was just awful, and the assignments never seemed to have anything to do with what we'd been learning. The midterm and finals were open book, too, so they were crazy hard. I'm pretty sure we found out that the median mark on the final was a fail (<50%). I'm still proud of passing that course. <_<
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (08:26 AM).
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Algebra, it's the only one I ever had to repeat due to almost failing in high school. Math is not my strong subject.
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (08:59 AM).
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Only courses I've ever failed were related to Javascript and HTML in college. I missed one class both times with the same instructor for the two courses and that proved to be a pivotal point in where my grade went.

Took a different course with the same instructor between those two courses without missing any classes and aced it.

Algebra is a middling subject for me. I've averaged mid-to-high B's on it.
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Old April 23rd, 2013 (09:14 AM).
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I'm good at history and government, and I like it so much, that I make sure my grades are over 100 if possible. I have to retake algebra before I get any degree .
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