I got a couple of midterm scores (and a CS project score) a few days ago and felt shitty about them and didn’t want to talk about them here.
Now that I’ve gotten over it, here’s the run-down: I got a 26/35 on my CS midterm1 (there are 2). SUCKS. I made careless errors. Dumb of me.
Then, I got my CS Project2 result. Again, I made a very careless ROOKIE error and that one syntax error caused my project to fail 60% of the computer tests. Shit. So stupid of me. I didn’t test the program thoroughly enough (Or rather, I tested all the error input, but not correctly-inputted data. DUH.) Anyway, when I got the e-mail in CS discussion, all my coding confidence rushed out of my body.
Finally, I got my MATH31A midterm1 (again, 2 midterms) result back and another disappointment. Crap. I knew I hadn’t done that well, but not this badly.
Alright, a few reality checks: I saw that my calc midterm score was the same as 50% of the class, so I wasn’t so far out of the class. Also, I’d expected the test to be a particular way, and it wasn’t, so I just know now how I need to study for his exams.
Then, I got the above e-mail about my CS midterm. It turned out that one of my 3 “careless errors” was actually correct, so my score changed. I should have gotten 100%, though, if I’d been paying better attention.
The CS project, well shit, I blew that, but at least it was a tiny error in an otherwise completely correct code. I tested the shit out of the more recent project I just turned in. Wasn’t going to get points off again because I hadn’t paying attention.