Don’t worry: I won’t complain in this post, promise.
My week went well, and I am definitely feeling much better, which is nice. I ended up bombing that calc test (awesome. Awesome awesome.) so I have to go talk to my teacher on Monday and see what I can do to salvage my grade. What’s really nice about college, unlike high school, is that there IS a curve and teachers understand that sometimes, their tests are just really hard, and average understanding really isn’t that great.
In my MIS class, for example, an A on our most recent test was between a 100 and 85. A B was between an 84 and 65. Like wow. You could earn a standard D and STILL end up being “above average” in my class. My friends say econ is the same way. I don’t know what the curve in calc will be, but typically it’s a full letter grade. I’m going to need that this semester.
What’s rough, and really, really important to remember — and I admittedly struggle with this — is that I AM in school to be student first, and involved on campus, second. If I could, I would major in extracurriculars. First period student gov, second period Business Council, third and fourth period Healthy Sexuality Peer Educators. And maybe a gym class, for good measure, too.
As the year is winding down, discussions about GPA are revving up. I’m applying to the Business Honors Program, which I want to get into so, so badly. Smaller classes, everyone is crazy driven, the professors are more experienced, the experience is more intense, the community is smaller. I thrive when everyone around me is absolutely manic about being perfect (and since everyone is calc is just striving for like a 68, I, consequently, end up striving for everything short of the best). Personally, I hate talking about grades with those around me, but it’s getting harder and harder since scores are so integral to this process, and ultimately, how the next three years of my life will play out.
Stressful, yes. Necessary, yes. Upsetting, a little.
In other news, I organized the first ever Business Council picnic last week, and it was a huge success. The weather was great, we had tons of food, and everything really just fell into place. See below for a pic. of my council family!
I need to study. It’s a Friday. Ugh.