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Going crazy

  1. May 11, 2007 #1
    Ok so finals are over for me. I know I got an A in macro-econ, A in Calulus, and an A in Chem II. There is just one class I am worried about, calc-physics. I always did my homework, got a B on the first test, and an A on the second exam. The problem was I think I choked on the final.
    I have already been accepted to a transfer elsewhere but it is dependent on me not getting a C! It is driving me insane!:surprised I can't even get a good nights sleep! I am just so worried!
    Sorry I just had to get it out. :surprised
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  3. May 12, 2007 #2
    If u got an A on the first exam and a B on the second or vice versa, I don't see how you can screw up the final so bad that you don't get a C.

    Are there no curves in the class or what?
  4. May 12, 2007 #3
    That is just the thing, I just can't get a C. Yes there is a curve.
    The homework is 1/3 the grade. Each exam is 1/6 making it 1/3 for the two. And the final is 1/3! I just hope to god I don't get C.
    It just doesn't seem fair that I worked pretty hard in the class always doing the homework, doing good on the exam then I choke on a final.
    I also worked hard in my other classes as well. If I get a C, all my work was in vain and I won't be able to transfer.
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  5. May 12, 2007 #4
    waiting for test marks suck :(

    especially when they count for more than usual

    my sympathies.
  6. May 12, 2007 #5
    And an hour before the Phy final I had a two and half hour Chem II final!
  7. May 12, 2007 #6

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    Why is a "C" in one class the kiss of death?
  8. May 12, 2007 #7
    Because I wont get my transfer
  9. May 12, 2007 #8
    Well at least thats a good reason for worry. Better than "I've never gotten a C in my life!"

    Good luck! :)
  10. May 12, 2007 #9
    What if I am like two percentge points away? Or someting really close? Do you think if I talked to my Prof. he would possibly bump it? I have a feeling I am going to be very close to a B.
  11. May 12, 2007 #10
    Not that I really advocate such a thing because 1) its kinda shady and 2) people should still earn what they get... BUT! Before my final for a community college class I was going to transfer, the instructor said, "if you're transfering this class, write that at the top of your exam." To me, that is code for "If you're not doing well, I'll give you a good enough grade for it to transfer"

    I guess what I'm saying is that it wouldn't hurt to ask. If you're doing ok and just had a bad exam I would certainly consider it if I was an instructor :)
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    But that defeats the point of the exam. Why didn't he just send a piece of paper round the class asking students to write down the grade they want? If one does badly on an exam, then there's a reason for it, and grades shouldn't just be altered because someone needs a higher mark to get into a certain college. Quite frankly, teachers doing something like that just makes a bad name for the college, and makes a qualification gained under such a system worth little more than the paper it is written on.
  13. May 12, 2007 #12
    Agreed. It is not a good idea.

    As an aside, typically grades don't transfer, only the credit. So if you really are not doing well it would probably be in your best interest to retake it somehow. You could do poorly in a future class that depends on this one.

    Anyway, many times I do better after an exam I feel unsure about than ones I feel confident about. Maybe its the same for you and this won't be an issue.

    Good luck!
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    I've found that before-- modules I've just crammed for, and done really well on the exam in, come back to haunt me in later years when it is all "assume knowledge." However, I don't really know what your education system is like, but it sounds to me like you should definitely review the work before next year.

    Plus, there is absolutely no point in worrying about it. I'm sure you'll be fine, but if not, there will be many paths that you can consider taking. Don't think about those until you get your results though. If your exams are over, then just enjoy yourself for a while!
  15. May 12, 2007 #14
    True, I have been stressing too much-I have calmed down a little. I was at work and thinking of almost every outcome. If I get a C and rejected for a transfer, do you think I can retake the class and reapply?
    Another question also arises. I goto a four year college. If I continue to get good grades, I could basically transfer anywhere I want(within reason), right?
  16. May 17, 2007 #15
    Ok, so I guess I did not do as bad as I thought on the final. I landed a B in the class-even though I did not reach my goal of an A. But it is such a load off, I now get my transfer!:biggrin:
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    See, I told you you'd do fine. People always do better than they think they have done. Well done!
  18. May 17, 2007 #17
    congrats :)
  19. May 17, 2007 #18

    What is your gpa?
  20. May 17, 2007 #19
    Its is like a 3.8/3.9, something like that. Why?
  21. May 18, 2007 #20
    That is not very bad. I don t think you have problems getting into the university.
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