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Got an email today with the marks for my Bioinorganic coursework. 100% with the comment "What can I say, perfect!" :D

I'm not sure that lecturers are allowed to give 100% on essay-type questions, so there may be some sort of debate about that in the examiners' meeting. Mind you, I saw what some of the other students were handing in (1 1/2 pages copied out of the textbook) compared to what I handed in (8 pages with 9 diagrams and 20 references), so... I presume he'd win the argument. Would love to be a fly on the wall there, though.

So that makes:
Organometallic - A
Lipids and Membranes - A+ (although this depends on him remembering he changed the mark from 53/60 to 54/60, otherwise it's just an A.)
Carbohydrates - A+
Mass Spectrometry - A+
Biological Chemistry I - A+ (92% - I finally plucked up the courage to add up my marks.)
Transition Metals - A- (78.5%, ugh - all because I forgot about one of the pieces of coursework and did it in 10 minutes before the class started with no notes while I was hallucinating. If that one wasn't included, I'd have had 91.8%. But I deliberately haven't claimed the mitigating circumstances on that because as far as I'm concerned, it was my fault for forgetting about it. Maybe I'm being stubborn.)
Bioinorganic - A+

I haven't actually had grades this good since school, which says an awful lot about the difference between struggling on with virtually no help compared to having active disability/mental health support from the college and medication that mostly works. I'm... quite amazed in retrospect that I managed to get the grades I got at university the first time round, considering I've been bipolar forever and wasn't even on antidepressants. Still - going from Bs and B-s to As and A+s... that's a big jump. I'm still the same person, and if anything my study habits are worse now due to combining academic work with a job that eats my spoons, rather than being a full-time student. I'd be doing even better without having to work for a living as well. Hmm.

Still know nothing about the Atomic Spectroscopy. So much for her getting at least the problem sheets back to us before the exam, sigh. Wonder if I'll ever get it back. May have to go and hit that lecturer with a plastic spork until she finds it and marks it.

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hobbitbabe From: hobbitbabe Date: 6th June 2009 03:26 (UTC) (Link)
You don't suck.
boxofdelights From: boxofdelights Date: 6th June 2009 05:08 (UTC) (Link)
Yay you!
thekumquat From: thekumquat Date: 6th June 2009 10:00 (UTC) (Link)
Wahey you!

Hard evidence that you don't suck. :)
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baratron From: baratron Date: 6th June 2009 13:37 (UTC) (Link)
You'll be telling me next that the course is too easy ... ;-)

That's one thing I won't be doing... there's been plenty of challenge for my poor underused brain! The course has been rather difficult all in all, just that I've managed to make sense of most of it with the able assistance of the lecturers and textbooks, some of whom are awesome.

you do not suck AT ALL unless politely asked. :-)

Hehehe ;D
alexmc From: alexmc Date: 6th June 2009 10:51 (UTC) (Link)
Yay. Well done.

It is important to give yourself praise now and again and confirm when you do well.


mjl From: mjl Date: 6th June 2009 11:30 (UTC) (Link)
Yay for you. Hope the last one goes well too. :-)
memevector From: memevector Date: 6th June 2009 13:38 (UTC) (Link)
You are very brainy!

Also, I noticed a long time ago that there's a correlation between {people who are genuinely enthusiastic about their subject for its own sake} and {people who end up with Firsts}. So although I'm impressed with your results I'm kind of not surprised, because your enthusiasm for chemistry shines through all over the place, in a way that is heartening and enjoyable to witness.

So, in two words: go you :-)
baratron From: baratron Date: 6th June 2009 21:05 (UTC) (Link)
That's actually quite a compliment. Thank you!
barakta From: barakta Date: 6th June 2009 14:41 (UTC) (Link)
Those marks are seriously impressive for a uni level course! Really very go you for doing so well and successfully getting most of your disability support needs sorted as well (cos that uses spoons too!)
a_musing_amazon From: a_musing_amazon Date: 6th June 2009 16:40 (UTC) (Link)
Truly Awesome.
jinian From: jinian Date: 6th June 2009 18:14 (UTC) (Link)
No badness detected.
lilairen From: lilairen Date: 6th June 2009 19:34 (UTC) (Link)
tirnoney From: tirnoney Date: 6th June 2009 20:06 (UTC) (Link)
Well done!
the_maenad From: the_maenad Date: 6th June 2009 23:36 (UTC) (Link)
Well, you are amazing nonetheless, y'know?
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