I took my Philosophy final yesterday, and I'm proud to say that I managed to walk out of there with a 3.9 overall for the class. I really enjoyed the class, but I really don't want to take another class that's graded like this again.
Over the course of the entire quarter, there are three exams, two written exams, which he takes the best scoring of the two, and that's half your grade. Then one oral exam, which is also half your grade!
For the written exams, he gives you a pool of about 20 questions, and then you pick four, and each one's worth ten points. I got a 37 on my first written, and then a 39 on my second (yes!). The oral exam has you going in, and then he randomly picks two questions from the written exam questions, and then you answer it. No notes, no forgiveness.
I lucked out in that he asked me two questions that I happened to know pretty well. I was stressing all night though, because I could think of half a dozen questions that I would have only been able to think of half of them.
My first aid class has gone pretty well, I'm done with the practical skills tests, I should have a CPR certification card soon, and I only missed a half point out of 50 on my bandaging and splinting skills. Tomorrow I'll take the written portion, and I think I should have another 3.9 or maybe even 4.o
The math final's tomorrow as well, they give you two hours to take it, but I'm really hoping that I don't have to use all of that time. As I stand right now, I've got a 95% in it, but the final accounts for another 20% of my grade. So as long as I score 95% or better, I should get a 4.0 out of that.
All in all, a pretty damn good start for going back to college of eight years. I haven't been able to write as much on the blog as I would have liked, but next quarter I actually got my class schedules right, so I won't have a 5 hour break between classes that just sucks the energy out of me.
I'm taking Pre-calculus, World Mythology, and Chemistry, so it should be fun. And hopefully, I'll have more energy to put into my posts. I've still got some topics from philosophy that I want to do posts about, so we should have some exciting times ahead.