Update 1: Three Classes
This “three classes” thing is harder than I thought it was going to be. I wish I had an extra hour or two a week to devote to each of my classes, but I’m already spending most of every night I’m not in class studying, and most of every weekend, so an extra hour or two really isn’t feasible.
It wouldn’t be so bad if I understood my “Data Analysis for Managers” (read: Statistics) class better. I spend a lot of time re-reading the book, trying to figure out what the professor was talking about in class.
Update 2: How the Study Schedule is Going
When I was first getting started, I thought I would use Friday’s to study and have Monday nights off.
Now that I’m in the thick of it, I’ve found that it’s nicer to have Friday nights off (even if my husband isn’t home), because it’s a break from the constant go of the rest of the week. And even when I’ve worked on Friday nights, I usually end up working on Monday night, too, and … I just need a mental break.
Update 3: Midterms
I had two of my three midterms last week, and last night I got my Statistics midterm back. *deep breath* I got a 65 out of 100.
I would be lying if I said I wasn’t disappointed. I think that’s the lowest score I’ve received on an exam… ever. (Yes, I’m one of those students.) But, the midterm is only 15% of the over all grade, my 65/100 was only three points lower than the average score in the class, and the professor did not grade on a curve. (Yeah, I was shocked too. I mean, he’s a stats professor. )
There is some goods news though. Along with our midterms, we also got back our first of three graded case studies, which are worth 10% of our grade each (30% total). Because my team is awesome, we got a 98 out of 100, which is great!
That means that, even though I got a “D” on my midterm, when averaged with my grade from the case study, I still have an 81.5%. That’s a “B,” if just barely, and that’s all I need to pass the class. So, I/we just have to do well on the next two case studies, and I have to not mess up on the final exam, and I’ll be in good shape.
My goal is to pass this class. Even if I’m only able to do it by the skin of my teeth, that’ll be fine. I’ll take it.
And now that I’ve seen one exam, I have a better idea of how to study for the next exam. And, I understand how to interpret regression a lot better than I understood how to interpret many of the concepts from the first part of the class, and regression is what we’re spending the rest of class on.
So it should be good.
I get my second midterm back tonight (I hope), and my third midterm is scheduled for Thursday. Wish me luck!
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