A break at last!
I finished with the third of my final exams today!
Thursday’s Final, Statistical Computing…I think I aced it. I feel like I’m too confident in that class, but what can I say? That’s how I feel.
Friday’s Final, Information Technology, I think I did okay on. Some questions were a bit tricky, but I did my best.
Saturday’s (today’s) Final, was the Corporate Finance one, and I -gasp- actually think I might have passed…! And hopefully, the professor curves the grades again (like he did for the two midterms)…fingers crossed!
Almost that time again.
Final exams are nearly here, and one can almost sense the silence on campus.
There are now more people stopping by my Corporate Finance lectures, well…today, anyway. The professor reviewed for the final today, and will do so some more on Thursday. Usually, there’s only a handful of people who actually attend lectures because they’re at 8 am. And no one likes to wake up early.
For me…I have an exam on Thursday (Statistical Computing), another on Friday (Information Technology), a third on Saturday (Corporate Finance), then lastly, one on next Friday (Forecasting, Time Series, and Regression).
However, because my Forecasting/Time-Series/Regression course has its final exam in two parts: an in-class part, and a take-home part, I’ll be staying all of next week until my last exam is done to finish the take-home part. This is because I don’t want to pay $60 some dollars to get the software myself. So, I have to stay, so I can use the school’s computer labs.
Do you remember…
when I posted about my three midterms?
I did post about that, didn’t I?
Well, anyway, after the midterms, I felt like I failed, aced, and did okay on them. Failed my finance midterm, aced my statistical computing midterm, and did okay on my time series regression midterm.
Turns out…I was..mostly right. I did fail my finance midterm, but the professor curved the scores by 30%, which is a MASSIVE amount. So I ended up getting about a 70% on the midterm…instead of my actual score of 40%. Abysmal…
I [mostly] aced my statistical computing midterm, but I noticed discrepancies in my score. The TA gave me more points than I deserved, and since I knew it would eat me alive if I didn’t mention it…I pointed out the error to my professor. She re-scored it, but gave me an extra point for honesty. Not as high a score as I initially was led to believe, but I do feel better knowing its my honest score.
Contrary to my thoughts, I DID ace my time series regression midterm! Yay for me! 99%, or 49.5/50. Only two people got 100%, but considering my class is only about 28 people, that’s not too bad.
I have three midterms coming up next week. Very sad, I know…
Let’s see…I’m going to fail my corporate finance midterm. I’m going to fail my time series, regression, etc midterm. And I’m going to ace my statistical computing midterm.
Spent a good 4 hours studying for corporate finance with my cousin [who happened to get an A+ when he took that course, with a different professor…I hate him just a little right now]. Anyway, he tried to tutor me, and I -think- I understand just a bit better now, but I’m still so confused on so many concepts [and how to apply them] in that course.
By the way…corporate finance was the course where I had the 8-hour homework.
So yes, if I miss a day or so of blogging, you’ll know that I’m either studying, making my cheat sheet(s), or being distracted and wishing I did not have midterms coming up.
…the last reason was why I did not blog yesterday.
VERY long homework.
I have just spent about 8 hours of my life working on ONE homework assignment. Its not even a page long.
But its Corporate Finance, and it took a VERY long time to figure out the solutions.
I’m so tired now…
normally, I’d be asleep by now, since I have an 8 AM class tomorrow, and its already 11:27 PM.
What shall I do?
…drink a gallon of coffee tomorrow morning.
For years, I have relied on my, or should I say, my sister’s, old graphing calculator, a TI-83 Plus. My sister allowed me to borrow it indefinitely when I took Algebra II back in high school. A good five to six years worth of schoolwork was aided by this calculator.
Unfortunately, many relationships come to end, and this…well, I cannot say it is ending, but I am no longer relying solely on this graphing calculator.
My business professor for corporate finance informed my classmates and myself that it would be a requirement to have a financial calculator. Perhaps understandably, I initially was rather surprised that there would even be such a thing.
But alas, a requirement IS a requirement.
For those curious minds out there, the model I bought is made by Texas Instruments, and is a BA II Plus, making its full “code” TI-BA II Plus. This is the model recommended by my professor, because it is “easy to learn” in terms of its usage. I guess I shall see how that goes.
On a few side notes, I recognized more familiar faces in my 2nd business course of the quarter. I also realized I am woefully out of shape, as it took me six minutes to cross the campus to my next class, and I was horribly out of breath by the time I arrived, with plenty of time to spare [however, I do like to know how long it takes me when I speed walk, so I know when I must leave if the professor keeps us late].
Therefore, on that note, I finish my summary of the day, and must say…please do try to keep in decent shape so you can get to your next destination swiftly and without a hair out of place if you need to do so while pressed for time.