So I’ve been a bit absent from this space for a while–school commitments have largely demanded my attention with two midterms last week. Sometimes I truly amaze myself: I had managed to confuse the exam dates for each test with the previous class date. I had thought that my Numerical Analysis exam was on Monday when it was actually on Wednesday, and that my Calculus III exam was on Tuesday when it was actually on Thursday. Brilliant, I know.
Despite my staggering ability to undermine my education, my confusion worked to my advantage–the classes that I thought I would be taking exams were actually devoted to reviewing for said exams. So, I was able to reaffirm the content I had so frantically been studying over the weekend and brush up on some of the finer points of multivariable calculus and LaGrange interpolation.
The tests themselves went reasonably well–I actually enjoy test taking. There’s just something fun about sketching out three dimentional shapes and writing elegant solutions to problems when you actually know what you’re doing. The results came back this week. I earned a 73% on the Calculus, which, considering the fact that I fear failing this class more than death, was quite satisfying. I fared better in Numerical Analysis with an 87.5%.
I also met up with a student advisor with the Dean of Student Affairs last week. She assured me that, assuming I pass my classes and file my graduation request form that day (which I did), I will actually graduate in January. Though the commencement ceremony won’t actually be until May 2004, I will officially have graduated with my Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. Finally.
Needless to say, after five and a half full-time semesters at County College of Morris, the loss of 20 credits by transferring to Rutgers University, and another five and a half full-time semesters there, I did a little happy dance leaving the office. In ten weeks, I’ll officially be a free man.
What am I going to do with myself then?