Friday, 10 February 2006

Ugh

Well, I just got two more marks back. As you might remember, I got a 55 on my Sustainable Tourism essay (got that grade back in December). That is equivilant to a C in the states, and I thought that was quite fair, as I didn't really feel that I got into things as in-depth as I should/could have, but honestly, I wasn't too interested in putting much more effort into it. Today, I got informed that I got a 48 on my Politics and Policy (fair enough). What really surprised me was that I got a 53 in International Tourism and Globalization. I expected at least something in the 60s; felt I did B level work on that for sure. I even went and interviewed someone for the organization I did my presentation on. I'm tempted to just be really hacked off about it, but that grade is unmoderated (which means it could change) and I haven't seen the feedback on it. Well, I'm ticked anyway to be honest.

On top of that, my laptop is seriously acting up and I can do no work at home. Hopefully that will be rectified soon, as I'm not a fan of working in the library. Then again, if I am going to get crap grades, why worry!

Ok, enough ranting. Have plenty of very good stuff going on as well. Had a fantastic weekend in London and an upcoming trip to Amsterdam to look forward to:)

Back to essay writing...

modified to add: random useless info, but i think it's interesting. One of my classmates asked if Chapter 11 was named so because of 9/11, during a discussion we were having about why so many US airlines have gone into bankruptcy.

Oh, and I found out the 53 in ITG was due to the fact that although I had one of the best reports in the class, I had one of the worst presentations. Honestly, I know my presentation skills can be kind of shaky, but I thought the info was good and had a lot of fun working on it. Oh well, forget them! Where's the smiley with his pants down when I need it;)

5 comments:

Br1ck said...

pants or trousers? ;)

As to your marks, that's totally pants. Perhaps they would raise your grade if they considered the fact that American, not English, is your native language...? :D

Suzer said...

Thanks for the sympathy. I'll wait to get the comments/feedback before I lower my trousers to anyone in particular;)

Suzer said...

Btw, no comments yet, but I did find out what other people got as far as marks go, and in this class, majority of the class were graded very harshly on the presentation. I got a 13 out of 30 on the presentation and 40 out of 70 on the report, which I was told was good (the latter)...although that seems low to me. br1ck, be prepared for a while new way of grading, writing, etc if you do choose to come over here for uni.

Br1ck said...

You're on a masters course, yes? I'd assume undergraduate study would be easier, but yeah, from your description, it's very different from here. Somewhat daunting, actually...

Suzer said...

Yep, doing an MA but you are right, an undergrad degee will be challenging as well. I would by no means class uni over here as superior to that in the states, but If you are like me and planning it out based on more than just the school experience...

Can't remember...what degree are you going for and have you gone to uni in the states as well?