I just wrapped up my first full week back to school. All in all, I am pleased with my professors. I pulled them each aside the first day of classes to inform them of the custody case and court hearing date, as I want to be up front in case I get a "surprise" court hearing scheduled within a few days. I never can tell what bullshit is going to come up when my father is so deeply involved. All of them were understanding.
I have a busy semester ahead of me for sure. This next week I have two tests scheduled, one of which will have 80 questions on something we only half way covered in class. Le sigh. I have one more week before my 5th class starts. I also greatly under estimated my need for a lunch break and restroom breaks. I have back to back classes with only 15 minutes in between each class starting at 9 am. The granola bars just aren't holding me over. I'm going to have to figure something out soon. (Suggestions?)
On Friday, we got our results back from our Math quiz. My Math class is 2 hours long and is my third class. On the day of the quiz, I pretty much had to go pee as soon as I got to school, but I didn't have time to go to the bathroom before the first class started. Nor did I get the chance in between the first and second or the second and third class.
I knew we had a quiz scheduled, but I was hoping it would be given at the beginning of class so I could take a break before the lessons started. But, she jumped right in. Then, I thought to myself, if I could just make it through the first lesson, she would give the quiz in between the first and second lesson, in hopes of making sure no one was leaving early, and then I would go. Nope. The second lesson started and I wanted to make sure I understood everything, so I just tried as much as I could to not think about it, but I was in PAIN. HAD. TO. GO. NOWWWW. As soon as the second lesson was over, she handed us our quizzes. I put my name on my paper, answered the five problems, and headed out to the restroom.
Fastforward to Friday. She hands our quizzes back. I have a 6 out of 10, a 60%. WTF? I had all the answers right. Then, she began talking. She told us to read the top of the paper and that's when I saw it. "Choose TWO problems to answer. Show your work. Put a box around your answer." Each ONE of our TWO was worth FIVE points. She took off one point for not following directions and answering them all (even though they were all correct), one point for not showing my work on the second problem (it was easy enough to do in my head), and two points for not putting a box around each answer.
ARE YOU FUCKING KIDDING ME? I was so fucking pissed. I think it's bullshit. I am in COLLEGE, not middle school where you get the "trick" test/quiz and you get to the last problem that says "Go back and read the directions." I'm still very likely to get an A in the class and it probably only really takes away 1 point of my overall average, but that is MY point. I understand that I should have read first, but I had to pee really fucking bad and she never even said "pay attention to the directions." Grade me based on my motherfucking work, not on boxes and answering too many problems.
Bleh. A little bitter? Uh, yeah.