Apr 30 2008
Last week I took an economics test that I studied hard for a week for. I had to get a 91 on the test to get an A in the class and was determined to do so. I have never studied like I did for that damn test and my hard work didn’t pay off.
I went over every question and equation repeatedly. I knew everything there was to know for that test and I still didn’t get that 91. The whole reason is because I didn’t get the time to finish 4 questions.
The professor actually ended the test 10 minutes before the class was over, with 4 questions, including one worth 5 points extra credit. The worst part is the 3 regular questions were worth double! When I went over the test tonight I got every question right, every single question except for what I didn’t have time to finish.
Those 3 questions were worth the equivalent of 6 questions, or 12 points, and I knew how to do the extra credit, another 5 points. I’m sure I would have scored a 105 on that test, but I was screwed by time.
I scored an 87, one right question short of an A in the class, and the final is optional and pretty much impossible. Hard work doesn’t always pay off…