March 27th, 2012

One Passed, One Failed

At least that's how I feel about tonight. We finally got our second assignments back, and aside from various remarks throughout, the following comments are written at the end of mine:

Very good. You did a thorough job of explaining AS and OCPD disorders and how they differ from normal development. The only thing I would have liked more in this paper is if you would have explained Piaget's Stages and then talked about how AS and OCPD people differ in their development from that stage and the one Piaget thinks people should be cognitively at that age. Otherwise, it was very well written. 13/15 = 87%.

Upon reading the assignment outline again, I find that explaining the different stages was a requirement as well, which I wish I'd seen now, because it would've been an easy way to fill a page or so, but still, I have to think I did well for that being the only thing she said she would've liked me to have written more about. There are notes in the margins of the other pages as well, but they range from suggestions on grammar to saying that she liked how I argued that I wouldn't suggest ways to cure either disorder, as neither of them were life-threatening on their own. My large paragraph about defining "normal" apparently also went unnoticed, because she only put a couple checkmarks in it, so altogether, that's two down, and one to go, which I am extremely dismayed to say is in fact due next week. Fortunately, we've been given an extension, making it due on Wednesday the 4th, as we were originally to have two weeks to write it instead of just one, but right now, my energy for all things concerning that course is practically nonexistent, because of the test / quiz we had tonight. Right away, I didn't study. Technically, I did for about fifteen minutes, but reading through some notes between ~5:30 and 5:45 while feeling more an more anxious over how slowly time seemed to be going by doesn't count, so when it came time to set our things aside, I did pretty dismally. To look at it the same as I did the midterm, if I got half of the questions that I did answer right, my grade will be about 50%. I couldn't answer either of the short-answer questions, and for a fair portion of the others, was just selecting whichever answer sounded most right. It gets better too, but from then until the end of the night, class more or less improved. What happened after that, however...

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That said, however, it's already quarter to 7, and I don't want to be up as late as I was yesterday morning, so I'm going to end this just as soon as I mention how talking to Manoah went. He gave me his cell phone number (go figure that we've known each other as friends for a good two and a half years, and I still didn't have it), so tomorrow night around 6:30 or 7, I will call him to see if he has any plans for the evening. If not, I will go over there, and we will commence with the first session of altering my hair. On the other hand, if he's busy, I'll go over there on Wednesday night instead. One way or the other, something should happen by the end of the week, but that also means that I need to go through all of my notes from tonight tomorrow afternoon. It'll probably be a good thing to do though, because right now, the only thing I can remember of class is that we discussed psychological disorders. It's all written down / captured in digital picture form, but my memory? That's a completely different matter...