Final Exam: A Major Scam
I was hired by urdzy to blabber about my life. You probably didn't know me, but I am Tomoko. xD I'm using my staff e-mail and I moved my blog and everything there, so that should explain the different names and all. But I'm still the same Tomoko you guys probably only knew as a crazy staff here who's writing unfinished stories... or probably you guys didn't know the crazy stuff or story stuff. LOL. Now you know, right? Right? Right?
So today, I was at the accounting office to pay for my tuition fee and other miscellaneous bills. I was very confident that I didn't have to do any adjustments because I passed all of my subjects. I'd just received my grade in Statics of Rigid Bodies, and I'm kind of elated at the moment because I know I didn't have to repeat any subjects. XD Engineering is hard, too. We have like 4-5 math subjects in one term plus two or three laboratory classes for electric circuits analysis or something. >.> So here goes... There were a lot of people there D: and when I say a lot, the air conditioners were having a hard time keeping the place cold. Well, I'm sure we all know about the thermal equilibrium and all that stuff in Physics. The room was small and other students had their parents in there which contributed to the noise and carbon dioxide that made the room hotter. But I managed to have my fee reach the cashier and I only had to type ten sentences in this blog when my name was called and the official receipt was given.
I have to say I'm very lucky in one subject, which is Statics. As in, extremely lucky. I don't know if it's some kind of sick and twisted fortune star that befell on me. Because I know if I fail the final exam in that subject, I would be failing it, too. My quizzes were not too good - I failed quizzes one and two. My third quiz was never given but I am very sure it failed, too. So flashback before the exam, I went out of my way to study Statics. Slept at 8, woke up at 1 am and studied until 9 am before I went to school. All the while though, I felt like my notes were insufficient for me to make it to a passing grade. *sobs* I forgot to go to the chapel to pray for my salvation, plus I somehow encountered something irritating that day that made me swore and swore all through out. So I went to the designated room of the exam and when I saw the proctor-in-charge, my heart almost stopped dead. When the final exam questions and the scantrons were handed out, I scanned through the pages and I almost cursed loudly. So, I tried my best to answer and solve everything. However, the test was a multiple choice of 50 items, 2 points each with 4 letter choices (A, B, C, D) each number. That gives me a very low probability of getting the correct answer. The fifth choice to be shaded, (named "E") was when the answer could not be found in the four choices given. How cool is that?! The final exam lasted for three hours. And when the professor stood up, I had only shaded 10 certain items, which was equal to 20 points. OH DEAR GAD! So during the last 15 minutes, I spent 3 minutes calculating the score I needed in order to have the least passing grade for the subject. The calculator reflected a 51.666666 worth of points in the finals and my eyes were like @_@. The remaining time was for the shotgun. Shotgun means randomly deciding which of the choices - A, B, C, D or E - will be the correct one for a number, and shading the corresponding letters in the answer sheet provided. The final exam was a scam, indeed. A scam, I must repeat. I was chanting that spell until the time was up. The bell rang and I knew it would be my downfall, and so is yours if you can't decode the key today. You have to know what I used in order to record my answers in the final exam.
After the dilemma, my friends and I chatted in our own Facebook private group about the final exam. We all had this thought in unison: The final exam is truly a hoax, indeed. We also had this uniform speculation regarding the contributors in the final exam: They were nothing but a bunch of sadists who wanted to take away the dreams and future of aspiring candidates for the honor roll this term. And truly they were! Even during the vacation, I never get to enjoy it because I was worrying about my final grade in there. Fast forward to the grade-giving day, September 1, 2011, Statics grade didn't show up, instead a dash. Cold-sweat broke out. I consulted with my classmates and theirs were also displayed as dashes. I was relieved and worried, too, if I will pass or not. We called the professor and he said he submitted the grades already and there must be a problem with the school's site that's why it was never showing up. And just today, the website reflected my grade and I passed. *huge sigh of relief* And so it followed that I was able to pay the fee in relief, because it will be a great hassle if I failed the subject. Also, it's a good thing because my parents will not have their bloods boil at me. LOL.
1.Ano Ko to Issho volume 03 chapter 09 - My favorite part is the author's notes - be sure to look them over! So funny! =D
2.Hyper Baby volume 02 chapter 09 - Bad guys on the move!