Today was a bad day because...

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  1. lu0s3r322 macrumors 6502a

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    it's impossible for me to get an A in Precalculus, but even if i get a B my GPA will still be a 3.8
     
  2. pianoman181 macrumors regular

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    Ah c'mon man. Precalc... that's like matrixes and difference quotient and stuff... Those were the days. Sucks on the not able to get an A part... always next semester?
     
  3. imacintel macrumors 68000

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    Because I can't complete a certain flight test I am working on. I got 75%, just enough to pass. :(
     
  4. TheAnswer macrumors 68030

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    Because I just got a craving for Trader Joe's mint filled dark chocolates. But they've already closed. :(
     
  5. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    Because I got 75% on my GH quiz. Not a huge problem, but it sure sucks.
     
  6. mcarnes macrumors 68000

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    ...I fell down the stairs and broke my leg in 3 places. :(

    Naw, it was actually a pretty good day. But tomorrow on the other hand...
     
  7. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  8. Chundles macrumors G4

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    You should move down here, 75% is an awesome mark.

    If you satisfy all the required knowledge of the courses here and show you have a good level of understanding wrt the topics then you get the pass mark of 50%. 75% would be considered a Distinction and shows a high level of understanding and ability. Most people would be scoring in the 60's.
     
  9. Felldownthewell macrumors 65816

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    Eh. I got a 68% on my geometry test. I got all the hard parts (midpoints, distance of a line etc) but forgot easy algebra 1 and 2 stuff like equations of lines. Gah. But my teacher likes me and knows I tried really hard and just messed up so he gave me 5% back, so its not failing! yay!
     
  10. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    cravings

    i'm craving golden spoon peanut butter frozen yogurt! sadly, they closed half an hour ago. tomorrow is another day....
     
  11. annk Administrator

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    This is interesting, the way grades tend to mean different things in different places. Makes it hard sometimes when trying to move one's course of study around the globe.

    I got a C in a course here at the University of Oslo. I was embarrassed (in the States, at least the part I come from, a C is nothing to brag about), especially since it was a course I loved and worked very hard at, until one of my classmates told me a C actually is a decent mark here. Here, they use "E", so the grading scale is "narrower", if that makes sense. At home, they don't use "E", so a C is lower.
     
  12. MrSmith macrumors 68040

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    ...the sun is the same in the relative way, but I'm older.
    Shorter of breath and one day closer to death.

    I'm feeling too mortal. Or maybe it's SAD.
     
  13. barkins macrumors regular

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  14. Chundles macrumors G4

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    Yeah, you should see the US students come over here on exchange and totally freak out when they get marks in the 60s and 70s for work that would get them marks in the 80s and 90s back home.

    It's funny to watch them freak out. The exchange co-ordinators spend a fair while educating the students about expecting lower marks.
     
  15. iMacZealot macrumors 68020

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    I got a 65 on a quiz (not too bad because I get an A on pretty much everything else sso it doesn't matter) and this stupid guy in my class intentionally tripped me in gym class while I was trying to score. He punched a kid in the face later in the day. I've been constantly analysing his personality in my head, and I've realised that he's a very insecure person who builds a veneer of brevado and selfishness to hide it. I'm one of very few people that doesn't let that veneer get to me, and I can defend myself and easily break him down. I realised that if I just let him build up his brevado and leave him alone, we'll be fine, and I did that today, but apparently, that didn't work. (Longest compound sentence ever. I have the weirdest thoughts....:rolleyes: )
     
  16. pixelbaker macrumors member

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    Because I'm pretty sure I flunked a College Algebra test today. I've expressed this concern in another thread recently, but does anyone else see a trend? Math is ruining the lives of millions.:D
     
  17. Leareth macrumors 68000

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    I fixed a Win XP PC today.

    I discovered that Office 2007 default files are not compatible with Office:Mac...

    My triple caramel macchiatto was decaf.
     
  18. spicyapple macrumors 68000

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    I generally don't have bad days, but if I had to think of something bad happening yesterday, let me see..

    No free time to catch up on the latest episode of Torchwood because my schedule is really, really busy at the moment.

    Stressed a bit with work, but nothing I can't usually handle. :)

    My back is a bit achy from the long hours.

    See a trend?

    No worries, mate. Failure only happens when you give up. Can you retake the test? ps. I love your name.
     
  19. GnarleyMarley macrumors 6502

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  21. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Oh now it's been bad so far.

    Woke up at 8am due to some kind of road resurfacing going on. Loud as hell it was! Tried sleeping until my mate Paul rang. He was going to give me a lift into Manchester, nice chap. as I have to hand some coursework in.
    I tried ringing him from 9am to 11am and no answer. I ask my dad to give me a lift to the bus stop. Get a text message off him saying "forgot" and if I would mind getting a lift tomorrow. Right, because my deadline can be altered by him.
    The bus driver refuses me, claiming my bus pass has been faked (hasn't, and I'm going to report him). so I toddle off home sending a text message back saying something along the lines of "thanks, ****er".

    Supposed to be my last day before the Christmas break too.
     
  22. Oryan macrumors 6502a

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    Because I got a 55% on my Classical Dynamics final so my grade went down to a C.
     
  23. princealfie macrumors 68030

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    IKEA rocks da house!
     
  24. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Karma restored everything.

    So I set off for uni again. It rained (had too really). Woman at the bus stop was smoking (hate it). THEN the bus turned up. his ticket printer was broke so I got on for free :D
    Bus stops in town. Waits about 15 mins before the driver says "sorry, it's terminating here", so everyone jumps on another bus, thankfully with no ticket checking.
    Get to uni, find out the tutorials have been pushed forward! Very happy now. Then spend an extra 2 hours just waiting with nothing to do at all. FINALLY I get in and me and my lecturer talked as mates. Really brightened up my day, turns out he's writing a screenplay too :D

    Got a Meal Deal. Got home. Mate apologised like hell to me for not giving me a lift. Karma restored. *PHEW*
     
  25. Luis macrumors 65816

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