Old Sock Drawer

a story to tell, a novel you keep in a drawer

Old Sock Drawer header image 2

#016: Thoughts on school things

October 10th, 2008 by Mary Leong

Currently listening to: “What Became Of The Likely Lads” – The Libertines

(whaaa, Mary’s actually blogging about school-related things?!?!?!? I KNOW!)

After actually getting back my first Arts One essay today, I’ve realized that 1. everyone has been entirely serious when they advise us not to take the abysmal first grade too personally, 2. the barrage of essays really will not end (my current one on Medea can just go drown itself in the Styx), and 3. this is after all, university, and I oughtn’t expect the work or grades to be like high school (where any slip-shod piece of rubbish writing passed for proper work).

Aussi, je me sens vraiment très déçu car j’ai fait tant d’erreurs stupides pendant l’examen de mi-semestre. Après avoir regardé l’examen corrigé, sérieusement, j’aurais pu faire mieux. La prochaine fois! Une autre examen avec un note comme ça? Jamais!

On the up-side, Thanksgiving long weekend!

Tags:   4 Comments

4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Angeli Oct 10, 2008 at 7:26 am

    Love the Libertines :)

  • 2 Samantha Horton Oct 10, 2008 at 11:19 am

    For the record, I know this now, and I want to make it known to all the first years who are now freaking out in Arts One…Arts One is really, really hard. Meaning, this first year will be brutal, but next year, when you’re back in the general classes, you’ll be amazed at how well you do.

    Most of the essays I have written this year have been of a lower quality than my Arts One essays, but I’ve gotten higher marks.

    So, think about that and this won’t seem so scary.

    Oh! Also, don’t take your marks on essays too seriously. If you do, you’ll just be unhappy.

  • 3 Samantha Horton Oct 10, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    …I was inspired after writing my first comment to write a (rather long) Guide to Arts One. It’s in my journal, should you want some support!

    You can do it! (Goooooooo MARY!)

  • 4 Sean Brennan Oct 11, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    I <3 the libertines!…and i’d beg to differ about the whole ‘shoddy peice of work shouldnt be passed off in university’..check out my ENGL 110 In class essay..you’d PROBABLY want to kill yourself..or want to kill me.