Thursday, December 2, 2004

The Home Stretch

Tonight I had my penultimate class in my penultimate course at University of Phoenix. I've got one more week of Economics, the rest of December off, and then five weeks of the "capstone course," which is basically about ethics. Cool!  After that it will be time to study for the CPA exam, possibly time to move, get a new job, start a new life--or, at least, an upgrade on the life I've got.

John wasn't sufficiently congratulatory, so I'm going to brag to you now. I was the only person in my 29 person class to get a perfect score on last week's Economics quiz. I've reproduced part of this document below. Note the places where I corrected my instructor's errors. You also get to laugh at my lousy handwriting.

Can't take this quiz on Quizilla. But who would want to?
Tonight after class I logged on to the student website and got sucked into an End of Course survey, an end of program survey, and a timed learning assessment proficiency exam. I wasn't sure what would happen if I clicked away without taking the exam, so I decided to just go with it. At midnight I was busy answering 42 questions (I'm sure that wasn't what Deep Thought was talking about!) based on two years of coursework. I got 31 questions right, for 74%. I assume that means I passed. I'd have done better had I read a few questions more carefully or taken more time over them, or looked up some answers in the books next to my elbow. Ehh. As long at it doesn't hurt my GPA, I suppose it doesn't matter. Also, several questions were about statistics, a course they didn't make me take for some reason. Oddly, I got all those questions right.

So now I have until Dec. 29th to apply to be at commencement on March 19th.  That's nine days after my 48th birthday. My dad will be 82 by then.  I'm going to invite him here to see his daughter graduate, for real this time, 25 years late.

Karen

7 comments:

alphawoman1 said...

He is going to be so proud.

alphawoman1 said...

He is going to be so proud.

alphawoman1 said...

He is going to be so proud.

alphawoman1 said...

Sorry about that.  I couldn't get the screen to close and kept pounding away on the save key!

ryanagi said...

Alphawoman said it thrice. LOL I have gone back to school three times. I have yet to FINISH! You should be VERY proud of yourself. It's a big accomplishment to do this on your own.

shellys555 said...

Great going, Karen. :)

sakishler said...

Congratulations, congratulations! You rule!

I especially admire your willingness to correct the instructor's errors. Bad spelling begone.