Sometimes being a student really sucks...
Here's to an 8:00 AM Exam!
... enjoy every second of it. 8AM deadlines for M&A deals are not nearly as enjoyable... and Good luck.
mergers and acquisitions
Murders and executions?
Careful the real S.E.C monitors this board very closely. I do not want to get busted for insider trading. But please tell me what company you are going to buy.
"I mean everyone kills people, murders people, steals from you, steals from me, whatever."
you get paid for that.
Nothing like sneaking up on the wrong side of 8am after months of work culminating in marathon worksessions running multiple all-nighters negotiating term sheets and definitive documentation for acquisitiions.
Yeah, bankers and lawyers get paid for this, but it's still exhausting, painful, excruciating. Getting paid helps.
I still remember walking to my first final at 7:30am in 2000. It was so damn cold that morning...probably close to 0 degrees with bad wind chill...and I had to walk from the Hill to Angel Hall. I felt like I was going to freeze to death. I was so happy to get there in one piece that I didn't care that I lost the A I had in my Calculus III class by totally screwing up the final. I hope for your sake that you don't have to make a similar journey. Good luck on the exam!
I have a Diff Eq. final tomorrow morning. Hopefully your experience from Calc III isn't a bad omen or anything. I'm writing a paper for my upper level Chemistry class, due at noon. Its been an amazing 3.5 years to date, its just times like these that really put a damper on that college experience.
I'm sure someday I'll look back on these days and miss them tho...
I also complained a lot that college (the actual classes) was getting in the way of my college experience. But I definitely miss even the days where I had to study for hours on end. I'm sure you will too.
I am still bitter at George Stokes for coming up with Stokes' Theorem though. That Calc III theorem was the death of me that cold December, 2000 day. I always fucked that one up. And just my luck, that was like 40% of the final that day.
Seriously? I'm on my way to Lorch to take the Calc III final in about an hour, and Stokes, Green, and any other theorists can suck it right now.
The way they teach Green's and Stokes' theorems in Calc III sucks. Not to mention that they're not really used except in high level physics where simple computer programs can give you the answer more quickly.
I hope you survived. When I took the final, there was only supposed to be one section on Stokes' theorem (~20% of the final). Instead, there was a whole second section on it...it was almost half the test. I was so pissed cause it was the only thing in the class I struggled on. God I hate Stokes. And yeah, fuck Stokes.
Quite possibly the worst class ever. Calc III was ok though.
Calc III in Fall 2000? You were apparently in my class... and yes, that final sucked.
My worst grade on a final in college. Luckily I was doing really well in the class up until that point, so I only dropped to a B+ if I remember right. I hope you did better than me on that test.
I have accounting 271 tomorrow @ 10:30, and currently pulling an allnighter.... wish me luck
bring extra batteries. My calculator died halfway through my Acct 271 exam.
Ended that sentence incorrectly. Clearly you do not know the difference between '.' and 'but...'
Allow me to help.
"I slept with your mom, but..." has an implied connotation that perhaps nothing happened, whereas "I slept with your mom." is a steadfast statement of fact.
Oh, and tell her to call me.
To make up for the crazy hours we spend studying for extremely difficult finals, we have ridiculously awesome football and hockey tea...
Well, I always liked volleyball and water polo best anyways?
Softball and women's basketball.
FWIW, I'm just ready for softball, specifically, Nemitz and Taylor, to just overpower the Big Ten this year.
woo MCDB422 in 6 hours
who has to come in at 5:30 to make sure all the equipment in the classrooms are working so you can take your exam.
how about the professor? Despite some of the tenured guys who can do whatever they want, most of them are on campus long before the students are even sliding out of bed.
Oh, who am I kidding-- it's a pretty sweet gig.
My brother is a tenured prof up at MSU, and I roll my eyes whenever he complains about his job teaching the unwashed and hungover masses up in Spartyville. IMHO there is no better deal in the world of work than being a university professor
--Minus the doctorate you have to spend an extra 4-6 years getting.
being a graduate student is fun, though.
I couldn't disagree with you more.
I got to see that stuff up close and personal when I got my PhD and let me tell you, it did not look appealing.
You know that nagging feeling that you should always be doing something more--more studying, more research, more revision... that never goes away when you're a faculty member at a prestigious research university.
Parts of the job are sweet, I will grant you that. However, faculty are never off the clock. The job doesn't end at 5pm--in fact it never ends. It's like being a student with no graduation in sight. There is always something else you need to spend time on if you want to stay up to date and valued in your field. There wasn't a faculty member I knew who had a life I envied.
Thanks for putting it all in perspective.
Good luck everyone! <3
This wasn't at Michigan, but I overslept a final once and woke up with my alarm blaring for an hour and counting with the exam already 20 minutes over.
Hopped on my bike, and I was so amped up from adrenaline, I destroyed the exam and was even the first one to finish.
Sounds like my Engin 101 final. Thankfully I had Bielejew (phonetically: Bee-uh-lie-if) and it was a super easy final.
i had bielejew for engin 101, too! that is, i had him the 2nd time i took engin 101.
i graduated with a psych degree.
that will make you feel that much prouder in the years to come when you look at your diploma hanging on the wall. The steepest mountains tend to also be the highest.....
Today, I have my late exam, 10 a.m....between two 8 a.m.s lol
already failed my EECS 280 exam and am about to fail my calc III exam. have to retake both and will be on academic probation next semester :(.
You don't play safety or corner do you? God i hope not.
I failed that 280 exam too a couple of semesters ago, and I took it as a tech elective. *face meet palm*
When I took 280 the exams only counted for 35% of the total grade, with programs counting for 65% - aced the course solely for that reason (earned 100% credit for programs, but averaged a C on exams).
281 & 381 (especially 381) will kick it up several notches. I went on and off academic probation several times; it's quite a long haul. Hang in there, if I can pull it off then I know others can.
EECS 280 was the turning point of my academic career at Michigan. After failing both midterms, getting zeroes on the final three program assignments, bombing the final, and picking up three honor code violations for copying other people's code, it was pretty clear to me that I should change my major. And change I did... to IOE.
Wow that sounds absolutely awful.
I was doing fine when i was in LSA, transferred into Engineering for CSE and it has been downhill since then. Maybe i'll just go be a psych major and enjoy the rest of my 6 years of undergrad.
I'm an LSAer through and through, (Poli Sci, what!) but have always deep down wished I could hang with the School of Engineering kids, especially the EECS boys/girls. (By "hang with", I mean know what they know and do what they do.)
I feel like they are quite possibly some of the smartest kids around.
Did you have Kieras (sp?) for EECS 280?
He was my first 280 prof, and he was totally worthless. All around terrible lecturer and communicator. He also had little time for EEs (such as myself) required to take 280 who otherwise held little interest in heavy duty programming.
His office hours were on the other side of North Campus from our lecture hall, and scheduled immediately after lecture.
Also loved the section leader who told us, "Uh...I know C really well, but I'm not up on C++." Gee, thanks pal..what is the focus of this course again?
We were also one of the first classes to deal with the dread autograder. Trying to ESP what input script they might use was just loads of fun. The best moments were when you thought you had fairly robust input handling, you were on your third and final autograder submission, and the autograder feedback seemed to indicate your code hung on an error you were positive you'd fixed.
So yes, I also failed 280 the first time I took it, and it almost drove me from EECS. I retook it under another professor and got a B.
Still doesn't help me explain my 'damaged' transcripts to employers an MSEE and a DECADE later.
The professor for my class was Charles Antonelli, and he was beyond worthless. And apparently I'm not the only one that feels that way: http://www.ratemyprofessors.com/ShowRatings.jsp?tid=774451
During my time as a student at Michigan, there were only two professors/lecturers that I would describe as beyond worthless. One was Antonelli, and the other was Richard "Don't call me Dick" Gerth. Any IOE students reading this should be very familiar with that name and know exactly what I mean.
I had Jeff Ringenberg, who is actually really good, i just need to go to class and start on projects earlier.
Maybe you should be studying instead of on MGoBlog. Just sayin'.
i forgot my calculator to my chem 130 final. it's really fun trying to estimate things like 1.786E-8 * 7.203E-17. somehow i still got a B on it
Math 116: the only place one can earn B for an exam on which they scored 40%.
Sometimes I swear professors write an exam just to see how badly people can fail it.
NERS 211. Intro to Nuclear Engineering for non-engineers (basically full of IOE kids). The best exam score was a 65%, the average was like 25%, yet I think everyone got an A. It was the only class I got an A+ on in college. The professor was hilariously fun.
Ronald Fleming was the guy's name. What was funny was that the stuff he covered in class was not at all what was actually on the exam. That class was the one and only time where I sat down to take a test, didn't understand one single question, and yet didn't feel panicked or pressured at all. Somehow I ended up with an A- despite bombing both midterms and probably the final as well. Looking back on it now, I feel like I got cheated.
My EECS 280 prof (back in Winter '07) straight up told us that his goal for every exam is to have an average of about 50. I guess if you go into it like that, it isn't a huge deal. He argued you get better spreads of scores and you can better evaluate how well students understand the material.
He was a really good prof and it made sense, but god is that stressful for a student.
See I just can't understand that thinking. Why instructors have to make something so excruciatingly difficult that the average is a typically failing grade, only to curve the tests so that the highest scores of failing grades pass the class is beyond me.
Wouldn't it be easier to just, you know, make an exam that is somewhat passable and the average a 70% like every other class is?
I mean it's somewhat demoralizing to spend hours on end studying for a test only to take it and fail. How is that helpful of learning the material?
a political science blue book that was a lot of writing. It made my hand hurt. Glad I passed college tho.
Sooo...can we get an update? How'd the exam go, rb? The suspense is killing me here.
They handed out the math 215 final, I looked at all the problems, and decided my time was better spent taking a nap. What a refreshing nap it was.
Hope the calc went well, I was surprised I passed calc III, but liked diff eq much better.
My first two finals of the semester are tomorrow, Aero245 and Physics 240 right after each other... on separate campuses. FUUUUUUUUUUUU-
And then Matscie220 on Monday. and then drinking heavily, packing while intoxicated, getting on a plane, going back to New York, and then wondering why I packed nothing but bikinis, underarmour, and my viking hat. I've got this down.