Tuesday, February 16, 2010

C is for.........crushed!!

A “C”??????? Really???? Not an “A” not a “B” not even a “B-“ but a flippin “C??” I scan the professor’s comments over and over again. A “C”???????? There were a total of 4 A’s in the class and I think around 8 or so B’s and I got a “C”? I scan over the comments for the 150th time. It’s not my best work, but it certainly wasn’t my worst. The comments, although plentiful, didn’t seem to be “C” comments. What did the people who got A’s and B’s do that I didn’t??

What is a perfectionistic woman to do??

Studying has taken the place of organization. Mail sits in heaps on the counter, dishes are piled up, carpets are unvaccuumed and I don’t even want to address the science projects in the back of the fridge. All in all……..school is totally kicking my butt!!

It seems as if the entire day is mocking my resolve to give myself a break! Even my jeans were way too tight today (after weeks of food revelry of Super Bowl and Valentine’s Day)….it’s Fat Tuesday and I feel just that……fat!!!!

A “C”?????

It’s been a l-o-n-g time since I have subjected myself to the letter grade system of judging the worth of my writing...... I am all for evaluation - - as long as I get an “A.” But a “C”??? It’s history for goodness sake…..not math…..not science!

So what now?? How do I approach this giant, rounded letter?


Robby said...

Can you ask for an example of "A" work?

Becky P said...

I did that today, Robby. The prof was most helpful......The paper was a short answer type questionairre. I was thinking he was a succinct-get to the point type of guy and what he really wanted was extensive extrapalation. That I can do next time!!!

Anonymous said...

I am cracking up because being the sensitive mother that I am...I tell my kids "C" is for crap. It's amazing that I fail to motivate them with that pearl of wisdom. As for your grade, I did have a professor once who changed a grade on a paper from a B- to an A...he said he must have been tired when he read it. Don't be afraid to question. It sounds like you figured him out tho and I bet next time you'll do better.

Becky P said...

Thanks, Peggy. That "C" just blew me away!! Good news though--I got a "B+" on my Renaissance paper with an option to rewrite for an A. Whew!

When my kids were in high school, I had an outlook similar to yours regarding grades -- I was definitely not one of those parents who thought "trying" was enough.....but now that the shoe is on the other foot.....eeek!! :)