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D got his midterm exam grades: 98 in history and 100 in sociology.

He actually got the highest grade in his history class, according to an email from his professor which expressed severe disappointment in the low grades and a rejiggling of the syllabus in order to spend the next class going over the exam. Now D feels guilty for messing up the curve, but I told him, hey, the exam was clearly passable for anyone who attended class, took notes, and prepared like you did. Don't feel bad because they suck.

I think this week he has to plan to meet with his advisor to choose classes for next semester. He'll be relieved to finish this sociology class; he really doesn't like the extremely liberal take on everything. I think he's just going to have to get used to it.

As for me, Hoover was taking applications through last Friday, so I'm hoping to hear something this week, although I'm not holding my breath.

Current Mood: okay okay
Current Music: let's go to the mall--robin sparkles

4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: March 21st, 2010 08:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
98 and 100? Wow! That's fantastic! I can't remember the last time I got a 100 in anything. Are you two going to do anything to celebrate?

No surprise that Sociology is taught rather liberally. I think liberal and sociology are synonymous in the context of College Academia. To a lesser extent Political Science, maybe.

Are you going to write The Graduate?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: March 21st, 2010 09:03 pm (UTC) (Link)
These are still undergraduate prereqs (and freshman level), so it's only going to get harder from here. We'll celebrate when he makes it to the end.

I'm still thinking about it....
cal_reflector From: cal_reflector Date: March 21st, 2010 09:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
I also had a general question about the Regency, which you are expert in:

The book I've read characterizes the era and its leading characters as: Vulgar, vain, silly, hedonistic, shallow, promiscuous, and showy slaves to fashion. Greed was actually not among the traits I was impressed by. I think this is because the newly rich from Victorian industrialization and free markets had not entered the scene yet. Do you find this assessment accurate?

Also, how would you describe the stereotypical Man and Woman of upper crust Regency?
mellowcandle From: mellowcandle Date: March 22nd, 2010 03:07 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm not an expert at all. Confusing me with someone else?
4 pathetic excuses or justify your existence