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Congratulations! Deneb

Posted by Racer on October 6, 2007, at 21:00:48

In reply to I got my first organic chem II test back, posted by Deneb on October 3, 2007, at 23:11:55

Congratulations, Deneb. You've done a good job, and I give you the Racer Seal of Approval -- just feed it lots of herrings and it'll be happy...

I hope you don't worry about the grade, though. I've found that that sort of thinking tends to lead to a very bad place, where I've decided I'll only be satisfied by much more than I can actual accomplish -- in other words, that sort of thing can set one up for failure and feeling bad and self-loathing, etc. It's been much better for me to focus on learning as best I can, and doing as well as I can to reflect the fact that I've learned it when it comes to exams. Added benefit to that is that I do tend to get As, although I've never yet had an A+ in college. Maybe one day I will, but I'm satisfied with a plain A.

I've even survived finally getting a B.

If I said I was proud of you, Deneb, I'd feel as though I was patronizing you. I'm not in any position to be "proud of you," but I am very, very pleased for you, and if I was in a position which would make it appropriate, I would certainly be proud of you.

(Hm... By the way, I would be proud of you on this one not because you got over 90%, but because you've worked so hard. THAT is the part that impresses me, not the resulting grade.)




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