Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Ahhh, victory.

Last week, I studied my rear off in preparation for my Anatomy and Physiology lecture exam. I mean, I studied HARD. I ended up with a terribly sore neck and a really painful case of writer's cramp as well. I spent between 8 and 10 hours at the table that day studying. I wrote out 20 pages of notes front and back. I wrote out note cards. I tested myself over concepts and terms. I studied. And studied. The next day (test day) I had to spend the entire day at the hospital with KayTar for our specialist round up and spent a good portion of our time there memorizing my cards. The test was 100 questions and I flew through it. I knew the answers before even looking at the multiple choice options. I was in and out in 30 minutes and I knew I did well. The teacher's jaw dropped when I turned it in, and apparently after I left, he told the class, "Man! That girl just smoked through my test!"

But yesterday, when I looked up my grade online, it said I had an 86. 86?! No way. There was no way. I was shocked and fairly disappointed. I knew that material backwards and forwards and I shouldn't have made a B. I decided to talk to the teacher about it, because honestly, I was confident that I had done better than that. I'm really not that annoying student who ALWAYS thinks she's right...in fact, I largely keep my mouth shut in class...but this time, I really did think I was right. Sob, sob, wah, wah. I know. It was only a B. I'm ridiculous, but I knew I had a good grasp of the material, a better grasp than a B shows. When I got to class, I found out my grade was the second highest in the class. The professor offered to go over it with us in class because there were so many low grades (we're talking in the teens). In going over it, we discovered several errors in the grading key and I walked out of class with a 100 on that exam rather than an 86. Niiiiiice. And THAT was more like the grade I was expecting.

The moral of the story is there is nothing more satisfying than being right, except when being right also comes with a perfect score on a difficult exam.

There is a KayTar round up coming soon. Last week we saw genetics and neurology, Monday we saw the pediatrician, and tomorrow we see ophthalmology again (her left eye is drifting inwards). We're squeezing every drop we can out of this insurance before it is gone.

30 comments:

Janet said...

I knew you were brilliant.

Becca said...

Awesome! Great job. That IS satisfying. What a good professor, too, to admit his mistake. I have not always had the same experience. Grr.

InTheFastLane said...

Yeah!! I am glad you got the grade you deserved.

Mad Hatter said...

Congratulations, Smartie. BTW, since when is 86 a B? I thought anything above 80 was an A and anything above 90 was an A+.

Lisa b said...

100% woooohooooo Kyla!

Mama Drama Jenny, the Bloggess said...

You. Kick. Ass.

Can I say ass here?

motherbumper said...

Milk that insurance for all you can.

Dude, I knew you were smart so 100% - no surprise (yah Kyla!). And that happened to me once on an exam where I knew I aced it, got a low 60 and it turns out it was the answer key - never EVER keep the mouth shut and always track your own marks. Profs are only human.

You rock woman!

Family Adventure said...

Awesome, Kyla! I don't know how you do it, in between one insurance mess after another...you rock!

Heidi

Aliki2006 said...

Good for you!!!! You KNEW you were right, of course you did and how wonderful that you asserted this and got the grade you deserved.

Well done!

Good luck with the appointments!

alejna said...

Sweet! Good for you to follow up on that, and get the grade you deserved.

And I hope that you can milk that insurance plenty.

metro mama said...

That's awesome! I knew you were going to rock this stuff.

Dude--isn't 86 an A?

Wonders said...

Congrats on your test!

Kristin said...

Oh sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!! I'm so thrilled that it turned out this way.

You're totally rocking this mom/student thing, my friend. I'm so proud of you!

cinnamon gurl said...

Woohoo! You rock! In Canada anything over an 80 is an A. 70-80 is a B.

Hetha said...

Way to go girl!
Looking forward to the roundup. We've been doctoring lately too. Fun times, no?

ewe are here said...

Woo hoo! Brilliant!

Well done!

jo(e) said...

Woo hoo!

Good for you.

Julie said...

And doesn't that also mean that you got the highest score in the class? Because the other person who originally scored higher than you must've gotten credit for something that wasn't right...am I right? He he he. It is a testament to your brilliance and it's nice to be the best, too.

slouching mom said...

I'd expect nothing less from you. You're amazing. No joke.

~aj~ said...

Daaaaang! You go girl!

crazymumma said...

sweet and well deserved mark. the squeaky wheel gets the grease.

Chaotic Joy said...

Good for you! I am in awe.

Bea said...

You rock, Kyla. I'd pick you over an answer key any day.

Beck said...

There IS nothing better than being right.
86 is a B? REALLY? I thought Bs were grades in the 70s.

Kyla said...

Our grade scale here is:
90+ A
80+ B
70+ C
60+ D

So you Canadians get 20 points worth of A's?!

painted maypole said...

woo-hoo! good for you!!!

Don Mills Diva said...

You are awesome! An awesome genius! Congratulations.

dawn224 said...

good for you!

I never made higher than a 95 on an AP test and *ahem* the tests were *ahem* available for *studying*.

Jennifer said...

Gotta love that feeling!!! Congrats!

kittenpie said...

Woo-hoo! Lookit you go!
Aren't you the most awesomest.