I am going back to college this morning. I thought I’d have an early night last night, so that I’d be well rested and ready to face the day. Unfortunately that didnt work out to well for me. My next door neighbour decided that he was going to use a drill at 9:30 pm last night, and it went on for a while. Then he decided to run the vacume cleaner after the drill. To say I was pissed was an understatement. I eventually fell asleep but it was fitful sleep. I woke again at 1 AM and I’ve been up since. Its gone 2 AM now. Getting back to college, I am excited to go back. The first day back is always exciting, but it will also be kinda hard. I bet we’ll get our first assignment brief. I hope the lecturers explain what we have to do in a decent way. Our coordinator did give us one document about a week ago that had some information on the next assignment, so I know a little about it already. Its a pretty big one. I think part of it is that we have to visit an organisation related to mental health, and interview someone there and then create a poster presentation on the organisation and our findings. We also have to do an 800 word learner log. Not sure if there is more to it than that, but thats what I was able to find out about it so far. I’ll probably stay up now, class starts at 9:30. I need to book a taxi to get me there. I am leaving Nitro at home, he doesnt go with me to college. He gets too stressed out by the heat of the room. At least I was able to get a few hours of sleep, I suppose its better than nothing. I’ll probably be exhausted by the time mid afternoon rolls around, but I see dr. barry at 3:20 PM today so I cant nap in the afternoon even if I am tired.
I wish the grade for my journal of learning was out, I’ve been waiting and wating for it to appear, my tutor had told me it might be out last week, if she got around to correcting the journals and if not, it might be this coming week.
So far there’s nothing though. I keep checking on blackboard for it. But nothing yet.
Its causing me to be more than a little anxious. I really want a good grade. I am trying to not think about it too much. I am a little nervous, because I was meant to have 1800 words, but I only did 1400 since I couldnt think of anything else to put in to it.
I hope that is not going to effect my grade too much. I am thinking it might though. I might lose marks for not writing the right number of words.
Oh well. It is what it is I guess. What will be will be.
So finally! Finally I got hold of my coordinator in college! And finally she put up my grade on blackboard!
I eventually had to text her and she answered me, I told her that my grade wasnt up. She told me she’d check when she got back in the office. So she did, and she texted me back to say that it was up there, and had been up there for weeks.
I quickly texted her back telling her I didnt see it. So then she rang me. She talked me through where to look. And there it was. My bad. Thats what having no sight will do, you dont see things and blackboard can be hard to navigate at the best of times even with sight.
I asked her about my overall grade, she said it wouldnt show up as the last part of the first module our learner log hasnt been corrected yet. But she told me for the article review I got a B and for my presenation I got an A and she said I’ll probably get an A for my learner log, all going well, so overall I should have a first class honour in the module.
She said she’s hoping to have the learner log corrected this week, and if not then it wont be done for another two weeks, as she’s out of the office next week on annual leave.
I’m really glad I managed to get through to her today. The feedback I got on my presentation was excellent also. She gave me really constructive feedback.
And I really do hope I get a first class honour at the end of my course. A 2-1 is good too but I’d really love a 1-1.
I am frustrated with the coordinator of my college course, mental health in the community. she was supposed to put up my grade for a presentation she marked for me back in march, she told me my grade, I got an A on it, but I am waiting for her to put up my feedback and grade on blackboard, so I can see where I am at with my overall grade in the module. She keeps saying she will put it up but then she doesnt do it. She only works 3 days a week, so getting hold of her can be hard. I’ve emailed her tons of times about it, and one or two times she got back to me, saying she’d put it up, but lately, she hasnt gotten back to me at all and its still not up. I am beyond frustrated with her. I hate when someone says they’re doing something and then they dont do it. That annoys me to no end. I hope she’ll put it up soon. Meanwhile I will just have to try to not blow a fuse about it.
My college stuff is all sorted out now!
My friend went to our lecturer, and asked for his permission for me and her to do a new project. Normally he said he’d say no, but as we are so prepared he said yes to us. So we can now go ahead with the project we want to do! Yay!
We emailed the other 3 members of our former group, told them we were pulling out, and told them not to use our work in their presentation. Then we sent a copy of our work to the lecturer as well, just in case they don’t listen and try to use it and pass it off as theirs.
So its full steam ahead for us now. We’re working on putting our project together over the weekend, and on Monday we have a field trip planned. We’re meeting the coordinator of shine, which is the organisation we’re doing our project on, shine runs the basement club, that we’re both members of and we have also both volunteered in the past for them.
I know between the two of us we’ll ace this and get a good grade. We work hard, and we’re very particular, and we make sure things are up to scratch, not like the kinda stuff the others were trying to hand up.
I’m glad its sorted now. What a relief!
It looks like the thing last week, with our grades from college, where we thought we’d failed, was definitely a mistake.
My tutor emailed me, and she said nobody failed! So that means I’ve definitely not failed the last assignment! Woohoo I am so thrilled!
She said she’d go through with us tomorrow how to access the grades properly on blackboard. But I might go online in a little bit and look and see if I can figure out how to do it. I am excited to see what I got!
So all is well and boy am I happy I didnt quit!
I was almost quitting last friday! I am so glad I listened to my friend and waited and I am also really really thankful for all of you guys!
Thanks for being there for me! I really appreciate it!
I’m just so grateful I didnt fail!
Well guys, I am rethinking things. I may actually be able to stay in college after all. I panicked earlier, when I saw that F on my grades. I couldnt cope with it. But my friend denise emailed me, she said she got an F too. And she said she knows 8 others who also got f’s. So something is clearly up. Something is a miss.
I feel if I can sort it out thenI may stay in the course after all. Despite my symptoms, and despite what is going on, I do like the course, I enjoy it, I enjoy learning.
Denise has emailed brenda our coordinator. So have I. I also sent an email apologising for my earlier one I sent her.
I hope this works out. I am glad I wasnt the only one who got an F.