Sunday, December 19, 2010


Statistics ends tomorrow.  You heard it right...tomorrow!  Phew!  I really have until February to finish the class, but I was having so much fun, I thought, what the heck, let's just speed things up and stress life wayyy out and go for it right at holiday time.  No, not really.  BYU Independent Study is setting up a new online system for their students, so they are shutting down their system from the 23rd to January 3rd, so if you have anything you need for your class, you have to print it off to use it during this time.

Statistics is completely online.  I figure I was close enough to being done that I had better get myself in gear and get going and just get it done before the closure.  Before I knew about this, I was doing about a half a lesson a day.  I figured out that in order to be done before December 23rd, I would have to do two lessons a day.  My family has sacrificed greatly.

So, here's where I stand....I had to complete 83 quiz-like assignments.  These had to be turned in all at the same time--right before I ordered the final.  They were counted as one grade.  I got a 96%.  Yes, folks, that is what we like to call a miracle.  Oh, did I say miracle.  I mean MIRACLE!

That 96% helped my grade TREMENDOUSLY!  So, here's what I figure.  If I go and bomb the final--the lowest I can get to pass the class is a 55%.  If I were to get that 55, I would end up with a C.  If I get 100%, I will get a high B.  So, I'm feeling pretty good about things.

This has been a tough class.  I put it off for a very long time.  It was originally scheduled to be taken when I was pregnant with Lachlan.  No way!  I knew it had to be rescheduled, but I didn't want it to be my last class.  That would have left and awful taste in my mouth about this whole experience, so here I am.

I now have three classes left--adolescent literature, which I am also taking right now, but have put on the back burner while I focus on stats; career strategies; and financial planning.  I will then take the capstone and be done.  YAY!!!

One of the things that made statistics difficult was that when I was frustrated and not understanding what I was studying, I would open a new tab and go to facebook or come hang out here in my blog.  To overcome this temptation, I had the Warden change my password and not tell me.  I think that was the best thing I ever did.  If I was finished with my studying, he'd sign me in, and I could be rewarded with some time in the places I enjoy.

Today he told me my password.  It was hilarious, but what else would I expect from him.  It's nice to be back.  It'll be nice to be able to be done preparing for this final and get on with Christmas preparations.  Wish me luck.  Oh how nice it will be to be done!

Inmate #2 will be sad to know this.    


Anonymous said...

Julie, I am so-so-sooooo proud of you! I am impressed that you are finishing your degree. That is wonderful! And congrats for getting a 96%--even during this hectic time of year. You go, girl! Hey, I have a new blog now. I decided it's time to get back up and running. Hope to see you around at Have a wonderful holiday!

vaxhacker said...

W00t! Nicely done. So which foreign language was easier to master, Japanese or Statistics? :)

Alyson said...

Heh that comic is hilarious. YAY FOR FINISHING STATISTICS!

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