Yesterday I got my long awaited exam results back from my tutor. It was a nice moment. Basically I did very well, scoring a good first average (75%) overall and getting 80% in a 20 credit module which counts twice that of a normal module. While I had been nervous it was the kind of result I felt I’d worked towards and deserved and it was nice to finally see it on paper and get congratulated by my tutor for my hard work.
Sadly though I’m going to have to end this short results orientated post on a bit of a downer. In addition to my school of computing grades I also took an elective module in the Leeds University Business School after the law module in cyber-crime I wanted to take was canceled. The problem with this module was that the assessment was almost entirely exam based and the exam was of the essay based variety. This posed a problem because I quite simply don’t fare well in this kind of environment, and it showed in my result. I only got 48%. This was upsetting not only because of my pride, but also because it pulled down my overall year average to date. I have been assured that the end of degree weighting will sort out little issues like this but it doesn’t stop me being concerned for the first I am striving for, not to mention the general feeling of “meh”.
Never mind though, I’ll get over it and its given me even more of an incentive to do even better in my computing modules this semester. Set ‘em up, let me knock ‘em down.