I’m quite surprised with my results this semester. Usually I would be getting at most a C+, pulling down my CAP, and my core modules would usually get the worst grades ever! But this time around, due to extra efforts I put in, my CAP improved! God, am I glad or what!! Here it is:
|LSM2104||Essential Bioinformatics & Biocomputing||B|
|SN1101E||South Asia: People, Culture & Development||A-|
|SN2271||Religion and Society in South Asia||B|
Not bad for Cell Bio, considering I didn’t do so well for my 2nd test, I got atleast a B+. I was expecting an A- as the exam was quite okay. I guess many people did quite okay for the exam and the bell curve got shifted to the right a bit. As for Bioinfo, I am so so glad for getting a B!! The exam was tough! Open book exams are always difficult to handle. I guess it would be alright now to take the 3rd year Bioinfo module, or not! Biostats is the worst… I expected a B for it and got a B- instead 😦 But I guess its justified, considering the high number of marks I lost for the final exam. I was so worried, and B- is certainly better than a C!!
I’m doing a South Asian Studies Minor… Last semester I took Tamil Studies I, and for this semester, I took the compulsory South Asia: People, Culture and Devt module, and a module about Religion in South Asia. Not bad grades, and I’m only too happy for my compulsory module, considering I’m a science student. The B for the Religion module is understandable, considering I lost a solid 20 marks for the final exam, due to my complacency. I promise to myself that I will never be over-confident about any module again, just because I think I know about it better.
I’m really happy and also worried. Happy because my CAP improved and that means my confidence in myself has gone up. I am only 0.15 points away from qualifying for Honours, and this means I have to work much much harder next semester, getting all B+ and above! This is what worries me. Sigh… Well, it does not matter to me whether I do Honours or not, but what I want is to graduate with a good set of grades and CCA Records. Best case scenario would be to get an Honours, and continue on with a PhD. But not-so-worst case scenario would be me not being able to qualify for Honours, graduating with a Third Class, pass with merit, struggling to apply for Masters… So no matter whether I do Honours or not, I want to graduate with atleast an 2nd Lower, meaning above CAP 3.5…
Where I end up… the results are all in God’s hands. I will just do my best and give my best in everything. We’ll see…