Fellow 101 sufferers,
I was going to post on the thread about everybody's grades,but this turned into more than that.
Over the past two years I've been working and going to school. I have been a 4.0 up until a 1 credit class that I missed an "A" in by 4 frigging points
Part of that was my job schedule interferring with study time and a 1 credit class getting pushed until the end to get time. That cut me down to a 3.94 and I ignored how hard I had worked for the "A" and the heartache of trading it for work time when I knew all along that I could have done it.
This semester I'm taking 10 credits and I've seen the quality of my work sliding. I'm constantly exhausted and leaning over pages of words that are not making any connection. There is no sense of organization in the way I plan my work. I'm constantly changing focus to try to absorb the largest portion of the studyguides,and I have no time to complete all the exercises,let alone master them.
I had been completing the LPN program so I could work as an LPN while I finished prereqs for RN. My test grades were.......94,88.then the bottom fell out.............I got a 76
that is just 2 points(one question) from failing and having to take the exam again concurrent with the cumulative final
What sense would it make to get an LPN so I could continue to work and get these crappy grades? Besides the fact I would still be working,it would take another year to complete the prereqs instead of going into 201 in the fall of 2004.
I gave notice at work(a job I've had for three years) and will be going full-time to school. Since the program is concurrent with the RN it won't be a problem to get a spot in 2004.....................enrollment is competitive and I never would have made it at this speed.
I wondered how many people work 20 hrs or more and maintain a 4.0,or work at all for that matter...so here is a poll.
Please comment about how your workload effects your grades.