I had my first ‘exam’ today..
In the computing course i’m doing, for the vast majority of modules, we’re assessed on a continuous bases, meaning no big exam at the end of the year 😎
On the flip side, of course, that means working throughout the year consistently 🙁
Anyway, the test i was was editing/formatting a word document as part of my ‘computer applications’ module. I can safely say i got 100%… as i’ve said before this sort of stuff is child’s play and the whole MS office suite is basically ‘idiot proof’ and you can learn as you go along.. i was given a sheet and had to ‘clone’ it, adding in titles, setting up tabs, adding headers/footers, adding subscripts etc..
I also get 20% for turning up in most modules 🙄 That’s something that angers me actually as it de-values the ‘pass’ grade at the end of the year. A pass is 40%, so turn up every day for class and i’m half way there 😕
Anyway, all this talk about ‘passing’ is nonsense.. if i don’t pass this year that’s because:
(a) i died during the year
(b) i was in an accident and can’t function properly physically or mentally
(c) i drop out due to a superb job offer/online success.
(d) i’m kicked out for some reason
I can’t think of any other reason why i wouldn’t pass the year 😛