We had our first test in class last night and I'm ashamed to say it didn't go as well as it could have.
The truth is that I really did study. I spent hours going over notes and problems from HW assignments and in class examples. I did neglect to open the book because I figured that whatever he wanted us to know, he would have covered in class. I did lots of problems trying to get the repetition in my brain. I didn't think I would get a 100% or anything but I felt prepared and ready and somewhere in the 80% range.
And then I actually took the test and I'm pretty sure that I'm going to end up in the 60% range, which is not a good start.
See, this was supposed to be MY test. This is the first one, and the easiest one. This was supposed to set me up in a great way for the rest of the class.
So what happened?
Well, it's clear I should have done problems from the book. I would have seen a broader range of problems preparing me for anything. And apparently, he doesn't have to cover things in class that he is going to put on the test. We had a topic in our notes (the hand outs we get) that he NEVER addressed in class. So I didn't think it was important so I didn't study it. WRONG. It was the last question and I couldn't do it to save my life. 1 Question blank, 10 points lost.
There was another problem that I just couldn't ever get straight. I mean, if I had devoted an hour to just that problem, then maybe. But I just decided that he probably wouldn't ask that and if he did I would just be screwed. Welp, I'm screwed. Another 10 points gone.
So even if I did perfectly on the other 8 questions, I'm only at 80%. And let's be real, there's now way I did that well.
So now I'm mad and frustrated both in myself AND in the class. I am just so worried about this being a waste of money and time and I would hate for that to be true.