Wednesday, May 16, 2007
  I loooooove math - love, love, love

So I’m taking two math classes, right?

The one is immediately a PITA. Why?

The one (long) weekend that worked well for Chris to go to the Caymans is the weekend of 8/4. I will be done with my other two finals on 8/1, but this other class I have to do my final on 8/4 or 8/5. I asked the teacher if I could take the test before or after this weekend, but he said no.

Also, the class week ends on Saturday. I have never had any other online class end on anything other than a Sunday. So, I missed the first deadline for the two quizzes, having done them SUNDAY instead of SATURDAY. Two zeros.

Also, I went to my calendar today with my Wisconsin dates and I see, oh, I have a midterm on 6/23. WHEN I WILL BE IN WISCONSIN.

My OTHER math teacher made the tests open for a week, so we could go in when we could. This is an ONLINE CLASS after all. I am hoping 6/23 is a start or an end date, but he hasn’t specified that. I just emailed him. I expect him to be uncooperative, as he was with the final. After all, this is just a computerized test, administered via computer in a testing lab. I am not missing any class meetings.

All these things together lead me to believe I should just withdraw. Guess when the last day to withdraw for a refund was? Yesterday.

Also, I need this class to be able to attend FAU next semester.

I am horribly upset. :(
Stacy at least its an online course. Maybe they have internet connections there? I know it blows to take a test there but it might just work.
nope - i have to do the midterm and the final in the testing lab. all the other tests, i can do from anywhere.. but these two i need to be at a lab. :(
You might have to talk Chris into changing the date then. I am sure he can work something out. I got a friend who is an Dr who pays folks to cover for her while she is on vac.
The last time I saw her was when she came up and hugged me in the presurgery room while my wife was getting ready for knee surgery. She was not doing my wife's gas but told her her buddy was a good Dr and introduced them.
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I'm Stacey. I'm a 31(!)-year-old Wisconsin girl living in sunny South Florida. The highlights in my life are my lovely boyfriend, my aloof cats, my adorable/adoring stepdogs, my two lumbering tortoises, select family members, being outside, being underwater, taking pictures, yadda yadda. Stay tuned for lots of babbling!

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