These last few weeks of Grad School have been…. challenging. I had a few projects that required more time than I dedicated and unfortunately, I paid for it. Luckily, we can resubmit assignments in this course (awesome!!!) so once I took the time to get it together, I exceeded requirements *insert know the girl emoji.*
Projects 4 and 5 were the worst assignments. The first was an excel project and although l am pretty moderate with excel, this assignment was definitely doing too much. The overall goal was to do a quantitative analysis – meaning gathering or recognizing data, performing mathematical calculations and interpreting what the numerical values meant. After totaling data, it had to be graphed, then analyzed, then manipulated. Finally, we had to write a summary, about 1 page long about what all the data meant. My professor did give us the data, so it was not hard to gather, but interpreting the data was a struggle. I scored a “meets performance requirements” aka a B and gave myself a pat on the back.
While I thought Project 5 would be easier, I wasn’t completely wrong and wasn’t completely right so you do the math, lol. It was a paper, which is more my forte so I thought it wouldn’t take me long. The paper was a critical thinking assignment. We were asked to examine a case study and decide what the company should do regarding the incident. At first glance, I thought it would be simple, but didn’t take into account how long it would take to evaluate the case. Getting started with this paper was the hardest part. So, after brainstorming and scratching it out ideas for about 2 hours, I decided to take a break. At the same time, my Dad called and I saw it as an opportunity to use his analytical mathematical skills for help. I emailed him the case study and within minutes, he had pretty much analyzed the whole case. I was amazed at how he was able help so quickly when I was stumped for awhile. In a matter of hours, I wrote the paper, edited the paper, sent it to both parents and a friend for revisions, and submitted it. Yesterday, I checked the grade and I passed with another “B”.
Shoutout to my Mom and Dad for helping a sister out!!!!
Now, we are beginning our final project and it’s a GROUP PROJECT. I am indifferent about group projects– if the class calls for it, okay, but if it doesn’t, that’s okay, too. But group projects online… that’s a new one. We have just begun week one.. and let’s just say, it’s been pretty productive, but also pretty interesting. The project is due mid-December and afterwards, I will have officially completed my first semester of grad school *insert happy dance.*
Stay Tuned… The Game Ain’t Over Yet!