I had my final exams this week. My final for anatomy and physiology was online. The professor posted a specified set of dates on which the exam would be available to take. Yesterday morning I reviewed my textbook a while and then logged in to take my test. I was horrified to discover the deadline to take the exam was THE DAY BEFORE! How did I have the wrong dates in my head? This is a class I must complete before I can get on the wait list for the nursing program. Needless to say I was a little panicky.
I emailed my professor, pleading for an extra day. I left voice messages for him and for the administrator of the science department. After an hour or so of anxiety, I received an email from my professor. He kindly offered to re-post the class and lab exams on Blackboard for me. He had to figure out how to re-release them for just one student, and then obviously had to wait for me to take them before he could submit grades for the class. I am so relieved and so grateful for his generosity!
My psychology professor canceled his final. He said that he was so impressed with everyone’s papers throughout the semester that he didn’t see any reason for us to take it. I think perhaps he just didn’t want to grade them; he’s only graded only about one-fourth of our submissions for the class so far, and he’s obviously very behind. I wouldn’t have minded taking the final if it meant I could have had feedback and grades for my papers.
I’m all through with my finals. Hooray! I have a break from school until January 12. It’s not that I don’t like school (I love to learn), but it will be nice to relax a little and enjoy time with my family.