So as many of you don't know, I re-enrolled in college after being laid-off. I kept my schedule to a minimum of 12 credit hours, so I could ease my way back into school. Little did I know I was signing up for one of my toughest courses ever. Physics 121 (Calculus based Physics), it's been over a decade since I took calculus, but I thought it wouldn't be too difficult, since this was an "introductory" course. Oh was I ever wrong. After deriving Newton's Second Law, things just went down hill from there. The sad thing is I learned a great deal in this course.
Now when I'm driving, I think about physics equations: drag, kinetic vs. static friction, inclined plane problems. I'm starting to go a little nuts. Anyway, after taking the final in December, I finally received my grade, but before I tell you, allow me to show you my grades from the course:
Test 1 - 35 (points, not percent) out of 150
Test 2 - 29 (points, not percent) out of 150
Test 3 - 56 (points, not percent) out of 150
Final - 155 (points) out of 300
Quiz avg (80%)
As you can tell, this was not exactly my best class. I spent on average 10 hours per week studying for this class, either doing homework (usually about 4-6 hours) or in study group (2 hours Monday and Friday). Our professor informed us that he always has a curve, imagine how surprised I was to learn that I passed the class with a "C". I was elated!
Anyway, with that "C" plus two high "A"s for Applied Calculus and Psychology, I managed to make it through my first semester back in college with a solid 3.33 GPA. Now if I can just make it through the next 5 semesters, I'll be finished with my BS in IS, hopefully on track to getting my Master's in Cyber Security.