The Crutch - epilogue

Since the instructor gave us a chance to gain three points back, I got a 76.5 out of 80! That's a 95.6% - the first A I have EVER gotten on a Stats test. Even without the regained points I still would have an A, with a 91.8%!

The best part is completely juvenile, but I feel like any facade of maturity this blog ever had was torn away long ago, so I'll share it with you... Next to my score, the instructor wrote, "Very Good!"

Take THAT Mrs. Storch! (Mrs. Storch was the third grade teacher who ridiculed me for not knowing my multiplication tables. I hold her personally responsible as the origin of my math block...).

Mrs. Storch is dead now, I'm sure - she was about 108 when I was in the third grade... which was just after the Civil War... those were hard times in my home town of Burlington, NC... fucking carpetbaggers... "reconstruction" my ass.

At any rate, I am finally shaking off her influence. I do not love stats, but I actually understood the stuff on the test, and today in class, I was able to follow the new material that was presented as well. I may actually get an A in this class...

8 comments:

Regis said...

That merits a high five.

!5!

Flynn said...

Score!

Mayren said...

Everyone tells me Stats is easy compared to Algebra when I tell them I hate math and have Math-phobias. ... (frown)

You make Stats seem crazy hard and
Nutz for one who also has Math phobias.

Sure you rock and have an A but you are more exceptional at scholastics than I am for now. I havn't gotten back into my groove yet.
I'm scared of Stats now.

Regis said...

Come on now, Stats (any study of mathematics, really) is just as scared of you as you are of it. Once you eliminate that fear, math loses its power over you and can then be beaten into submission.

His Sinfulness said...

I think Stats IS crazy hard, Mayren... but it's not insurmountable. People who say Stats is easy are those people who will never understand the math handi-capable like myself.

I take some comfort in the knowledge that in mathematics, unlike my other fields (Religion, English, Sociology), there is actually a correct answer to most questions. You can't bullshit your way through math - the answer is right or wrong. In some ways, it's comforting and a pleasant change of pace from the continual qualifying and revising of the liberal arts...

Mayren said...

We need a league of Math Handi-capped people who can help each other out of their Dispair over quadratics, trinomial factoring, and nth degree compound fractions in the middle of an otherwise solvable equation.

I would attend regular meetings in hopes of conquering my fears and lessening my Math handicap.

His Sinfulness said...

I wish there was a support group as well, Mayren. If you start one, I'll bring the coffee pot. I can just see it...

"Hi, I'm Linus, and I'm a mathaphobic..."
[Hi Linus!]

Anonymously Lost said...

Good job HSBP

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