What Did I Do to Myself? I Blame IC!
Ok, so I landed here 3 yrs ago just to finish my AS degree. You can tell I have progressed through the ranks and will finish my Master's in 7 weeks. I thought that would be it, but then I got the brilliant idea a few months ago to pursue a post-bacc certificate which would enable me to sit for a specialty certification. So I looked around and chose a very selective school with a great program with some of the highest pass rates for the exam. I started the program last week, probably a bad idea to double up these first few months, but I thought what the heck, it is only 4 classes at a time. Now my first grades for week 1 are starting to post and while I did 97% & 93% on two assignments and 100% on a few others, I bombed a simple assignment by only getting a 70%! The worst grade so far in the last 3 years! OMG! What have I done to myself?
Maybe I should have quit while I was ahead. I have a 3.97 GPA in my MHA so this has me so upset. The worst part is that this is undergrad work in a subject that I know forwards and backwards and have been teaching and doing for 15 years. I guess I thought this wouldn't be too difficult and I'm shocked by the grading. The professor doesn't have a grading rubric and I haven't received any feedback for the low grade to know what I did wrong. If IC didn't make me feel like I want to rack up all the degrees and credentials that I could possibly need, and that I was capable of doing it, I would have quit with my AS degree! So I guess I should blame IC and this forum for making me think I was educationally invincible! LOL! Seriously, I'm wondering if I made the right choice to continue on for another credential. I did it because along with the MHA I will be at a terminal degree level for teaching at the university level, which is my dream / goal. But maybe I have met my match and I worry that it will be my undoing and ruin my good GPA's I have worked so hard for during the last 3 years.
Ok, I'm done with my rant, but just a warning for anyone who falls under the IC spell of more degrees/certs/credentials is better...just say no! It is a hard addiction to break!
Last edited by marianne202; 01-16-2012 at 02:48 PM.
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