Sunday, February 27, 2011

From an F to an A!

Sunday was the last day of classes for me until the 7th of March. I can't tell you how happy I am to have a moment to rest both my body and mind. The final two weeks were so strenuous! I had to complete to final projects. I know it seem easy to ask why I didn't start on them sooner since the syllabus clearly laid out all the tasks but the weekly applications were enough writing week after week. There were some weeks when I had to read a chapter that was 32 or more pages long and it wasn't the only required chapter or reading. The life of a graduate student. 


I survived (lifts hands in thanks to GOD) but not before freaking myself out. One of the projects I completed was really late. You know those hours of the morning when nothing is going down unless it is illegal...well or spicy? I submitted my paper and exhaled. Two days letter I went back to do a discussion posting and check on the grade. I received an F. I was sick to my stomach. I was sad. I was distraught. I was frustrated. I was furious.  How dare he give me and F, I thought. I made it to the final two weeks of the course and I saw my possibility for an A or B slip through my fingers. I emailed the professor in a nice friendly tone asking him what did I do wrong. I asked him to provide the paper back to me with comments. I asked if there was a major penalty for me missing the 11:59 MST deadline. 


He wrote back and was really nice. He had posted the paper, there was no penalty for my hour late drop in the assignment drop-box and the really couldn't grade my paper well because it wasn't good. After checking out the paper I realized that I posted the draft instead of the final assignment. Whew! You are feeling much better right? Well I needed to be able to resubmit the assignment and ask the Professor to grade it and recalculate my grade. I asked a few people to stand with me in prayer and the prayer team that I am a part of each morning at 7AM EST. I called the professor, left a message that explained what occurred and told him I would immediately post the paper. It was a good thing I was really finished and I had the assignment on my flash drive. I did so and sent an email just to cover all my bases. 


I'm happy to share with you that instead of an F, I earned a B on my final project. Now I'm awaiting the grade on the second one and my final grades in both the courses. I learned a lot . I liked the organizational management and leadership course better than ethics and social justice. I'm doing my research into the possible options that I'll have once I complete this degree although that's a few  years from now. In the mean time I'm going to enjoy my week off. I'm so very grateful for another prayer being answered. I'm proud of myself. Some nights I sat on the floor and cried I felt so overwhelmed. I would tell myself if you quit that's the message  you'll communicate to KT. I didn't. I can acknowledge that I didn't do this own my own. As Whitney sang in her hit "I Didn't Know My Own Strength":



I didn’t know my own strength
And I crashed down, and I tumbled
But I did not crumble
I got through all the pain
I didn’t know my own strength
Survived my darkest hour
My faith kept me alive
I picked myself back up
Hold my head up high
I was not built to break


I can say this with assurance because GOD'S grace is made perfect in my weakness!

~dIvAmOm!

2 comments:

T.Davis said...

With God all things are possible. Congrats on your B, you will def get that A! If thats how hard Grad school is then Im in for a rude awaiting cause studying for the GMATS is just bring my spirit down. I feel like if I cant do these simple problems then maybe getting a MBA is not for me. I will continue to pray and let God worry

The Employer said...

Congrats to you and Kris, your grade and success is his success also.

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