Epic fail

18 Oct

Today I had my first really disheartening grad school experience. We got our grades back for our first cataloging assignment. We had to take some bibliographic records (you know, those long reference citations that have title, author, year, publisher, etc for books and articles and websites) and then cite all the formatting rules from the AACR2 (Anglo-American Cataloguing Rules, 2nd Ed.) used to create those records. Try to remember back when you used to have to figure out bibliographies for research papers. It’s like doing that, but backwards. It was a terrible assignment. I hated every minute of it. The AACR2 totally made me its bitch. I’m pretty sure I got the worst grade in the class. I’m not exaggerating; people are pretty open about their grades, so I had a lot to compare myself to. **Silver lining, my 78% is actually a B+ here at UBC. They are so weird with their grading in Canada.** Anyway, despite the B+, it was a pretty dismal performance on my part. And now I’m sad.

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One Response to “Epic fail”

  1. Anonymous October 18, 2011 at 9:43 pm #

    Chelsea,
    Be happy. You’re amazing. And, a B+ is not bad for your first failure.
    Mine was a 64% – definitely not a B+. 🙂
    Look at me now. I’m the TEACHER!!
    Good days are ahead. Just keep swimming.
    Miss you. Love you.
    ~Laurene

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