2015年春期終了

Today  I had my last test of the spring 2015 semester. The term was the most taxing yet.

Grades are slowly coming in, though the deadline for submission is apparently May 12th. For the ECE 208 course, I got an A, but I did poorly on the final, since I had studied 40 hours in preparation for another test and was quite burnt out.

It was with great relief and some surprise that I wound up with an A in ECE 302, probability and probabilistic methods. In fact, my grades came in quite nicely:

  1. Matlab, ENGR 297, at Ivy Tech: A
  2. ECE 302, Probability & Probabilistic Methods, IUPUI: A
  3. ECE 382, Feedback Systems Analysis, IUPUI: A
  4. ECE 302, Electronics Lab, IUPUI: A
  5. ECE 302, Intro Electronics Analysis, IUPUI: A+

Adios!

With great joy did I place my probability textbook in its bubble-wrap mailer, drive it to the nearest UPS store, and return it to the company from I rented the book.

Copy & Scan Protection for Students and Self

Today I got a  test back with the announcement that all tests were being scanned so questions of grading could be resolved more objectively by referring to scoring of other tests.  That is a good policy.

Yesterday the tests were returned to those who wanted them. Today an email came from the instructor with much statistical information. I appreciate such post-test results, because it is always nice I know where one stands in relation to others. It is unfortunate that such information is not required from all instructors in my department.

Spring 2015 Courses

My next term's classes are decided:

I will take my last transferable course at Ivy Tech: ENGR 297, which is an 8-week Matlab course. I've already done half the coursework on my own.

Everything else will be at IUPUI: a probability course, ECE 302; a further signals course, ECE 382; and a circuits course with lab, ECE 255 & 208.

All are required courses. Both 382 and 255/208 are spring-only courses that I will be glad to complete. All my courses should be interesting and challenging.