Mathochism: The math will continue
One woman’s attempt to revisit the math that plagued her in school. But can determination make up for 25 years of math neglect?
I spent the past 10 days in a bit of a grump, angry at myself for screwing up that final. Christmas is usually my favorite holiday, but I had a tough time getting over what seemed like three wasted months. All that studying, and one bad night meant I couldn’t continue? No amount of fruitcake or eggnog would make up for that.
The college sent several e-mails nagging me to pay my spring fees — I managed to get into the dapper professor’s Algebra II class, which made me very happy — but I didn’t want to pay until I knew whether I had actually passed the Final or not.
And, considering the college was planning to stay closed until after New Year’s, I figured I would have to wait until the drop dead deadline.
Then today, a post-Christmas miracle happened. I passed the Final! I don’t know what exact score I got, but it was at least 75, since I got an A in the class.
An A in Algebra. I wish I could stop to savor it, but I can’t.
The mathochism must go on.
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