University Study Update (2018 Recap)

GPA Results
Semester 2, 2015 5.5*
Semester 1, 2017 6.5
Semester 2, 2017 5.3
Semester 1, 2018 6.7
Semester 2, 2018 6.3
Overall Course GPA 6.1
* Entry exams to get into the degree.

I was curious about how my results were shaping up for my first two years of university. I went ahead and calculated my grade point average (GPA) for each semester (scale of 1-7) since starting way back in 2015 as a non-school leaver. I’m currently running at less than full units, but still enough to be considered full time.

It seems I’m still doing well. It is incredible how lazy I can be though. Why learn all semester when you can do it when the exams are only two weeks away? My brain just purges the majority of the information anyway once the course is done. I wish I cared more about getting this degree, it just feels like I’m going through the motions to get the piece of paper that certifies me to research science.

I have a lot of trouble taking the academic system here seriously. The quality of lecturers and the way they teach can be really disappointing or even disengaging. The worst of them are the demotivator-type who come across as arrogant asshats. Perhaps they believe they are too good to teach and want to be in their labs working on their “next cure for all cancers everywhere”. I swear, academia is the biggest circle jerk I’ve ever seen, and it disgusts me.

We understand so little, it sometimes makes me wonder why we try at all. Then I remember that without distractions life loses all meaning. So I guess we do it for the pursuit of knowledge and the potential power to help others. I dare the bad egg researchers who lecture to try doing that without being asshats though. That is a real confidential mission!**

** Dammit, I thought it was Impossible Mission on Dreamcast, but it’s actually Confidential Mission which makes way less sense when used in that context… I’ll let it slide though because it’s the holidays.

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