Today’s the day all students in NUS will be waiting for (maybe not all, or maybe even none)…. well, it’s the release of the results for Semester 1, AY 2011/2012. the 3rd time I am receiving this results, 1st time i received it while on part-time work. 2nd time i was unemployed, and now as an intern.
Got my results via the PushSMS system at 7.10am, as people will be woken up by it, I’m not. I was awake since 6am ‘cos I need to get ready for work and also fear that the train may just break down anytime soon. but the night before was bad… couldn’t sleep. I was thinking whether I will do well or bad, and how my CAP will be affected by it. Thought the sms will come in at 7am before I left home, but it was not there yet. The sound rang only when I was walking to the bus stop.
As I have mentioned in my earlier posts, my target set for my results this sem is straight Bs for all 5 mods. this will make my CAP for this sem as 3.5 and my cumulative cap will be 3.75, down from last sem’s 3.89. well, here are my actual results. click on the link below to see if you want to… i shall not post it openly… changed some of the post design arh… haha 🙂
okay. the CAP is a cumulative one, over the last 3 semesters. the CAP that i have achieved for this sem is 4.3. quite happy with the results, given that the final exams for my last 3 modules weren’t really well. and then i was just praying hard for the one that was entirely based on continual assessment, to at least meet with my lowest expectation of B and my hope of B+. Finally managed to climb up to the 2nd Upper Honours range, it’s time i start doing well for my other modules from next semester onwards to maintain it.
now moving on to the review of the results for each individual module… well, you can see it as a module review if you are going to take it anytime soon, or else you can also see it as just my reflections of the modules. 🙂
ACC 1006 Accounting Information Systems : B+
this is the only module which I did not do anything to it until reading week. time was basically spent on other modules and on the project for this module. when we were informed by the prof that this sem is going to be a chillax module, as compared to my friends who complained for all the past few semesters, it was a relief for me. 46 students in this cohort, no bell-curve i suppose, so everything will be based on our own results. the project was fun as we actually played with an accounting software, MYOB. doing all the accounts, financial statements gave me the sense of achievement. haha 🙂 the module was split into 2 parts, the accounting part and the management info system (MIS) part. the latter was a theory part, so kinda boring, but not as bad as compared to other modules.
exam was a open ended case for the accounting portion and 50MCQs for the MIS portion. cheatsheet of 2 pages was allowed. that was when i started revising, when i was doing the cheatsheet. and it was a good revision for me. the exam was ok, and i forgot that there was negative marking for the MCQs, so i attempted all of them even though there were some I was not sure of. i think that caused my grade to be like this. but well, overall, it’s a good module, and like my accountancy friends told me, this is important for my advanced modules next semester onwards.
BSP 2001 Macro & International Economics: A-
well, it’s part 2 of economics. took managerial econs, which was on microecons, in year1, and gave me bad results because of the final exam. now moving on to macro. nice module, many technical stuff to learnt, the prof was my friend’s dad. got a good grade for midterm, so was hoping i can do well too overall. the content became harder as we covered short run to medium run to long run, and then many other stuff before coming to international trade. the exam turned out to be a horrible one as it was a “guessing” paper. one could know the stuff well, but if you are not able to apply, guessing is the only option. i’m not saying i know everything, but i guessed whenever i’m uncertain… haha 🙂 happy with the results for the module, so YAY! at least the “B curse” for economics paper did not happen to me again.
ACC 2002 Managerial Accounting: A+
i have always wanted and make sure that i do well for my accounting modules. so i put in alot of effort to revise all my weaker topics, and i thought that my weaker topics will come out for exam and my tutor, who was also my prof, stressed the importance of those topics as well. but! the exam was a complete opposite. those i practised hard enough did not come out, only the easier ones, and the worst thing was, i forgot how to do one question which was exactly or maybe closely similar to one of my past tutorial questions. but surprisingly, the results turned out to be better than expected. shall not ask too much, less i get more 闲言闲语.
FIN 2004 Finance: A-
I told myself that i must do well for this module, as it will be a stepping stone to my finance specialisation. i’m dropping my pharmsci minor, and will be doing finance instead, more relevant to what i’m doing now as well. the module is good in a way that you are always revising for it, given the 3 quizzes that were spread throughout the term. this hence prevented a rushing revision for all of us. the exam was ok, but i knew i made a fatal calculation error for one of the questions, i’m only hoping that there will be some error carried forward marks given. my initial expectation for the final grade was what i had stated earlier, B. i cannot expect it to go any lower than that, it will really be disappointing. so luckily, it didn’t and maybe there really were such marks given to me to pull me up. thanks to the prof and my very good tutor who never fails to provide us anything that everything that will better our understanding for all the topics.
MNO 2007 Leadership & Ethics: B
nothing much to say about this module. largely project based which took up really a large part of my time, and given the fact that i do not like to read books, it used up more of my free time and also time for other modules. haiz… no final exam, only individual assignments which i got an A-, midterm test which i got a B- and a project which my group helped me achieved an A-. the deciding factor was the class participation score and given that my tutor mistook me as my group mate for several instances during class, i’m just praying the effects of the bell curve will not be so great and at least still give me a B+ overall. content taught pretty much similar to MNO 1001 Management & Organisation. i was wrong, only managed a grade that I least expected, but well, it’s still better than having a grade lower than it.
alright, there you go. you know my results. do let me know yours if you are ok to tell me 🙂
i guess if one were to be sad, one day would be enough. we still have to live on with life, so look towards the future. there are still many semesters to go, we can still work hard and do well! don’t give up kk… !
here’s a song to calm all of you down if you are too happy or not that happy with your results. enjoy and once again a merry christmas to all.
Lian Jiahui Cheyne