Sometimes personal, sometimes a bit about science or math or politics or whatever.
I can't make the html work, but I got "excellent" (A-). Being the offspring of a middle school science teacher probably helps. Makes up for my failures in computer programming, I suppose.
And following in my fine tradition of always doing the worst in (hard)science classes, I managed to get a B on the test, which they say is "above average" though I question whether the test has been properly normed for them to make any such claim and it's not clear what the comparison population is. I missed 3 questions (I think), which were the ones about comets, fruit of a plant, and the simple machine (ugh! I can't believe I got that one wrong). So did Tam miss 2 questions and Rvman miss 1?
I missed 'mammals respire aerobically and anaerobically'(I said only aerobic, thinking of the lung-driven respiration, not realizing that anaerobic exercise is a form of cellular respiration - I had to look it up). I also missed the 'the elbow is a lever' one. (I couldn't visualize calling it a lever, so I called it a pulley. The bicep does roll up in a curl if it disconnects from the elbow, but that isn't the design.) My A- would have been 92%, so I think Tam must have missed 3, and Sally 4. They call a B 'above average' because that is the traditional educational definition of a B. A is excellent, B above average, C is average, D is below average - passing, F is not passing. Obviously, with grade inflation, this is no longer an accurate system, but the definitions are still used.
I missed the ones about rocks (which kind is buried deep in the earth's crust), mammal respiration, and the elbow (I chose pulley also).
I got 92%, guessing on several of these. But I don't know which ones I missed. Maybe I should take it again and watch the little bar more carefully.
Oops, I guess igneous rock isn't very deeply buried after all. And the gaseous planet wasn't venus.
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