Monday, October 22, 2007

Jerusalem Term Grades

Grading system (low to high): M, MCS, CS, SCS, MCH, CH, SCH, CL, SCL.

Latin: MCS
Rhetoric: CH
Math: SCH
Lordship: SCH

MCS is the lowest passing grade offered, which did not surprise me in the least, but I am slowly improving, and hope for an SCS to a CH this term.

CH is roughly a "B", and SCH is a high "B".

In our Rhetoric class (Nate Wilson's), we had one SCL, which is a high "A", no CL's, six from MCH to SCH, and twenty-seven M's. The other's (maybe twenty?) were in the CS range. At the fall banquet (where we received our grades), the upperclassmen put on a news-style presentation of the various absurdities of the year: "In other news, Nate Wilson flunked yet another class of Freshman Rhetoric Papers, stating that: 'They smelled funny.'" A couple Freshman laughed, but never will again.

In Lordship, I almost got a CL, but I missed one of three oral questions (ten minutes for each question, so you are expected to know City of God, Confessions, On the Incarnation, The Institutes, and all class discussions inside out.).

Math, there is really nothing to report. I aced the midterm (about one hundred and six percent) and got a high "C" on the final.

So, Latin is the great enemy to be conquered this term.

Jesse Broussard


rebec said...

So you did better than you expected. Gaudeamus igitur.

I would imagine that the first term is usually the hardest; you have to find your rhythm and all that. Fluctuat nec mergitur.

But, as always in God's world, finis coronat opus.

Cum caritas,
Socrus (?) aka mater-in-lex (for us amateurs)

Ash said...

So, this school is SO determined to be difficult that they don't even grade normally?
Non conformists.

Ben said...

God is sovereign; therefore, he ordained Latin to become extinct. After that, God inspired great men like Tyndale to translate the dead Latin, so why must you suffer through it?

I know I know. You have to learn it so you can read all the cool old stuff, it’s the foundation of most western languages and biologists still like to use it.

Good job accomplishing your goals!

David Patrick said...

I used to know some piglatin back in junior high... Those were the days... That sucked...

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