Sweet, innocent Mary of two days ago thought she was doing alright on this whole capstone situation. Project website pretty much all designed, writing up content, feeling good. Yeah, there are some “assignment pool” points to rack up, but what does that even mean, really, since I’m making good progress on the project? (I’m dropping third person, third person is lame)
“I’m a busy woman with four other classes and jobs to apply to! I’ll breeze through that assignment pool later!” -actual record of my thoughts
Anyway, that assignment pool is looking a lot bigger this side of spring break. I made a big list of all the assignments that it seems I could feasibly do in the next two months, and the grand optimistic total (including attendance) is 765 points. That puts me squarely in the “Doom” grading category, as noted in the syllabus.
I’m not whining about fairness — it’s my fault for not adjusting to the grading system earlier. I’m just wondering, how are you all doing it? Tell me your secrets, capstone writers! Are you doing five assignments a day? Are you doing them in your sleep? Did you (gasp) actually start way back in January? Please comment on this so I can also comment and get more points and also so we can have a valuable and information conversation, obviously.
In conclusion, this is my face right now: