Ren wrote:Helio >> True
I don't think many programs require you to send your fall semester grade to them. So don't send if if you don't want to. now about the question. I personally think they would take that into account. Obviously if you get A in every other courses you take and only one B or C it's not likely because you're not smart enough to do well in that one course. But they might also see that as the limited amount of work you can handle and do well. Ok I'm not being helpful
my situation is different though. I have a really bad (below my usual standard) grade for one semester. I didn't even have a lot of work that semester. I had 4 then droped one, and still end up not getting A in my two physics classes (even though they're relatively easy). That was entirely due to personal issue. I don't feel like I should address it since it might sonds like excuses.
mhazelm wrote:That's the whole problem, though. It would be real analysis (pretty important for math) and optics. The optics is much less important for my emphasis, though.
Well, nothing to do about it now, just wait and see what happens... that's life, I guess.
PoincareSection wrote:Everyone I know gets a bad grade in real analysis
mhazelm wrote:the optics class at my school is the WORST. If you think 20% in analysis is low, you should take our optics class. Someone got a 7 on the first midterm this year, and 4 (out of 100) on another...
For our each exam, we are required to memorize our professor's handwritten, scanned derivations of every equation in each chapter, verbatim (if you forget something or simplify too soon, you lose the points). The notes are almost impossible to read (handwriting is not great, and there are random things crossed out and arrows linking pieces together and it's VERY confusing). Just last Thursday - a week ago - he gave us 6 of these new derivations to memorize; one of them is 22 pages long, the others range from 2-12 pages long, but you can imagine that with an average of 8 pages per derivation, and 6 new ones, that's 48 pages of stuff to memorize. Plus, we have to know all the others from the previous midterms on the final. And the tests also have these horrible short answer questions (again, don't phrase it just right and it's gone), and he puts on homework questions (we don't turn in homework). So, basically the whole class is "how well do you memorize". Maybe I'm a bad physicist, but aside from being opposed to this sort of learning, I also CANNOT memorize over 50 pages of these handwritten things in less than a week, much less when I had three other finals before optics!!!!! Apparently no one else can either, since the class average ranges from 30-50%.
I am DONE with optics when I get into grad. school. Ugh.
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