Big exams #3 through to #6
- Games Design: Winged it on the strength of a treatise on how sprites are drawn.
- Database Administration: I did not go. I had reasons. See below.
- Web Design: Oh so easy.
- Systems and Networking: Very easy.
One of the two subjects I will probably have to repeat. I hit my big depressive/anxious spell at precisely the wrong moment in the semester. I missed out on the key labs, lectures, and exercises; eventually I made the conscious decision to just fail the initial exam and repeat in August. There was simply too much catching-up needed.
However, the lure of a passing grade did draw me into the exam, and I feel like I did well with a solid explanation of how sprites are drawn on screen.
Ditto Games. I have a decent smattering of SQL, but this exam was more about performing given tasks in Microsoft Access, and less about actually knowing databases or queries. Again, I made a choice to get N/G instead of some anaemic number. I’ll be repeating both Games and DB in August, like as not.
I had a strong showing all semester in Web, and pre-adjustment* I scored highest in the year for my web design project. The end of year exam was very, very easy, and my biggest difficulty was the UK keyboard layout (I use US at home for historical reasons).
Systems and Networking:
Another strong showing by me. The last exam was easy, focusing on practical material instead of the nightmarish theory I had been expecting. I answered one short question incorrectly, however.
Overall, not too bad. I am expecting decent grades in everything except Database and Games. I will be repeating both subject in early August.
*I was docked marks for missing the end of year presentation.