Log in

No account? Create an account

Previous Entry | Next Entry


Way back in June, I took my last practicum, the Transcription Exam. My advisor (who was supposed to grade it) was away in Europe for a month, and so I waited until school started to ask about the grade for the exam. I've been asking ever since mid-September, being a gadfly on the rumps of several people around the department. No one seemed to know what had become of the grade, or even whether or not a grade had been given. Today, I had some semi-success in that field. My advisor (who told me two weeks ago that he had passed the grade on to a gentleman who left the U of C) let it slip that I did, in fact, pass the Transcription Exam. All we need to do is locate the grade and get it into my Permanent Record. Like everything involving the Transcription Exam (oddly enough, this does not include the actual transcription itself), this is easier said than done. But I have high hopes of finding this grade . . .


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 22nd, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
LOL. Somehow this doesn't surprise me.
Oct. 22nd, 2009 06:33 pm (UTC)
I just need to keep poking, and eventually, the passing grade will be duly recorded. Poke, poke, poke!

At least I know now that I passed!
Oct. 22nd, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
What the....?

I kep my fingers crossed.

BTW, re Mexico DF... I could reccomend good wonderful places, but it's not safe to go on your own or looking very touristy, so my rec. is that you make friedns with some mexican people while there and then let them take you off the beaten path. DF is wonderful even in the tourist safe circuit.
Oct. 23rd, 2009 12:57 pm (UTC)
Well, I'll be pretty busy at the conference, but maybe I'll make some friends in the youth hostel.

I do have one exciting event planned, though. The youth hostel is right across the street from the main cathedral. One of the music history students spent the summer in Mexico City, and raved to me about the Wednesday night cathedral tours, which are also the same night the organist practices (since his field of study is Baroque sacred music, he was just over the moon at this and later went back to make friends with the organist). My flight gets in Wednesday afternoon, so I think I'll take his recommendation and go to the cathedral tour in the evening, since it is just right across the street.
Oct. 23rd, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
THere you have it, then. The zocalo square and the cathedral at night with an organ concert is far beyond anything I've experienced in DF. Wonderful!!!!
Oct. 22nd, 2009 05:12 pm (UTC)
This is just scary.
Oct. 22nd, 2009 06:34 pm (UTC)
Well, more annoying than scary. I passed, the grade does exist, and I just have to supervise its progress into my record. Fortunately, I am good at being a gadfly!
Oct. 22nd, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC)
That's bananas.

But hey, congrats on (probably) passing the exam!
Oct. 22nd, 2009 10:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, I passed the exam. It's just that that fact needs to be recorded in official pixels.

Frankly, the whole process of this exam was a long, protracted bureaucratic dance, so the scoring of it fits right in.
Oct. 23rd, 2009 03:25 am (UTC)
Aieeeeeeeee! They're behaving rather cavalierly with your grade. You'd think somebody (besides you) would want it recorded, finalized, done with, and out of their hair.

Well, good for you for passing in the first place and now for being the gadfly that will get them to do their job.
Oct. 23rd, 2009 12:59 pm (UTC)
I'm sure my advisor wanted it recorded, finalized, done with, and out of his hair. But university bureaucracy defeats such intentions every time. Fortunately, I am determined! I took that exam, and I want the credit!
Oct. 23rd, 2009 01:44 pm (UTC)
Hope you don't have to do it all over!!! :D
Oct. 23rd, 2009 02:15 pm (UTC)
Nope. I did my bit!
Oct. 26th, 2009 03:55 pm (UTC)
Unbelievable. This is happening in grad school?! I'm on the hunt after my grade on my very last paper and I was told to "suck it up. This only happens to undergrads." Right before they asked me "so what are you doing now?"
I hate that question.
Oct. 26th, 2009 06:36 pm (UTC)
The thing is that individual grades on assignments are not as important to grad students, so we tend to let that sort of thing slide. But this is a fairly important exam, and I have to make sure that the grade gets recorded so I can become ABD, so I do need to chase it down.
( 15 comments — Leave a comment )