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Now It Can Be Told

Now it can be told -- Comps results are in!

I passed four out of the five exams. I passed Ethnographic Essays, Single Sheets, ConFounds, and Modal Analysis. Yay, go me! I failed the 19th/20th Century History exam, but that's not such a big deal. In fact, of the five exams, it's the best one to have failed, for the following reasons:

1) I get to take it over next fall, which means that
2) I now have a whole year to study for it,
3) without the distraction of studying for the other four tests at the same time.
4) I know what I did wrong, and the extra year will help me correct that.
5) It's not embarrassing to fail it, like Ethno Essays (your subject test) and Single Sheets, but
6) It's not scary to retake it, like ConFounds, which I passed by dumb luck, or Modal Analysis, where I wouldn't get the gimp test second time around.

All in all, I think I did fairly well. Two of the other ethnoids also have to retake the history exam, so I'm in good company. Not bad. Not bad at all.

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frenchpony
Oct. 12th, 2007 01:08 pm (UTC)
Maybe that'll work, though the professors here do seem to know all the researchers in their fields (personally, if the researchers are still alive). I mean, everyone's met Richard Taruskin. Amusingly enough, we all seem to share the same opinion of him.

I'm only a little peeved that Bertoldt called me on the question about Romanticism (is it a viable historical category?) and wanted me to cite the name of some German researcher who wrote the definitive book on Romanticism . . . in 1948 or so. Hello, earth to Bertoldt! This is the year 2007, in the 21st century! That book is No Longer Standard, even for undergrads.

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