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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.


Oct. 12th, 2007 03:46 pm (UTC)
Wonderful news! Mazel tov and dancing!

I know a lot of 19th & 20th Century history... but not enough to cite sources. And asking for non-applicable source citations is SO not right of that guy...

But meh! I know you shall triumph and therefore he is but dust under your feet. Clap your shoes together and leave him where he is, then move on! YAY!!!
Oct. 12th, 2007 03:51 pm (UTC)
This exam was on music history, specifically. I couldn't even whip out the "I wrote an essay on the Dreyfus Affair in Hebrew so nyah nyah" argument.

But I'm perfectly happy with how I did. I passed the really easy exams and the really hard exams, I get a do-over on the last one, and it'll all be much calmer and more civilized.

And, yes, silly Bertoldt! When we discussed the Romanticism question, he started out by trying to define it as the period from around 1785 to, oh, maybe 1920, but still going on today, when the whole point of my answer was that defining Romanticism as an historical period is pointless, that you get a much better definition if you look at it as one among many stylistic options, one that happened to be popular during the 19th century. Or aesthetic, or ethos, if you, like Bertoldt, don't like the word "style."


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