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Snarky_Kong
04-30-2007, 02:02 PM
So I just finished my cement final which covered things we never went over in class because we were too busy spending half the semester making samples for the TAs to test for their graduate work. The exam also required a printout that we were notified about in an e-mail from the professor at 4 fucking am the day of the exam. Oh, and then I'm told during the test that a mile is 5250ft, not 5280ft. Add to this that it seems everybody in this university is a simpleton (50% average on an exam that consists solely of putting a system in equilibrium) I hope to Og that I get back into the real U of I. Which is another thing that pisses me off about here. No matter how many times you claim to be as good or better as your superiors in Champaign, you aren't. The facilities are worse, the students are worse, the professors are worse, go fuck yourself.

Ike Witt
04-30-2007, 02:36 PM
Oh, and then I'm told during the test that a mile is 5250ft, not 5280ft.
When come back let Pi = 3.

smiling bandit
04-30-2007, 02:50 PM
Wait - the prof doesn't tell you what's required for the exam until the morning of the test? Am I missing something here?

Snarky_Kong
04-30-2007, 03:00 PM
Wait - the prof doesn't tell you what's required for the exam until the morning of the test? Am I missing something here?

Nope. Fortunately it was pretty easy, but I was only told I needed to print it out until the morning. I thought there was going to be a handout until that point. Tomorrow I get to write a course evaluation, and for the first time ever I actually have some strong feelings on the matter.

Sailboat
04-30-2007, 03:40 PM
Now, don't take it out on the professor until you've walked 5250 feet in his or her shoes.

Sailboat

stolichnaya
04-30-2007, 04:15 PM
I can't wait to drive on those highways. Can you at least put a little ramp at the end of each section so I can attempt that 30-foot jump?

yoyodyne
04-30-2007, 04:46 PM
I wonder if the 5250 could be an anti-cheat measure, as in give everyone a different value for a mile and see if any come up with the same answer.

Spectre of Pithecanthropus
04-30-2007, 05:42 PM
I never was an engineer or an engineering student, but for some reason I find the idea of a Cement Final vaguely humorous.

Sorry it didn't go well.

smiling bandit
04-30-2007, 06:00 PM
Nope. Fortunately it was pretty easy, but I was only told I needed to print it out until the morning. I thought there was going to be a handout until that point. Tomorrow I get to write a course evaluation, and for the first time ever I actually have some strong feelings on the matter.

What happens if someone doesn't check their email before going to class. I don't check my email first thing when I wake up.

Snarky_Kong
04-30-2007, 06:25 PM
What happens if someone doesn't check their email before going to class. I don't check my email first thing when I wake up.

Well, it's not as bad as it may have sounded, we were given a week warning on what the final would cover. However that was the first time we had seen any of the information before, so if the kids could memorize like 8 different graphs in a week they'd be fine without the printout.

Valgard
04-30-2007, 07:55 PM
UIC being Carbondale? Chicago?

I got my BS/MS at Champaign-Urbana in structural engineering...I was trying to think back to my profs in concrete classes and wondering "Who on earth would do stuff like that?"

Snarky_Kong
04-30-2007, 09:58 PM
UIC being Carbondale? Chicago?

I got my BS/MS at Champaign-Urbana in structural engineering...I was trying to think back to my profs in concrete classes and wondering "Who on earth would do stuff like that?"

Chicago. I was in Champaign until for some reason I decided to not go to any classes. With any luck I'll be back there in the fall.

Valgard
04-30-2007, 10:16 PM
Chicago. I was in Champaign until for some reason I decided to not go to any classes. With any luck I'll be back there in the fall.

As a friend of mine likes to say, "Bad doesn't look good until worse comes along". Work hard, you'll get back into it. It's a challenging school but worth it.

Snarky_Kong
04-30-2007, 10:20 PM
As a friend of mine likes to say, "Bad doesn't look good until worse comes along". Work hard, you'll get back into it. It's a challenging school but worth it.

Well, this is pretty much my last chance, I'll graduate next spring. I started my slacking later than most.

Lizard
05-01-2007, 09:13 AM
I never was an engineer or an engineering student, but for some reason I find the idea of a Cement Final vaguely humorous.

I was an engineering student for a few horrifying years. I took a class called Reinforced Concrete, which was mostly about determining the load-bearing abilities of various beams through their cross-sections and where the reinforcement was placed.

I actually got an A in that class by doing some extra work. I was right on the cusp between B/A, so I went to the professor and we agreed I would take some of the reinforcing rods form the campus construction sites and break them in an Instron (http://instron.us/wa/products/universal_material/default.aspx?mpid=2035&gclid=COTHgIaF7YsCFSQsFQodWHhDpA) machine under controlled conditions to find their true strength, and write a short report on it. (The point was to get experience using the machine; the test results were not expected to be anything out of the ordinary, nor were they.)

It was one of the few Engineering classes I ever enjoyed. It feels like a lifetime ago.

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