Friday, December 19, 2008

results just in!

Let me preface this by saying that the last time I had all As in a single semester was way back in Junior High. So I'm not bragging. 
Anyway, my anticipated grades this semester:
Classical Metaphysics: A- (primary reason:  My professor got his PhD from Yale and is himself a full-blown Platonist and I decided to write my paper on Plato; doing better than an A- is simply impossible.)
Phil of Religion:  A-/B+ (primary reason:  Even though I think I've more or less mastered the content relative to my peers and I made some novel arguments in my paper, Dr. Speak is a tough grader when it comes to clarity and style, and my paper was extremely foggy and disheveled at times. )
Phil of Science:  A  (primary reason:  Dr. Shanahan was the most all around meticulous grader by far (just take a look at his four part/8,000+ word syllabus!).  Knowing this from day one, however, forced me to try really hard. 
Actual Results:
Classical Metaphysics:  A-
Phil. of Religion: A (biggest surprise!) 
Phil. of Science: A
Concerning my success.  I'd like to thank the Academy (you know, the academic one), for giving me an opportunity to prove myself despite my unworthy undergraduate GPA. I'd like to thank my parents (especially my Mom) for their constant encouragement.  I'd like thank my friends, specifically Louis, James, and Tim, for their encouragement and inspiration. Most importantly, I'd like to thank my Triune God for existence, viz. everything. 



Blogger Louis said...

derek, I am super happy for you and super proud of you! you totally deserve your straight A's.

12:48 PM  
Blogger James A. Gibson said...

Congrats again Derek. Great job.

8:46 AM  

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