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Yikes - statistics exam in 2 weeks!

Posted by ruraltradpunk on Sunday, November 25, 2007

Well today it finally sunk in that my statistics exam is a mere 2 weeks away. This class has absolutely done my head in - I've always had a bit of an aversion to anything that remotely involves mathematics. The good news is that we did a "mock exam" a few weeks ago and I found out today that I scored 77 out of 100 possible points on it - definitely a passing mark, so hurrah! The bad news is that all this studying and revision clashes with banjo playing and I'm so easily distracted once I pick it up. I'm a terrible one for picking it up to play "just one tune..." and two hours later I'm still plucking away! I was headed up to Dublin last weekend and nearly missed the train because I just wanted to run thru one of the tunes I was working on "real quick..." Anyway I'm trying to solve the banjo vs. my education dilemma by scheduling specific times to study and specific times to practice. I had my seventh lesson banjo lesson this week, got two more tunes to work on and also some different variations for last weeks tunes. Okay, gotta go, "Geantrai", a great trad music programme has just come on the telly and this week they're featuring the Cobblestone, a great pub in Dublin where I've spent many enjoyable nights - actually got "locked in" there once years ago with a few pals - there was a session going on and all the musicians stayed on too. When we finally staggered out at 5:30am they were all still playing!

5 comments on “Yikes - statistics exam in 2 weeks!”

ruraltradpunk Says:
Sunday, November 25, 2007 @5:12:47 PM

I have no idea why this blog got posted 3 times - bit bizarre that! Jill

banjotef Says:
Sunday, November 25, 2007 @6:26:08 PM

what an ordeal!!  To be locked in overnight in a pub with other musicians and that great beer!!

Joanchek Says:
Sunday, November 25, 2007 @8:08:54 PM

Jill, I work with statistics for a living, and let me assure you that clients are much more interested in interpreting the data than manipulating and collating it!  I haven't had to use the word "cohort" in the last 12 years!

Good luck!

pweller Says:
Tuesday, November 27, 2007 @8:30:06 PM

Wow, that's pretty much my life right now as well! I also have an aversion to maths, as they tend to get in the way of banjo playing. Banjo seems to win out a disproportionate amount of the time...funny.

airborne Says:
Monday, December 31, 2007 @1:58:39 AM

dont know much about the math's, but love the bit about the    pubs and the music. you could say im one of last wild rovers

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