Pretty nice week ;D

**GENERAL GOAL CHECKLIST:**

**COURSE ONE: BASIC GEOLOGY:**

EXAM 1 – DONE!

EXAM 2

EXAM 3

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 1 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 2 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 3 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 4 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 5 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 6 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 7 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 8 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 9 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 10 – DONE!

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 11

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 12

WEEKLY QUESTIONS 13

DISCUSSION 1 – DONE!

DISCUSSION 2 – DONE!

DISCUSSION 3 – DONE!

DISCUSSION 4

**COURSE 2: BASIC EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY**

EXAM 1 – DONE!

EXAM 2

FINAL EXAM 1

WEEKLY LECTURE QUESTIONS

LAB 1 (All these labs are graded on the basic stuff–safety, cleanup, etc)-DONE!

LAB 2 – DONE!

LAB 3 – DONE!

LAB 4 – DONE!

LAB 5 – DONE

LAB 6 – DONE!

LAB 7

LAB 8

LAB 9

LAB 10

LAB 11

LAB 12

LAB 13

RECITAL 1 – DONE!

RECITAL 2

RECITAL 3

HYPOTHESIS PAPER-DONE!

PHYLOGENETIC TREE PAPER – DONE!

DISSECTION REPORT

CLASS PRESENTATION

LAB NOTEBOOK CHECKS

**COURSE 3: PRECALCULUS**

EXAM 1 – DONE!

EXAM 2 (OCTOBER 17)

EXAM 3

QUIZ 1 – DONE!

QUIZ 2 – DONE!

QUIZ 3

QUIZ 4

QUIZ 5

QUIZ 6

HOMEWORK 1 – DONE!

HOMEWORK 2 – DONE!

HOMEWORK 3 – DONE!

HOMEWORK 4 – DONE!

HOMEWORK 5 – DONE!

HOMEWORK 6

HOMEWORK 7

HOMEWORK 8

HOMEWORK 9

HOMEWORK 10

HOMEWORK 11

HOMEWORK 12

**COURSE 4: INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE**

PROJECT 1 – DONE!

PROJECT 2 – DONE!

PROJECT 3 – DONE!

PROJECT 4 – DONE!

PROJECT 5

PROJECT 6

PROJECT 7

EXAM 1 (OCTOBER 18)

EXAM 2 (NOVEMBER)

FINAL EXAM

QUIZZES

**WORKIN:**

**Monday: **Very nice day! Think I did OK on my compsci quiz, just had a brainfart on the definition of RFID but that was it. After that it was off to some social functions 😀

**Tuesday: **Pretty much the same. Didn’t manage to finish off my math homework, but I can do that on Wednesday.

**Wednesday: **Very good day! Finished off project 4 for my compsci class, my math homework, then went home and relaxed.

**Thursday: **OK. I don’t think I did too well in lab, we’re doing more complex phylogenetic trees and they can get hard to read. Ah well, just gotta do better on the next one. Then I went home and played a bit of Indivisible!

**Friday: **Pretty nice day, hung out with some friends and then knocked off the 3rd geology discussion thing :smirk:

**Saturday: **Spent a lot of time doing a bit of charity work at a local public school. It’s nice to get some virtue in.

**Sunday: **Really fun day! Went out to eat with some friends, it’s been a while since I’ve done that. But when I got home, I work work worked…Because…

**Things to Do for Next Week**

1: Study for Math Exam on Thursday

2: Study for Compsci Exam on Friday

3: Attend a training course at 7 AM on Saturday

4: Finish Geology Exam 2 before the end of next Tuesday

So yeah, I’mma be busy!

**Miscellaneous Goals:**

Nothin’ this week.

**FUN STUFF:**

**EATAN:**

**TIMAN:**

W00t!

**WATCHAN:**

Nothing this week.

**PLAYAN:**

Finally, I played a little vidya! I was recently gifted Indivisible from a friend of mine 😀 It’s pretty good…like most of you probably know, it’s like Valkyrie Profile but based on Asian/African culture rather than Nordic myth. It’s pretty good! The battle system can get kinda complex, I’m not really good with the timing/fast-paced button presses it requires, but the artwork and enemy design are awesome and the music is GREAT. So I’m pretty happy with it, though I’m only about a quarter of the way through. Oh, and the pretty ladies are a nice bonus ;D

**READAN:**

Hooooof, ok. Well, I couldn’t get too much studyan down this week, but I have tomorrow, Tuesday, Wednesday, and most of Thursday to study for my math exam, those days and late Thursday to study for my Compsci exam, and the weekend, at most, to study for my second Geology exam. My math exam is gonna be the toughest–I’ve been doing very well in compsci so far so if worst comes to worst I’ll prolly be able to just wing the test, and the Geo exam is open book, but the concepts for the math exam are gonna be pretty tough and THAT is not open book. So I really gotta nail them, so I guess I gotta cram like the dickens this Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and early Thursday. Well, at least my prof for that has posted the notes for class online AND a practice test. So, I looked through those…What do I gotta do?

1: Figure out the rules for multiplying, dividing, raising to exponents, and square (or more) rooting exponents. This shouldn’t be too hard, but I had a lot of trouble with it. All this stuff only works if they have the same base (number being…exponented, lol), so that’s a bit of a trick, Multiplying by exponents, you just add the exponents (not the bases) together, dividing them, subtract ’em, and when you raise an exponent to another exponent, THEN you multiply the exponent, and when you find the square root of something…that’s like the base being raised to an exponent that’s a *fraction*, so that’s a big oof.

2: After that…it’s a LOT of stuff concerning logarithms. Now, they say that a logarithm is the “inverse function” of exponenting, or raising a number to a power. I always thought that meant it was like the opposite of raising to a power (like subtraction is the opposite of addition) but I’m not sure, when I asked I was given a more complex definition involving literal functions (those things that say, “f(x)). In fact, now that I think about it, the “opposite” of exponenting would be finding roots, like finding the square root of 4 is the opposite of 2 squared. Or maybe it’s something else. Well, at least I won’t have to know that…I just have to know how to turn logarithms into powers and then back again, and then how to multiply and divide those things, and how they can help me solve those algebraic equations (you know, find X) when x is an exponent. I mean, for some it’s easy, like 3 ^ x = 9. Only 3 raised to the power of 3 (or 3 cubed) is 9, so you know X has gotta be three. But for larger numbers you can’t just solve it that easy, so that’s where logarithms come in handy.

3: After that, it seems like…we’re back to some basic geometry? We looked at circles and their properties (circumferences, radians, etc) along with right triangles and the Pythagorean Theorem. Pretty easy grade school stuff, but then we got into those sin, cos, and tan things…thank God for that SOHCAHTOA mnemonic. That’s the tough one, I guess I’ll have to figure out how all that stuff works.

And that’s the main thing, I’ll give the compsci stuff another look later. Phew!

**WRITAN:**

Nothing this week. Though I may have to get started on the next draft of my big project, which I haven’t forgotten about, as my editor is gonna get back to me soon about that!

Well, that does it for this week…on to the next, reeee.