first ADV411 exam: CUI

I’m screwed. I screwed up my first ADV411 exam.

I had the urge to say to the prof, “I think I know what you meant by ‘students usually don’t do well on the first exam’,” when I went up to hand in my paper.


I haven’t been doing too well in Japanese class too coz I hardly look through the stuff before class. My structure quizzes have been getting a lot of checks (no plus) lately. Especially for the recent material, I’m often highly confused in class about the polite/plain positive/negative forms.

This is what usually happens…

γƒ•γ‚§γƒ³ε…ˆη”Ÿ: (refers to question 9 on homework sheet) γ‚Šγ‚‡γ†γ—γ‚“γ«γ‚ˆγι›»θ©±γ‚’γ‹γ‘γŸγ‹γ‚‰γ€ζ›Έγ‹γͺいんです。
Me: (thinking inside) Why is it not かける since the behind is in present tense? (thinking…thinking…thinking…not listening)
(Meanwhile, γƒ•γ‚§γƒ³ε…ˆη”Ÿ has gone on to ask a question to the class. He is waiting for someone to answer it. My subconscious heard the question.)
γƒ•γ‚§γƒ³ε…ˆη”Ÿ: プをさん。
Me: (thinking inside) SHIT. γƒ’γ‚¦γ•γ‚“γ€γŸγ™γ‘γ¦!

Yea, I kinda suck at the recent material covered so I really appreciate not being called to answer questions. When I’m not listening, I’m actually trying to figure out something and you can practically see the question marks popping out of my head.

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