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So the result for my Arabic course is out :) Now I can talk about all of my results~ Wee~

Act Sci 300
The challenge : I really want an A for this course, because my seniors said that this course is an easy A. But I did miss two classes, didn't send two homeworks, and didn't do one quiz. Of course I was worried if I didn't get an A.
And the result is... : But thank God, I did get an A for this one-credit course :)

Arabic Language
The challenge : I came back to Madison like two-three weeks late, so I missed a lot of classes (this course is every day!). The limit of absents is five, and I know I didn't come to class more than that. I worried that my absents will bring down my grade.
What I did : My knowledge of Arabic language during high schools truly helped me a lot. Plus, I was very lucky that my instructor is not so strict, and he is very friendly. During my oral test, I told him about my current situation with my sponsor, and he said "I hope you will do well (in your other courses), because I know you are a good student". Hee~
And the result is... : This course is a 5-credit course, so getting an A really helps my GPA and CGPA.

The challenge : Statistics isn't that much problem at the beginning, but it gets harder and harder throughout the course. Even though I missed the lectures a lot (intentionally), I went to every single discussion session~
What I did : There are two things that truly helped me with this course: Act Sci 300, which complements this course, and a lot of helps and guides from Naqib :)  But I really do need to thank Naqib since without him, it would be hard for me to catch up with this class. Kudos to him :)
And the result is... :  My test scores were pretty constant, so I really think that I deserve an AB. My midterms scores are better than Naqib's, and we got the same score for the final and final grading mark (82/100). My homeworks isn't that good compared to Naqib's. By the way this course bears 4 credit hour.

The challenge : I struggled with two major obstacle in this course. First, I can't really understand the lecture. Second, I am taking this class alone (meaning no other Malaysians were in the same class. It's really hard for me since I have a bad experience taking a course alone. In fact, during the first midterm, I failed the paper (11/25 only!).
What I did : After that, I know that I need to do real harder and smarter for this course. Well of course, I didn't do really hard (or I will definitely break), so I did it smartly (I think). As my senior suggested, I took a Business Learning Center (BLC) class and it definitely helped me a lot. Plus, I went to every exam reviews. So during my second midterm, I scored 20.5/25. But the real challenge is before and during the final. I totally lost it during the lectures. I couldn't understand a thing that my professor said. I was really really worried for my finals.
And the result is... : With extra efforts and doing exactly the same thing that I did before my second midterm, I scored 33.3/40 for my final, and my final grade is B :) Macroeconomic is a 3-credit course.

My GPA for this semester is 3.615. I am truly happy right now, and thankful to Allah for granting me my wish :) Thanks also to those who have been supporting me!


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