I can't pretend to be the greatest student in the world.
That said, when a fortune teller in Singapore told me I would top the class in October, I allowed myself to become quietly hopeful. As all my classmates started getting their grades for our first big assignment, I kept checking and re-checking the student system, waiting for my grade to appear.
And yesterday, it finally happened - a notification saying "New Grade - Evidence Based Medicine".
I hurriedly opened the link, to see ...
Zero! Reviewed by the Section Instructor and everything, so it couldn't be a mistake.
I quickly looked for an email telling me to pack my bags and find a different career, but there was nothing.
In a panic, I called the course administration unit to ask what to do about it.
"Oh, just ignore that" was the breezy instruction, "I accidentally put in a grade but yours isn't marked yet. I couldn't leave it blank so I put a 0".