College of Engineering Truth: Engineering subjects are hard and challenging, which is why it’s acceptable to settle with a passing grade.
Those who do not study engineering may raise their eyebrows upon reading that statement. But what they do not realize is that surviving engineering entails blood, sweat, and tears – passing one engineering subject will definitely have to be a struggle, more so when a lot of engineering subjects are taken in one term.
Only an engineering student understands the struggles of another engineering student; which is why when I say that, “I’m already happy with my passing mark,” other engineering students might offer me a consoling hug because of the shared feeling. Every engineering student knows the feeling of exaltation when he or she finds out that he passed the exam, no matter what the score is.
It has come to a point to engineering students that whatever we do in trying to get a better score, a certain force of nature, somehow likened to gravity, will pull us down to the passing mark during exams. Some thought process might be misconfigured, probably because of the many formulas and constant we need to know.
But many can guarantee and agree with me that we are doing our best – by best, I mean pulling all-nighters, squeezing all study resources, and solving as many problems as possible for practice – to earn the better scores. It’s just whenever we try, most of us keep falling short and also keep failing the exam; some get the passing grade if they are lucky. Ultimately, it’s the fact that we did our best that matters. We have put a fight to get the best grade we can have, than having not to try at all.