Boring, school-related post ahead. Beware!
I just finished my midterm about half an hour ago. I didn’t realize it was only going to be for 60 minutes, instead of the full 2 hrs during our normal class time. So I’m out pretty early and I was really tempted to go home and sleep or ask my boyfriend if he wanted to go out for a bit to celebrate today. But then the inner goody two-shoes voice inside of me (which always seems to win more often than not) asked me, “How great would it be if you finished reading for biology today so you don’t have to stress over it tomorrow?” because I have a quiz on new readings assigned (due on Wednesday). And the fact that I had the self-discipline to do that amazes me because I went to bed at 4:30am this morning and woke up at 8:00am. (Of course, my “self-discipline” is limited as usual, since I’m sitting here writing a blog post instead…but I felt obligated to update this place!)
Yes, this blog post will be self-congratulating for once! I started studying (slowly) for my genetics midterm some time late last week, and then this weekend (mostly Sunday…) really kicked it into gear. For one of the first few times in my life, I actually did everything that I wanted to do in preparation for the exam. If you know me, I am a big procrastinator, just like half (more or less?) of the college population. Normally I will end up not having enough time to do everything I could have possibly done to prepare myself for an exam. But this time! Yes, this time! I went through all of my lecture notes, recorded lectures for clarification, tutoring notes & problems, all the assigned homework problems, and made flash cards (and obviously reviewed them, otherwise that’d be pointless…but trust me, more often than not I end up with not enough time to ever review them again) for every single concept & term. I’m so proud of myself! I’m like beaming with pride! Haha, give me a break, it’s not often that I actually accomplish this so that’s why I’m so amazed.
So anyways, the exam itself. It was actually *way* easier than I had expected. WOW. But I don’t want to be too sure of myself there because if you’ve ever been like me, you would think you did okay or awesome and it turns out you bombed it! So I’ll just leave it at that, but I thought it was going to be much more difficult. There were, admittedly, a few problems I was unsure about but as mentioned before, my biology classes are graded on a curve, so my grade depends on how everyone else does.
Ah yes, beaming with pride! But now it’s time to study for my next quiz on Wed :( And not to mention another quiz and midterm on Friday. SIGH. I’m expecting a really nice lunch or dinner date with my boyfriend this weekend when it’s all over.