Thursday, February 18, 2010


Ugh, I am completely and totally ready for Reading Week to come. I've been through several midterms and assignments and two essays and am very excited to take a break.

One of my midterms (on Thermodynamics) was almost uniformly awful. We all thought we'd get about two hours since that was the block on our schedules for the tutorial where the exam took place. That was false. We got 1 hr 20 min. Predictably, it only went downhill from there. The average on the first question was 3/23. Or 13%. Apparently it was based on an example in class, but if everyone didn't understand how to do it, then obviously something has gone horribly wrong. In the end, the average was 58% after they halved the weight of the first question. Ugh.

I have also found out that my essay writing skills have atrophied considerably. I had to write a film review for a class and had to stretch my usual concise manner into four pages. If left to my own devices, it would have read, "It was good. You should see it."

Finally, I am looking forward to going home for the next week, but considerably less thrilled by the prospect of going through security. I just have to remember, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home..."

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