Posts tagged with "school"

School's Out Forever

The best thing about grad­u­at­ing uni­ver­sity and hav­ing a job is that noth­ing fol­lows me home. For almost all of my life, up until this point, I felt like a slave to home­work, projects, and tests. I’d never have a week­end where I could just relax, and not think about the next thing that I should be work­ing on. Even in the sum­mers I felt guilty for not get­ting a head start on next years material.

Now it’s just pure relax­ation. No more worry about fail­ing some­thing or run­ning out of money. The only thing left to work on is me, and I have the rest of my life for that.

One Out Of Two Ain't Bad

Just fin­ished writ­ing my eco­nom­ics exam. I found out last night that the exam was at 9:00 am instead of 2:00 pm. Usually, I make a last minute check of the sched­ule before I go to sleep the day before, so it was a shock. The last few hours before an exam are inte­gral in my abil­ity to pass, so my plan to study with Aaron basi­cally fell through.

I have no idea how well I did though. Going in, I was think­ing that it would be a sure fail, but I ended up con­fi­dently answer­ing the major­ity of the ques­tions. I only read through the mate­r­ial once, and didn’t do any review. If I do some­how end up pass­ing this course, than either:

  • I can remem­ber 90% of what I under­stand or
  • eco­nom­ics is a really easy pro­gram com­pared to comp sci, or
  • first year courses are extremely sim­ple after pass­ing fourth year ones, or
  • there was some sort of divine intervention

I’ve decided that just pass­ing one of my courses will my sat­is­fy­ing. That way the term won’t be a com­plete waste.

But I Should Really Be Studying Instead Of Writing This

I’m almost cer­tain that I’ll be fail­ing the classes I’ve taken this term. The exams are in a few days, and I only started study­ing, no, learn­ing the mate­r­ial yes­ter­day. It just seems so point­less to try pass­ing a class when the cred­its will expire any­way. Sure, they don’t expire for a few years, but I don’t plan on going back to school within the next decade, if ever. This wouldn’t be a worry if I wasn’t work­ing almost full-time and mov­ing in the same week, but that doesn’t really seem to mat­ter. I have a his­tory of fail­ing stuff at the right time. The two core courses I failed dur­ing my comp sci degree didn’t hold me back and I was able to make them up with­out a hitch. Now I’ll be fail­ing two courses I don’t need. As long as I try my hard­est to pass, given the cir­cum­stances, I won’t feel guilty what­ever the outcome.

Post Graduate Business

I’m insanely busy. I have two exams next week, both of which I haven’t started study­ing for yet. Actually I haven’t even been to class in about a month. Once I found out that my cred­its would expire in a few years, I lost all desire to do well, since I don’t plan on going back to school in a few years. I’m also mov­ing next week­end, and have only packed three boxes so far. Things just keep pop­ping up. Table ten­nis ses­sions, pot lucks, bar­be­cues, unex­pected phone calls, blah blah blah. For once, I wish that I had a week­end to myself, where I could relax and read.

As Long As I Pass

I can’t study with­out rewards. This may pos­si­bly be the fault of my par­ents, telling me from an early age that I’d earn some­thing for every spelling test I got per­fect. I told some of my class­mates at the time, who would earn noth­ing but the pal­try praise of their par­ents, and they rather pre­co­ciously told me that such a sys­tem was unhealthy. Of course, I was too young to under­stand such things at the time, and now I find myself unable to be moti­vated to study with­out think­ing that I’ll get to do some­thing fun as a break.

I’ve been try­ing to study for my account­ing mid-term all week, and couldn’t actu­ally get started until I knew that there was some­thing enter­tain­ing I could do. At first it was play­ing Chrono Cross, but my emu­la­tor was just too buggy. Then it was try­ing to make a new back­ground, but it ended up being too much think­ing for a break. I moved onto Uru, and I’ve been play­ing it ever since. I have to admit that there are worlds that com­pletely take my breath away. It’s one of the few games that really make me appre­ci­ate a high-end GPU. I wish I could be play­ing with Trolley, but I rather like being able to solve the puz­zles by myself. I’m always, always, ALWAYS the slow­est one in fig­ur­ing things out, and never the one who gets the answer if I’m play­ing in a group.