April 26, 2013
I just finished my third exam in four days; needless to say, it has been a long week. Luckily, I saw this grind coming from a long way off. At the end of Spring Break, as I looked over my respective syllabi, I realized that a string of midterm examinations fell within this one week. I braced myself and began studying far in advance.
My week began with a government exam on Monday morning. Luckily, we had only covered a few chapters of the textbook since the last exam—there was not too much material to study. But still, I buckled down and tirelessly reviewed my class notes until I could recite them by heart. I was amply prepared when I finally got to the test.
On Wednesday I had a German exam, my last of the semester. I carefully reread the novels and poems we discussed in class; I also reviewed the personal philosophy of each author. When the exam eventually arrived, I had a list of literary themes I was ready to interpret.
Finally, there was tonight’s exam: economics. This test was by far the lengthiest of the three, taking me just short of two hours to complete. Our last examination was months ago, before spring break; since then we covered almost half of the textbook. For the past week, I practically lived with my economics notebook, reviewing my notes whenever I found a spare moment. Though the test was long, I managed to survive.
The key to surviving this week was time management. I prepared for these tests long before I felt a dire need, before the weight of each exam was bearing down on me. Now that this week is over, I can relax and enjoy these last two weeks before finals. Of course, there are still a few essays I need to write before the end of the year.
Majors: Government and Economics (intended)
Activities: Cross Country, Debate Society
Favorite Pastimes: Late-night Diner breakfast, reading the paper in KJ through the morning, wandering the Root Glen and sipping a latte from Cafe Opus.
Hometown: Newfane, Vt.
High School: Concord Academy