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05 May 2010 @ 05:53 pm
 
Last night was amazing. It was May the 4th (Starwars Day - May the 4th be with you) so we got 50% off Dominos (my favourite kind of pizza) and watched Star Wars: A New Hope, the first/fourth one. I revised through it but it was just fantastic. The others played a drinking game to it. The walk over to get the pizza was great too - I was carrying around a light saber. (:

Today I came on campus at 10. Simon came down at 11 and we went over stats a bit. I feel much more confident about my group project due in on Monday - he has no problem with it coming in on Monday.

Have revised all day. Took on a faster method. Got through all my Weeds lectures.

I've now come to that place where usually I feel a LITTLE more confident, at least - maybe not 'I know all this material' but 'at least I know I can write an essay out of the material I know.'

I just checked all the past exam papers. I have them printed out beside me. Apparently, Bob expects us to have MEMORISED all of his lectures. Excuse me, Bob, I cannot memorise the number of weeds, herbicides and methods you mentioned for all the habitats covered.

Just...AUGH. This is my most dreaded module for just how mind-numbingly boring and terrible it is - so of course the exam will be that too. Thank Gods it's only 1.5hrs or I think I would off myself with hemlock essence. I'm trying to remember that I got a 60 (thank Earth for B's!) on the 50% test during term, so I already have 30 marks out of the 40 I need to pass...worst comes to worst, I only need a 20 on this exam. I would like more, of course, but I only NEED a 20 and I am trying to remember that.

Stats, well, stats has numbers. Numbers and I have a history of aversion. At least Friday's exam is Multiple Choice, even if negatively marked - MCQ exams are easier on the hand and the moral than essay tests. Trying to remember that I got 80-100 on the four assessments totalling 40% of the course, so I'm nearly passing just on those alone.

ASLKDFJKASD. This somehow does not make the idea of sitting for 3 hrs taking these exams any better! And no I am not ruddy frakking interested in writing an essay on Poa annua or annual meadow-grasses or...AAAH THAT IS THE ONLY ONE I REMEMBER ANYWAY AND I THINK IT'S WRONG! Explodes. Growls.

Tomorrow...is going to be messy.

(This entry was supposed to be an eloquent entry about how listening to 'Defying Gravity' on my walk in this morning let me embrace my anger against school and utilise it to get through unscathed. That is clearly not what happened.)
 
 
 
President Airlockqueen_of_snapes on May 5th, 2010 06:04 pm (UTC)
I think it's proof that I'm a trekkie at heart that I missed Star Wars day. We only celebrate Picard Day, which is every day, really (:
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on May 5th, 2010 06:59 pm (UTC)
Teehee. It was Jujubean's fault - she told us about the May the 4th thing despite not being a Star Wars fan, so she didn't even watch it when we did. :P

I'll be a Trekkie some day, just you wait!
President Airlockqueen_of_snapes on May 5th, 2010 08:11 pm (UTC)
I'll be a Trekkie some day, just you wait!
Your to-watch list is growing longer and longer, what with all of BSG still waiting...

Another holiday I observe is Towel Day on the 25th May, although I admit to carrying the towel in my handbag and not on open display...
kellychamblisskellychambliss on May 5th, 2010 06:51 pm (UTC)
When my partner's son was little, he'd sometimes pick up a stick in the park and play Jedi Knight with it. He'd call the stick his "life saver."
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on May 5th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
My brother and I used to do that. In fact, he was so into Star Wars that he started using the name 'Luke' in school. I then became Leia. It was...interesting. I always told him it wasn't fair Leia didn't get to properly fight since she'd really have the Force too if it was genetic, so he let my early feminism slide and allowed me to play. It was probably a bad choice given I always won - that's the trouble with older tomboy sisters.

As soon as I picked up the light saber, my housemates called me Yoda. I countered that I wasn't green but it was just about the only thing I could argue...
katie._untilforever on May 5th, 2010 06:52 pm (UTC)
I swear Science-ey exams are SO HARD. I have double the number of exams of my housemates and its CRAZY. The amount they want you to memorise and be able to recall into an essay is stupid. Your course and exam structure sounds identical to mine!
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on May 5th, 2010 07:03 pm (UTC)
They are! I don't have double the exams my housemates have (the psychology students seem to have the most), but I seem to have the most essays - and they're terrible! I mean, exams are terrible to begin with, but to sit there and write for an hour and a half or more? It's just stinky! Certainly way too much to memorise and spew back. Erg.

I just want it to be Friday night now pleasekaythanx. Rawrrr.
katie._untilforever on May 5th, 2010 07:05 pm (UTC)
I have 8 exams, most of them are 2 hours :( I don't hit 3 hours til next year though - yay! I can't wait until they're over, but I still have a month to go :(
Kiwi Crocuscranky__crocus on May 5th, 2010 07:14 pm (UTC)
I had 8 last year, one 3 hours (4 essays) and the others 1.5hrs. This year I have 7 exams - I lucked out since my course had a number of coursework-based modules this year. I've got today and tomorrow, then 18th, 20th & 21st for exams and I'm done.

asdfklajsdf rawr I want them to be over. D: