The Midterm Peak

10.02.2011As Fall Break nears, the Midterm exam season is in full swing. That’s right, everyone. Time to highlight those textbooks, make flashcards, review those class notes, and hopefully not stay up too late studying. It’s the time dreaded by all college-kids. And I am no exception. For the first few weeks of class I felt a little underwhelmed, thinking that it was strange that I didn’t really have a lot of work to do. Oh, how quickly that time passes. And now it seems as if all of my classes are coming to their first peak with exams, papers, and other evaluations happening around the same time. Last week I took my first Cognitive Psychology exam after spend a solid day-and-a- half (read: at least 7-8 hours) studying for one exam. That is probably more time than I have ever spent studying for one test, including finals. But I think it paid off, because I felt decent about how I performed. Of course that’s not the only thing I’ve been focusing on, not in the slightest. I’ve had a few short French and Philosophy papers, a ton of Philosophy and Religion reading, and a few short French reading assignments. Then there’s also my Religion midterm to study for (I take it Tuesday). Not to mention the things due after midterm break. Check this out: Tuesday after break--Philosophy paper due which requires watching a movie and responding to it; Wednesday—Broadcasting midterm exam; Thursday—big Psychology research paper due. I mean, come on, don’t I get a Fall Break? I guess that’s a no. Anyway, I guess that’s the life of a college student. I’m obviously not alone in my suffering, because everyone’s classes are peaking at this point too. I suppose the only thing to do is to make a big pot of coffee, put on some tunes, and get to work. And maybe buy stock in notecards and highlighters…