16 thoughts on “The Semester Fringe

  1. bisted

    …excellent…just put half as much effort into what you are supposed to be doing and you will breeze through.

  2. Spaghetti Hoop

    I’m probably taking this too seriously but panic is very destructive of time when it comes to exams and thesis deadlines. Students tend to vent off about how busy they are, how much they have to do, how much coffee they’re drinking, ‘look-at-me-the-busy-bee’ etc. – without actually knuckling down and creating a realistic schedule and keeping the stress managed and distractions at bay. Easy for me to say years later in hindsight but I wish students had a bit more support and training with this. I know the above is just a vent but the 30 mins panicking is a valuable 30 mins lost. Good luck in anyways.

    1. Atticus

      I’ve been back in college part time for the last two years and the panic doesn’t go away, even with the foresight of hindsight.

      1. Zarathustra

        I used to spend a lot of time doing up detailed notes in a bullet point format, which made revision before the exam less stressful and easier to remember, and I found it worked very well, particularly because you are learning/revising the information while you’re doing the notes in the first place.

        1. Kin Kong Ovo

          This is how it’s done. I used to sumarise an entire book in bullet points, then rote learn the bullet points, toss out the notes, and take every test there was available.
          Worked perfectly for three years.

      1. Kin Kong Ovo

        That place where there are no repeats, where slacking off can’t be reconciled by cramming closer to an exam, where consequences are immediate, apparent and final.

        That real world. Employed life. The stress is a lot more.

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