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post #1 of 128
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Well, I'm not really sure how to work this, but I figure we can just wing it to start out with.

Yesterday I didn't do much because my mom came over and we played games instead! But this morning I was up at 5am (despite going to bed at midnight) and I read almost the entire last chapter that I needed to read. I just have a few more pages. Also, the power was out so from 5am-6am I read by candlelight! Now that my son is up I am extremely tired but we'll see how the rest of the day goes. If I can do this again tomorrow, I should be set for my test on Tuesday night.

So my study plans are naptime today (~2-3pm) and 5am - ~8am tomorrow morning. I will try to check in and not go to any other threads!!!
post #2 of 128
Good luck with your test tomorrow night!

My daughter had a therapy appointment at 8am today and my son is out of school. My mom was going to pick them up after therapy at 9am and then take them to a movie then out to lunch with my sis. She called at 6:45 am and said she couldn't sleep so she'd take them to therapy. She picked them up about 7:20. I ran to the coffee shop and picked up a Chai then came home. So far I've finished my statistics homework that is due tomorrow, took my quiz (it's an online course), and have read and provided feedback on three essays for my English course. My paper is due Thursday night at midnight and I'm working on that right now - my rough draft is done. I am also working on my music course - just downloading lectures via mp3 and taking notes (online course). I will be studying until 2pm or so today.

Tomorrow my sis is picking up my daughter after therapy and then my mom will bring her home. My dad is going to pickup my son from school too. So tomorrow I'll have from noon until about 3:30 to study in a quiet house.
post #3 of 128
Cool Cody'smomma - thanks for starting us off!
And studying by candlelight? You are my hero! I'd have taken that as a sign that I was excused.

I posted what I've got to do in the other thread - it seems like an overwhelming amount. : So I'm just going to start! Now.
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I'll check in later! See ya studybuddies!
post #4 of 128
Yeah i'm so proud of me. I took the morning and so far have finished one of my health assignments, which is due next monday, my geology homework which consisted of doing a bunch of stuff on excel, and I am getting ready to do the final touches on my paper which is due tomorrow. I'll still have one assignment due friday in health that i'm going to finish later today.
Woo hoo. I'll have no more to do this week. I don't have any more tests in any of my classes until the last two weeks of classes in december. Its too bad i can't be this productive every day.

I agree with gradmama, if my power was off, i would take it as a sign not to study. But i'll pretty much take anything as a sign not to study if i can. Kudos to you for sticking thru it. Sorry your so tired, it will feel worth it when you get an awesome grade on your test.
post #5 of 128
I actually got some stuff done today! I finished up my manual so it's ready for publication. (Being a program director means that I get to write all the paperwork....) I also read over half the Don Quijote assignment. I still have a 5 pg paper to write tonight, after I tutor my student and have a meeting. I'll be up late this evening!
post #6 of 128
Well. The stats paper is complete! I really need to learn how to do these things more quickly.

Now to do laundry and start on finishing the grading. Sigh...

Hope everyone else is making progress.
post #7 of 128
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I actually got some stuff done today! I finished up my manual so it's ready for publication. (Being a program director means that I get to write all the paperwork....) I also read over half the Don Quijote assignment. I still have a 5 pg paper to write tonight, after I tutor my student and have a meeting. I'll be up late this evening!
Yeah for getting all that done! I've been on point today......but yes, its going to be a long night. Cup of coffee anyone?

Sigh...everyone in my house is so sick too (including me ) I just wanna go to bed...
post #8 of 128
I love the idea!!!!!!!!!!!! A study support group will be very useful!
post #9 of 128
Thread Starter 
Welcome Tiny Tina!

Keep up the good studying and paper writing everyone!

Just checking in here... it is 6am and I finished the chapter and am now going over the notes. STill need to study the last test as this one will contain info from that one. Which sucks cause I never read much of those chapters. :

OK, back to reading.
post #10 of 128
welcome tinytina! I'm liking this.
It sounds as if you're almost ready for your test! Good for you!

I'm going to take the kids to school and then finish the grading and begin reading........
post #11 of 128
good luck with the test and studying!
post #12 of 128
Good luck with the test!

Today was a completely unproductive day school-wise. I do get to register for my spring classes in 30 minutes though (we do registration appointments). I have my paper due Thursday night but I just received the results of my 2nd essay and I got a 175/175 - yay! Right now I'm at about a 93-95% in all three of my classes.
post #13 of 128
Thanks for the warm welcomes everyone, I have a few things this week to work on and other things that are being put off until later due to time restraints.

I have a midterm on Thursday....got the study notes almost completely done.
Thursday: Got to finish another novel for class and I need to make reading notes.
I have a presentation on Friday....almost done (worked on my powerpoint and handout) with a partner.

Next Wed. another big presentation with 3 other people.

Some big papers still need to be completed before the end of semester about 3 weeks.

YIKES!

One of my classes I'm doing a paper on the effects of tv commericals on kids especially looking at obesity rates and then the other side under-eating (anorexia, etc)
I can't wait to have time to work on that paper.
post #14 of 128
I hope the test went well Codys'mama!

Today, I got all the midterm grading finished. I semi-prepared for class and made it to class. How that took up the whole day? I don't know. But I'm home and exhausted and havent' decided what's next.

tinytina - don't you Love papers that you love? That's what I like about grad school - well, supposedly its supposed to only be on stuff I like. Not that it gets it done quicker...but you know.

MytwoAs - Congratulations! And good luck with the paper!

I guess - I will read some statistics (means taking notes - stuff is jibberish to me) and some lighter reading that doesn't require sooo much brain power.

See ya in the mornin! I have to work hard from 8:30 to 1:30 b/c then the days are filled with the kids' apts. and stuff.
post #15 of 128
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good luck with the test and studying!
Thanks!

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Right now I'm at about a 93-95% in all three of my classes.
That is awesome! Congratulations!

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Some big papers still need to be completed before the end of semester about 3 weeks.

YIKES!

One of my classes I'm doing a paper on the effects of tv commericals on kids especially looking at obesity rates and then the other side under-eating (anorexia, etc)
I can't wait to have time to work on that paper.
Sometimes I have a really hard time thinking about all the stuff I have to do by the end of the quarter. I'm trying really hard to just take it day by day! That paper sounds very interesting. I think I would love to write a paper on that!

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I guess - I will read some statistics (means taking notes - stuff is jibberish to me) and some lighter reading that doesn't require sooo much brain power.
OOH, stats. Didn't like that class too much and now it is coming back to haunt me in my other management classes!!

Well you guys, I did the DUMBEST thing ever. I was working so hard, concentrating on studying for this test (which I feel pretty good about, btw) that I completely forgot about my homework for my other class!! I guess I can only do one thing at a time! Oh well, it doesn't affect my grade much, I still have a middle of the road B and that is a pretty easy class.

Anyhoo, I"ll be up at 5am again (provided I can get to bed soon! )
post #16 of 128
Cody'smomma - how did the test do? And btw....I have so done that! There's only so much a brain can remember at once and you are right, it is overwhelming so we compartmentalize and then....

Anyway - I'm getting at it...
post #17 of 128

what a great thread!

just wanted to jump in and say hi, good luck and good work!

my girl is almost 8 weeks, I went back when she was 11 days :
I think I'm sorta finally maybe getting the hang of this but I am NOT the student I was before baby.

Got papers, reports, a presentation, and some tests then winter break! woohoo!
post #18 of 128
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just wanted to jump in and say hi, good luck and good work!

my girl is almost 8 weeks, I went back when she was 11 days :
I think I'm sorta finally maybe getting the hang of this but I am NOT the student I was before baby.

Got papers, reports, a presentation, and some tests then winter break! woohoo!
Welcome! Yes, I found that I am a different student after having a kid. But for me it was for the better. I could not procrastinate until the last minute because I never knew when that was going to be. I had to utilize the time that I knew I had. Which still isn't very easy.

Yay for winter break!! I only have four more class days and then finals. The end is in sight.

I've been up since 5am and I am almost done with my homework for tonight. My sister got me up (stayed at my mom's last night) and if it wasn't for her, I may not have gotten up. Plus, she made me some coffee so that was helpful.

Let's get some good studying/paperwriting/whathaveyou in today, folks!

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post #19 of 128
I just got back my grade from a test i took last week. I am so bummed. I did horrible. I was sick the week prior and just didn't study enough. I'm soo mad at myself. Basically this class only has 4 grades which count towards the final grade. All 4 are exams. I didn't do so well so it brought my grade way down. : I'm not typically an A student , but i was really striving this semester and to blow this one class just makes me so sad.
I know its only my first semester in school and i can make up my gpa later, but i'm upset.

On the other hand, i just have to finish up a project for tomorow, and then thanksgiving break. Yeah.

I agree its soo much harder when you have kids to get stuff done. I'm finding late nights are inevitable. I really can't get much done if they are awake and my dh isn't home. My dd was 5 months old when i went back to school. It gets a tiny bit easier every day.

These next few weeks are crunch time for me. Lots of studying to do for finals. If i don't start now, it will all pile up. Is everyone here almost done too? I know that schools that run on quarters are done really soon right? We are semesters here so mid december to mid january is our break.
post #20 of 128
[QUOTE=nolansmummy;9739453]I just got back my grade from a test i took last week. I am so bummed. I did horrible. I was sick the week prior and just didn't study enough. I'm soo mad at myself. Basically this class only has 4 grades which count towards the final grade. All 4 are exams. I didn't do so well so it brought my grade way down. : I'm not typically an A student , but i was really striving this semester and to blow this one class just makes me so sad.
I know its only my first semester in school and i can make up my gpa later, but i'm upset. ]
I"m sorry. That's really rough. Can you/do you want to talk to the professor about doing something to bring up your grade? And yes, of course you can make it up later throughout the time you are in school. Its hard tho.

[I agree its soo much harder when you have kids to get stuff done. I'm finding late nights are inevitable.]

Ya know...I need to go to bed by midnight and even then its a little too late for me. I no longer can/should pull all-nighters. Its just the way it is. I just need my sleep or I can't manage at all. I think putting it in that perspective has actually lightened my stress level a tiny bit. Or maybe I'm just in denial .

[These next few weeks are crunch time for me. Lots of studying to do for finals. If i don't start now, it will all pile up. Is everyone here almost done too? I know that schools that run on quarters are done really soon right? We are semesters here so mid december to mid january is our break.]

Uh-huh! Yes ma'am. Crunch time indeedy. 20 page paper, research proposal and another 10-12 statistics project. Not too mention all the grading....
We'll get there! hopefully.
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