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post #81 of 128
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oh well......i got a footnote done
why is writing a paper such a long and anguishing process?

sigh....

this is purely a complaint email...I'll respond to everyone else later.
Complain away! That is what we are here for.

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Yuppers, finals soon here too!

I've got the 1st 16 page paper completed. I'm working on the assignment that goes "with" it now. Then, I have to finish up a group project, prep an individual presentation and write the papers that go with those tomorrow.

Sheesh.....well, only 14 more papers to go.
Hopefully they are not long ones!

As for me, studied about 5 hours yesterday, and today hope to get just as much in. My brain turns to mush after reading a couple of chapter so I'm not sure I'll be able to read them all. Might have to resort to skimming. But I'm at the point where I just don't care. I will do the best I can and then move on to the next quarter.
post #82 of 128
Define long, LOL.

The paper after the 16 pg ended up being 9 pages. I still have a 10 pgr, (2)6-8 pg, and 4-6 article summaries (1-1.5 pg/ea) due Tues along with 2 presentations. The rest are all lit papers, and I've already finished the reading so it's not a huge deal.

Well, back to work. Have a group project I've got to get my stuff together for.
post #83 of 128
I'm in the home stretch!

I took my in-person braille exam yesterday, and while I don't think I aced it, I feel like I did pretty well.

I have one more exam in that class (online), a presentation (which is done, just have to actually do it) and an exam for my other class. And then . . .

NO CLASSES until February 4th!!!!!!

I am, however, seriously procrastinating about registration for spring, mostly because I can't figure out how I'm gonna pay for it! Gotta get off my butt and do that tonight.
post #84 of 128
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Hi meco - that's me too - studying all the time from now until the 14th. I worked all day on a stats project and will spend all day tomorrow on my research paper (20 pages and I can't seem to get going that's always the hardest part for me). Sunday I will read for class (like 7 articles) and work on whatever else I can get done. Monday...sigh. I need to not think about Monday. Anyway, I guess I just made that about me but I was attempting to show how I can relate...... Good Luck!
So you understand! You feel my pain. It's nice to know I am not the only one. I am feeling the crunch. So much to do, so little time. My last final is the 19th. I cannot seem to get going on a few last minute things either. I am just not getting there. I have so much to do. I know I will get it done, but man, :

cody'smomma, I am here with you. My brain can only absorb so much information and do so much thinking.

MamaChel, I do not envy you and all those papers. I was dreading a bunch of statistical and policy analysis, but I think I would rather have that. Or not. Good luck!

snuggly mama, That is good news! I hope you figure out registration. That is always annoying.

And I hope everything is going well for everyone!

I have to work on a group project and write a paper today that is due tomorrow. I need to get some stats and econ done for Wednesday. I need to be prepping for finals every single day. And Wednesday we have a grad student social with booze and food, which is always a treat, something to look forward to after class.
post #85 of 128
Oh thank you thank you for this thread.

I have lost all motivation. I got my mega report out on Friday. In at 4:46 (deadline was 5pm) and I have done nothing. I know I pass even if I fail my exams so motivation is low. I may not even get my associates in Environmental (I have a degree already) but it is not good to get a bad mark as the community is pretty small.

Help!
I'm very very lazy..
post #86 of 128
Beth - Congrats on the exam! I ended up taking out a student loan for the Spring (plus it includes my Winter Intersession course) and am hoping to put my husband's bonus and our tax refund into a savings account to pay for the summer and fall semesters next year. Summer is only one class, thankfully. Prices have gone up a lot since the mid 90s when I last attended!

Reading about all the papers you mommas are writing makes me realize my one 8 page project due on Tuesday is paltry in comparison.

Good luck to all as they come down the home stretch! I'm looking forward to, but getting anxious about, my deal on campus on Wednesday. The few faces I saw when I went up there for advisement were all smiles so at least I know they're welcoming. Knowing I'm a good ten years older than the majority of them, even the grad students, has me a bit bugged out. I've never been concerned about my age but I have a lot of mixed memories about the university so I think being back there just kind of brings those back. O'well, I'm going to have to get used to it hehe.
post #87 of 128
One of the papers is a policy analysis. Sigh.....

Got the prep work for the group presentation finished. Then had to run hubs to the ER for a PICC line check.
It's fine, which is very good news.

Now I'm working on a couple of revisions to my program manual before I start burning it to the disks for orientation tomorrow. Yippee.....gah.

I'm actually taking the evening off after 9pm EST b/c I am going to sit down a actually watch a TV show, for the first time all year. Tomorrow will be enough time for the rest of the stuff.

Good luck tonight everyone.
post #88 of 128
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I'm actually taking the evening off after 9pm EST b/c I am going to sit down a actually watch a TV show, for the first time all year. Tomorrow will be enough time for the rest of the stuff.

Good luck tonight everyone.
A well-deserved rest! Good for you Mama.

Glad the PICC line is OK.
post #89 of 128
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Originally Posted by cody'smomma View Post
Complain away! That is what we are here for.

Hopefully they are not long ones!

As for me, studied about 5 hours yesterday, and today hope to get just as much in. My brain turns to mush after reading a couple of chapter so I'm not sure I'll be able to read them all. Might have to resort to skimming. But I'm at the point where I just don't care. I will do the best I can and then move on to the next quarter.
Thanks cody'smomma - I needed that. I should be working past that footnote now.........but I'm here . I think skimming is okay. I actually.......gasp.....am not reading ALL the articles for tomorrow's class b/c she said we didn't need to. Now, I have a hard time with that b/c i feel as if I'm supposed to do it all so I get all knowledge I can.........but she also wants a 20 page paper and there may or may not be another time when i will absolutely have to read those other four articles.

As far as mush brains, i've heard that if you read/study/write for 45 minutes and then take a 15 minute break, you will be more productive than if you just go straight at it.

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Originally Posted by MamaChel View Post
Define long, LOL.

The paper after the 16 pg ended up being 9 pages. I still have a 10 pgr, (2)6-8 pg, and 4-6 article summaries (1-1.5 pg/ea) due Tues along with 2 presentations. The rest are all lit papers, and I've already finished the reading so it's not a huge deal.

Well, back to work. Have a group project I've got to get my stuff together for.
OMG mama. That stresses ME out and I have a 20 pager, a 10-12, and a 2-5 that aren't particularly easy. So, yeah. you can be my heroine!

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Originally Posted by snuggly mama View Post
I'm in the home stretch!

I took my in-person braille exam yesterday, and while I don't think I aced it, I feel like I did pretty well.

I have one more exam in that class (online), a presentation (which is done, just have to actually do it) and an exam for my other class. And then . . .

NO CLASSES until February 4th!!!!!!

I am, however, seriously procrastinating about registration for spring, mostly because I can't figure out how I'm gonna pay for it! Gotta get off my butt and do that tonight.
Good for you - congrats on your exam and on being almost done! Just register, you can pay for it later...... But seriously, in my experience, it does always end up working out. I hope you figure it out soon.

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Originally Posted by meco View Post
So you understand! You feel my pain. It's nice to know I am not the only one. I am feeling the crunch. So much to do, so little time. My last final is the 19th. I cannot seem to get going on a few last minute things either. I am just not getting there. I have so much to do. I know I will get it done, but man, :

I have to work on a group project and write a paper today that is due tomorrow. I need to get some stats and econ done for Wednesday. I need to be prepping for finals every single day. And Wednesday we have a grad student social with booze and food, which is always a treat, something to look forward to after class.
Yea for booze. How's the work going?

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Originally Posted by FancyPants View Post
Oh thank you thank you for this thread.

I have lost all motivation. I got my mega report out on Friday. In at 4:46 (deadline was 5pm) and I have done nothing. I know I pass even if I fail my exams so motivation is low. I may not even get my associates in Environmental (I have a degree already) but it is not good to get a bad mark as the community is pretty small.

Help!
I'm very very lazy..
It's hard to maintain motivation! Where's the smiling with a whip? As you can see by the fact that I am posting here, I'm not doing what I;m supposed to be doing right now but i will in a minute. How about if you pick a task, set a timer for an hour, and do that task. maybe you will get on a roll and just keep going. if not, set it again..... You know that you don't really want bad grades even if they don't tangibly affect graduation.
Hope you find it mama! and when you do..pass it along!

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Reading about all the papers you mommas are writing makes me realize my one 8 page project due on Tuesday is paltry in comparison.

Good luck to all as they come down the home stretch! I'm looking forward to, but getting anxious about, my deal on campus on Wednesday. The few faces I saw when I went up there for advisement were all smiles so at least I know they're welcoming. Knowing I'm a good ten years older than the majority of them, even the grad students, has me a bit bugged out. I've never been concerned about my age but I have a lot of mixed memories about the university so I think being back there just kind of brings those back. O'well, I'm going to have to get used to it hehe.
But 8 pages can be just as difficult to write as a 20 pager sometimes. It just all depends. How is that going? I know that you can't help it, but try not to worry about the age thing. I always was one of the older people in college (and still am actually) and usually one of the very few parents. So I understand. But a)nobody else really cared, and b) you have all those young kids BEAT! because you have so much more life experience which informs you and your choices. I hope you'll find it to be a really good experience!

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Originally Posted by MamaChel View Post
One of the papers is a policy analysis. Sigh.....

Got the prep work for the group presentation finished. Then had to run hubs to the ER for a PICC line check.
It's fine, which is very good news.

Now I'm working on a couple of revisions to my program manual before I start burning it to the disks for orientation tomorrow. Yippee.....gah.

I'm actually taking the evening off after 9pm EST b/c I am going to sit down a actually watch a TV show, for the first time all year. Tomorrow will be enough time for the rest of the stuff.

Good luck tonight everyone.
It sounds like you really deserve the break mama!!! I hope you enjoy'd it. I went upstairs and watched desperate housewives with my neighbors -- with a article on my lap so i didn't feel guilty. Glad the PICC line was okay and I hope you are getting stuff accomplished this morning.

s to everyone! I'm actually going to work now.
post #90 of 128
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I'm actually taking the evening off after 9pm EST b/c I am going to sit down a actually watch a TV show, for the first time all year. Tomorrow will be enough time for the rest of the stuff.

Good luck tonight everyone.
Hope you enjoyed yourself! I just want you all to know that tomorrow I have both my finals and then :::

I have not been studying too much tonight because it took DP a couple of hours to get home due to the floods here in WA. But I have the am, nap time tomorrow and then whatever I don't know, I don't know. But I am fine with that. I know I will at least pass and frankly, that is enough for me right now.
post #91 of 128
Good luck today Sara!!

I just turned in my final paper for my English course.
post #92 of 128
Just checking in. Sounds like everyone is pretty much going as crazy as I am! : I have another big test coming up on Friday for which I am completely unprepared. So it is going to be all calculus all the time from this point forward.

s to everyone!!
post #93 of 128
I have been going crazy too with all the work. Today was the last day of the semester (it ended up being a Snow Day).

Finished my last paper of the semester this evening, and emailed it to my teacher.

Still have 1 exam on Sat. and I have to do a big take home exam.

Gotten through the semester, just barely by the skin of my neck but I did it.
post #94 of 128
Congrats to the mamas that are already done! I'm still working on that paper....those papers. Sigh.
We'll get through.!
post #95 of 128
I have not been reading this thread because looking at it made me feel guilty that I wasn't doing stuff I should have been doing ::sigh:: But it's crunch time now... my advisor asked me to speak to his undergrad class, so I'm about 2/3 done putting together a powerpoint for that. He actually meant to ask me much easrlier in the semester but it slipped his mind, and he did graciously say I shouldn't feel obligated because it was such short notice... but he's my advisor, and I like him, and I want him to come to me for stuff, and I can always add it to my CV...

I did a short debate Monday, which my professor liked - I added a touch of humor. After my PP, all I need to do it write two papers... one is the write-up of an ethnography project I've been working on, and the other is about the development in Rwanda since the genocide... but I only need to get a 67% on that one to get an A in the course... but the professor is one of my referees for my doctoral program aps, so I don't think getting a D would be a good idea.

*Then* I need to finish all my doctoral program aps, which shouldn't be so bad... I tell myself. I have a statement of purpose, basically (it was part of a fellowship ap I did a few weeks ago), and I just need to tweak it to fit each particular program.

ALl of this is due between the 11th and 15th, so that's my deadline..

So, I will be busy... my daughter is in college now, too, and she has a big paper due Thursday, but her final will be pretty easy for her, she thinks. Of course, she's in a show and rehearsing 4 hours every evening, so it's been hard to find time to write the paper... we are fun people now, let me tell you. Can you say major stress household?

Dar
post #96 of 128
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I'm at Arizona State University's Tempe (aka Main) campus. I believe there are 53k enrolled there this year with 64k enrolled at all of their campuses combined. A few years back we were the largest campus.

When I attended right out of high school in the early 90s I believe there were between 38-40k students and even then it was intimidating. My first class that I went to had more students than my entire high school hehe.
Hey, that's where I got my undergrad degree! I was there from '95 to '97 (I also took classes at MCC and Rio, back when distance learning involved snail mail). What's your major? I got a degree in special ed there..

Dar
post #97 of 128
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Good luck today Sara!!

I just turned in my final paper for my English course.
Thanks and YAY!! Feels so good, huh?

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So it is going to be all calculus all the time from this point forward.
Sounds like the calculus channel...: Good luck with all of that!

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Gotten through the semester, just barely by the skin of my neck but I did it.
I hear ya on that! But we did it, eh?

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Congrats to the mamas that are already done! I'm still working on that paper....those papers. Sigh.
We'll get through.!
You're almost there!!
I AM DONE, fellow student mamas. Good luck to the rest of you and I will try to offer continued support! Although don't be surprised if I don't check in. I may be off doing all of the things I have neglected over the last several months. It was interesting because immediately after my last final I expected to feel this sense of relief, but I didn't. I think it's because now I have to focus on other stuff that I have been putting off. But I"m glad I have lots of stuff to do, because in general I tend to get slightly depressed after a quarter because all of a sudden I have lost my focus.

Anyway, GO TEAM!!
post #98 of 128
Yeah Sara!!!!! We should have a virtual party when we're all done.

I have to grade papers all day. When that is finished, I have to work on my paper. That means, actually write. I think I need to quit reading...stuff gets tangential and then distracting.

Good luck to everyone today!
post #99 of 128
Hi all! Didn't know there was a thread for studying moms...What a great idea! My story is continuously maddening. I got into a great school as a non-traditional student and then I had my first child. Now my grades are suffering so badly. I am trying to regain strength for the last week or so of things but between my baby not sleeping very well and my husband being rather unsupportive of my being back at school, I am getting nothing accomplished. I just hope I passmost of my classes. At this point, that is all I have.

Anyone else in this situation?
post #100 of 128
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Hey, that's where I got my undergrad degree! I was there from '95 to '97 (I also took classes at MCC and Rio, back when distance learning involved snail mail). What's your major? I got a degree in special ed there..

Dar
Small world! I was there the first time from 91-94. My major is speech & hearing science; I'm planning on becoming a speech-language pathologist. I'm also taking some online courses at Rio right now. Since I switched majors I need to take several 100 and 200 level courses so figured I'd get them at a discount.

Good luck with your upcoming week, you've got a lot squeezed into those four days!
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