Originally Posted by cody'smomma
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.
Originally Posted by MamaChel
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!
Originally Posted by snuggly mama
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.
Originally Posted by meco
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?
Originally Posted by FancyPants
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.
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!
Originally Posted by MyTwoAs
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!
Originally Posted by MamaChel
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.