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Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Liiiiiiinks and Stuff

Hi, my name is Sara, and I'm going to fail my psychology test tomorrow. Just thought you should be the firsts to know. I mean, it's not like I didn't bother to check if we had an upcoming test until Tuesday, found out it was on Thursday, put off studying until 10 o'clock tonight, and now feel the need to complain to anyone who will listen that tests are the bane of my existence. No, I didn't do any of that. I'm a good student.

*cough* Sorry, I'm allergic to my own BSing.

But it's PSYCHOLOGY, people. I've taken this exact class before, almost a year and a half ago, but my shiny new college didn't transfer the credit over, or something, and now I'm taking it AGAIN and pounding my head into my textbook because it was mind-numbing enough the first time 'round. Same class, boring at two completely different schools. Who knew?


Moving on.

Me has links to share:

Firstly, Frankie is doing a contest over on her blog. You should enter. She's giving away books, people. Free books. Yeah, I thought you'd be interested.

Secondly, to waste time, click here. I spent a good half hour not studying because of this website. Have at it.

Thirdly, um...okay, I swear there was at least one other link I wanted to share. PSYCHOLOGY IS FRYING MY BRAIN. Aaaarrrrrrggggghhhh

College rant:

When am I ever going to use the information about how an eye works? Or about sensory perceptions? Hm? When will I ever NEED to know who Hubel and Wiesel were? Yes, it's good to be "well rounded," but seriously now, folks. I feel rounded. Quite rounded. I think the amount of freshman classes (which, by the way, is a total LIE -- I'm taking "freshman" classes as a JUNIOR. Liars! Infidels! Traitors!) is a bit astronomical. Tone it down a bit, or, better yet, ACCEPT ALL CREDITS FROM ALL COLLEGES/UNIVERSITIES EVERYWHERE.


Rant over.

Back to studying.

BAH again.

Oh yeah, I'm having a contest too, aren't I? You should enter now. All this test stress may be the end of that bag o' candy.


Jade said...

I sooo feel your pain. I have a test in exactly two weeks.

This is plenty of time to study, you say. Yes, it is. Except that I have to learn a semester worth of archaeological chemistry in those two weeks.

Why a whole semester worth, you ask.

The answer: I wrote a book instead of going to class. It seemed like a good idea at the time...

Frankie Diane Mallis said...

See I totally believe that if you start studying late and do poorly it is totally the tests fault and not yours!

Anyway good luck, Sara! I'm sure you'll do great!

Corey Schwartz said...

I've been out of school for twenty years and I still have nightmares about tests that I forgot to study for!

(Though I was a Psych major and find that stuff fascinating)

Sara Raasch said...

Jade -- I tend to look at it like this. Five years from now, what will I wish I had done? Written a book, or gone to one class on one subject that I will never need to know? Writing always wins. Which may or may not be a good thing.

Frankie -- TOTALLY the test's fault. It could have been easier!

Corey -- I found that stuff fascinating too -- the FIRST time I took this class. Now that I have to take it twice, it just makes me angry that I have to waste a quarter retaking a class. Thus I take out my frustration on the class itself, no matter how undeserving.

lisa and laura said...

Ok, this makes me sort of happy that I'm not in college. Sure parts of college are great, but studying for psych? No thanks.

Sara Raasch said...

L&L -- Yeah, don't envy that part of my life. Not worth being envied.

Mariah Irvin said...

I'm in the EXACT same situation. It's scary, really.

Natalie Whipple said...

Now I feel a little guilty for distracting you from studying. Just a little.

Are you going to write more after you fail? Because the next chapter is all I really care about...though maybe I should care about you getting a degree...

But Yazoo! And, and man-silliness! lol.

Sara Raasch said...

Mariah -- Fun situation, isn't it? You're taking a psych class too, or just stressing over tests?

Natalie -- I would've been destined to fail with or without your distracting, so I am much happier knowing I was distracted than failing and not having been distracted. If that makes sense. I will indeed write more after I fail; intense studying up until then, but then back to the man-silliness! Yay!

ChristaCarol Jones said...

Yeah, gots me a history and math test two days in a row next week. Fun stuff. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Ah yes, I remember those mind numbing classes not too long ago. Luckily I took Psychology during a shortened January term, so I only had to endure the torture for 3 weeks.

However, my roomie both junior and senior year was a PSYCH MAJOR so I never truly escaped it...especially when she tried to "psychoanalize" me and my boyfriend...:P

LOL, and as a side note, you sound exactly like my younger sister, who's currently a senior in college. Many of the emails I get from her sound very similar :)

Just remember it will all be over soon!

Renee Collins said...

I was the Cram Queen in college. I actually think I got it down to an art. I would do better on the tests that I crammed for the night before than I would on tests that I studied over a long period of time.

Good luck!

And P.S. if you need any help with figuring out how the eye works, my hubby is an Optometrist. He could tell you all you needed to know. :)

Kate said...

Tests are a major pain in the ----! I always put off revising. Thanks for the links =D

And good luck with your test!

Sara Raasch said...

Christa -- I HATE when tests fall back-to-back. I swear the professors are conspiring against us. "How can we make this week HELL? Oh yeah, I know..."

inthewritemind -- Yes, over soon, but not soon enough. Graduation day will be a blissful occasion.

Renee -- Hopefully the same holds true for me; that I do well on crammed-for tests. We'll find out in about, oh, 3 hours. Yikes. hehe, and thanks for offering your hubby, but if all goes well after today I will never have to worry about the eye again! Unless, of course, I go blind staring at the blinding whiteness of my Word docs...

Kate -- Thanks! And yes, tests are totally worthy of many --- and other such %#@%&** symbols.

Hayley Lovell said...

I'm the exact same way, and to spare myself the pain of taking psych in college I'm taking it next year as an AP course, looks good on college apps and is an easy A(its a joke AP class at my school, just so no one is offended). But don't worry I had a french test today that was ignored, like the one before it and the one before that...my grade is not so hot right now. But its not my fault, I can't study because my teacher last year sucked the love fo the language out of me and everytime I look at french now all I see is red.

So you see I can't study...besides you've done it before its there, somewhere, in the back of you head, you'll be fine.