Not a bad start to the week! We had a MARVELOUS snow day on
Tuesday, which just happened to be our longest day of classes so it
all worked out. However we did not get to completely enjoy
the day with some rest and relaxation, but some friends and I got
together at someone's apartment and went head first into Cell
Physiology and Hematology. The first exam was Thursday. I was
extremely scared because honestly, I did not prepare enough for it.
It was cram time for me.
Since we are all taking so many credits, it's so difficult to
stay on task nonetheless stay ahead of the game, so I am truly
taking it test by test, which I do not recommend. I am trying very
hard to get myself in a routine of sticking to my "study to-do
list" so that I do not neglect a course. It is so easy to put
everything off until the pressure hits you with a huge exam and
that is the predicament that I got myself into.
My classmates and I spent most of the snow day studying, but we
also had some off time to cook dinner together and hang out. The
only bad thing about a snow day is that when we headed back to
campus, my little Honda Civic could not handle the amount of snow.
I got stuck too many times and I had to park wherever I could.
Overall, the snow day was a big help!
Valentine's Day rolled around and we enjoyed it by being stuck
in the library all night studying for Cell Physiology and eating
Jimmy Johns (sub sandwiches). It wasn't the ideal Valentine's Day
dinner, but we were all so nervous about our exam that it did not
matter. I got a package in the mail from my boyfriend, which was
really sweet, and helped me study throughout the night.
I knew when Thursday morning came, that I did not have much more
time to cram. We got extra time to study before the exam during
lunch and I felt like I was getting nauseous. When the exam finally
came, I felt more confident and was glad when it was over! We spent
Thursday night doing our weekly dinner together and it was nice to
relax from such a stressful week.
After getting my results back on Friday, I was very disappointed
and down on myself. I almost went as far as just dropping the
course and trying again. I plan on going to my instructor to look
over my exam so that I can try to be more prepared for the final.
After talking to some friends, they were very encouraging and
supportive and urged me to keep trying. So I need to study extra
hard for this upcoming Biochemistry Midterm to boost my spirits so
that I can do even better on the next Cell Physiology exam with
hopes that it will make my first grade seem irrelevant.
After getting off work on Saturday, I got to spend time with my
boyfriend for our make-up Valentine's Day. We went to dinner at PF
Changs and stuffed our faces. It was amazing!
Then we met up with everyone else and went to a comedy club in
Naperville - the Comedy Shrine. The show was set up like an improv
show and it was hilarious! I loved it. There were about 16 or so of
us there representing chiropractic medicine and the show had a lot
of influences from us. I definitely recommend it and plan on going
back there again.
So now I'm heading into a week where we had Monday off, which
was great, and another huge exam on Thursday! I had a stressful
week that ended with a bad grade on my exam, but I have to keep on
trying. I made it this far so there's no use in giving up now
Tip of the Week
Try to get to know and talk to your professors. Some might be
intimidating at first, but they're human, too, and they went
through a lot of school! So even though they might not understand
exactly where you're coming from, I know for a fact they will try
and be of some help.
Wish me luck for this Biochemistry midterm! Have a great week
and go sledding!!