Oops! I didn’t blog last month and didn’t even realise until like a minute ago. I have simply been too busy lately preparing for exams to do anything else other than check Twitter and write poetry and procrastinate. But I have uninstalled Facebook from my phone so distractions are significantly reduced, although not eliminated!
So, I have three exams coming up for each of the three sections in chemistry. Each exam is three hours long and they are nicely spread out with a week’s gap in between.
Nowadays, I spend most of my time making notes. Yes, indeed I haven’t quite had the time to do exam questions yet but I have got it all planned and am hopeful that things will go the way I want them to.
So, just because I am really proud, I’ll share how I make my notes: I use lecture notes as a template/ base and then read multiple books in the library to add to my notes to make them complete and then write them out in neat in an organised form. This counts as both revision and reading around the subject. Although it takes time, it doesn’t too much and I enjoy the process and find it easier to absorb the information much more effectively in this manner.
Labs are now finished and I’m having lectures Monday to Friday. I am still waiting for my final lab report score. I secured a mid first for both my first two reports but with this one, I doubt it. I had to rush this one due to exam revision and don’t think I managed to really write it up properly. I also feel like I could have researched more if I had managed my time more effectively but then exams are important too.
Reflecting back on my year, I must say that I really enjoyed my time here at Warwick. I am not a very social person but I certainly have loved my first year learning chemistry, enjoying Bhangra, Sikh society events, student blogging, meeting new people (including students and staff), developing skills, and simply developing as a person.
This year has, however, also involved £9000 worth of student debt, away from home, away from London, cooking and eating whatever I managed to somehow make, finding myself surrounded by responsibilities not only in academic but personal life as well. This inspires me even more to excel in my exams so that at least I can prove to myself that it was all worth it in the end.
There is stress. There are concerns. I am worried about the outcome, naturally, but I am trying to not let it affect the process. Now, it’s time to make some notes on polymer chemistry.
I’ll probably blog next after exams now. By the way, they finish on 5th June 😆 Until then