My first exam was Friday, Macroeconomic Principles, and it actually went alright. I told all of my friends after the exam that if anyone brought up Macro after the exam I would punch them in the face, so I am not going to talk about it. Just glad that it’s over! Goodbye Macro.
Next exam is on Monday, Social Science Research Methods for Management, so lets give it a goooooooo.
Officially 3 weeks until my venture back to the homeland as of yesterday, so now it’s 2 weeks and 6 days which is even more weird. As each day goes by, my heart jumps with the prospect of coming home to everything that is America, but sinks a little with the thought of leaving my life in London. I don’t quite know how to feel about it. When I figure out the words, I’ll let you know.
On the bright side, literally, the weather is AMAZING and it makes me so happy.
Well, folks, we’ve cracked the barrier of one month to go. 30 days until my return to North Carolina, and I’ll tell you what, it sure is weird to think about. I know of several people who started studying abroad for spring semester who are either already back home or soon on their way. I’m pretty sure, with one exception, that I was the first one gone and will be the last one to leave. Bittersweet? I do not think there is a better word to describe it.
2 weeks and 2 days until exam hell is over. For the next 8 days I will be concluding revision for all courses. My exam schedule is really annoying because I have so little time in between each to study.
May 17-24 will be cram time. I’m going to try to be as far from communication as possible. As I wrote in an earlier post, my exams are on the 25, 28, 30 and 1. The two days that fall between the Macro exam and Research Methods will be devoted to Micro and Research Methods cramming. Once Research Methods is done, I have one day for Social Policy outlining for essays. The next day will be final cramming for Micro and the first day of June will be the Micro exam.
June 1 will be the end and the start of a simultaneously happy and depressing two weeks until home. I don’t plan packing honestly until the day or two before I fly home because I see it as a waste of time. Maybe I will pack a little but every night before I go to bed.
2 weeks Kerry, that is all you need to do. Push harder for two weeks and then you can relax.
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of the British Library of Political and Economic Science (aka LSE Library) every day until June 2. I’m not one for loving the library, and I never have been, but for some reason I have to get work done in the library now. Since the start of Summer Term in Monday, I have been in the library more than I have ever been in a library before. Monday 13:00-24:00, Tuesday 14:00-22:00, Wednesday 17:00-20:00, Thursday 12:00-19:00 and 22:00-0:00, Friday 0:01-15:00, Saturday 17:00-19:00, and I’m heading back there now. I’m thinking about hiding a bean bag somewhere in case I want to take a nap and everyone is in the lib. We’ll see how that works out. LSE kids love the library. It’s great that it’s open 24/7 now because it doesn’t put a cap on when I can study! I have a lot of preparation to do before exams begin, so I’ve got to step it up more.
My exam schedule is as follows:
EC210 Macroeconomic Principles 25-MAY-12 10:00
MN203 Social Science Research Methods for Management 28-MAY-12 10:00
SA221 Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Change 30-MAY-12 14:30
MN201 Economics for Management 01-JUN-12 14:30
Technically I’m already 25% done with my Social Policy grade because the essay I stayed in the library all night to finalise is worth 1/4 of my final. Really only a week left of extra lectures and revision classes.
As the time dwindles down SO QUICKLY, I don’t want to look back at the year just yet. I know that come June 1 I will turn into an emotional wreck for the 2 weeks left in London before I come home. So I’ll quit being sappy and head off to the lib.
See you on the 2nd floor!