Essay handed in on Monday and then exam on Thursday and next week I have an exam on Monday and an essay to be in on Tuesday. So much to do but when this is out of the way everything will be a lot calmer. Will just have to prepare and write four essays for the beginning of May. Which means back to library days on a Wednesday so I can try and get as much done as possible over the next three weeks before Easter!!!
This week has been really really really busy!
Last week was reading week/independent study week (a week where I don’t have any lectures, just one-to-one meetings with my module tutors to discuss essays and spare time to revise for exams etc.) So I spent most of that week revising for my exam that I had on Monday morning.
So Monday morning. I was so nervous. My two hour exam was for my Film Genre module and it was based upon The Western genre. For the exam I had to write two essays that were in response to two essay questions. I found the exam a bit difficult but I think it went okay. Hopefully it went okay.
Tuesday was based upon writing a Critical Appraisal that has to be in next Tuesday. The critical appraisal is one thousand words based upon an article about Realism in the Cinema. Me and my friend Jenny went to the library at three o’clock and we were there until half seven o’clock! I had lots to do for the essay including research so that it what a lot of my time was spent on. Anyway got that written and was happy with what I ended up with. WOO! 😀
Wednesday I don’t have any lectures but I had a three hour driving lesson as I am desperately trying to pass my driving test as soon as possible! After my driving lesson at about six o’clock I started to do some more revision for my next exam that was on Thursday afternoon. I spent hours revising until I mentally couldn’t do it anymore! I think that I actually went crazy as I asked my house-mate if we should set off for uni on Thursday morning at nine o’clock in the morning because for some reason I thought that I had an exam in the morning too! So that moment of craziness made me realise that I desperately needed sleep before the long day that was ahead of me.
Well that night I had the worst night EVER! I couldn’t sleep at all. I was so frustrated and absolutely shattered! I think that I was worrying over my exam too much and therefore my brain couldn’t rest 🙁
So Thursday morning my alarm went off at eight o’clock. I was already awake but I really didn’t want to get out of bed. I had a lecture that morning though so I made myself get up and go. I also made myself go because next week I have another exam for that module (Animation). I managed to slowly walk my way to uni with Jenny. It took us ages! But we got there and we sat through the one hour lecture and the two hour seminar. It was horrible, I was so tired and was really struggling to concentrate. My mind was all over the place and it was a really hard lecture that day so it wasn’t good at all. At twelve o’clock the seminar ended and we went to go buy some dinner and then look for a place to revise before the exam. We ended up bumping into a few friends so we all went and sat in the film studies department seating area and we just talked about our notes for about three hours. It was really good, really beneficial. I think revising in a group is a lot better. All the things that I wasn’t sure on were made clear and I really started to remember a lot more stuff. I was so relieved! At three o’clock it was time for the exam. The exam was on Authorship and Alfred Hitchcock, again I had to write two essays in response to two questions. At five o’clock the exam was over and I was really pleased with how it went. It went so much better than I thought it was going to go and I was so happy! Yay!
Now time for me to crash over the weekend and try and get some sleep!
But it has to be done! Exams next week!
This week is reading week or independent study week (different courses call it different things). So basically this week I don’t have any lectures BUT I have lots of work to do. Therefore this week enables me to:
A) Revise for upcoming exams.
B) Research and plan essays.
I also need to go into university and talk to my tutors about my essays and anything else I want to 🙂
The main focus for me in reading week is going to be revising for 2 exams that I have next week and revising for an exam I have the week after and also writing an essay that has to be in in 3 weeks. TOO MUCH TO DO!
I wish that I only had to focus on essays this week and then have exams at the end of the semester, but it’s the other way round! Less stress after these exams I suppose 🙂