Dec 9, 2010
Posted in: Academics & Research
I'm the kind of person that likes to make lists - partially because I forget things otherwise and partially just because I like feeling awesome and productive every time I cross something off :) I have a list for all the classes I want to take at MIT, all the people I want to meet some day, all the things I want to do next summer, and of course, all that I have to do between now and the end of the semester.
Lately, this last list has been growing shorter and shorter. Right now, it reads: STUDY.
I have three finals spread out over the course of next week: 5.13 (orgo), 9.20 (animal behavior), and 9.01 (neuro) - which is pretty much nothing compared to some of my friends, whose finals schedules read something like this:
Monday 9 am - 12 pm: 18.03 (Diff Eq)
Monday 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm: 5.13 (Orgo)
Tuesday 9 am - 12 pm: 9.20 (Animal Behavior)
Tuesday 1:30 - 4:30: 6.01 (Intro to EECS)
Wednesday 9 am - 12 pm: 7.03 (Genetics)
Yeah, compared to that exam timeline, I have nothing at all to complain about, haha :) Nonetheless, I'm currently in Barker - MIT's engineering library. It's right underneath MIT's great dome - and I honestly think it's the most quiet place on campus. It's therefore extremely conducive to studying...and for taking the occasional nap =P I creepily just used PhotoBooth to get a few photos of unsuspecting students:
One of the best parts (maybe the only good part?) about final exam time is the free food all over campus. This morning, I walked into an office off the Infinite Corridor that had a table filled with juice boxes, granola bars, pretzels, hot chocolate, and so much more. Tonight, the 2013 Class Council is hosting a study break, complete with more food - plus class sweatpants! I love sweatpants. I would wear them 24/7 - except it's not 100% socially acceptable to do that...
In any case ~ I wish all of you the best with your own finals - and I hope you're being fed just as much free food as we are!