Here’s what I found on my Facebook wall last night from Eric, one of the students from this summer:
“Devin (another Spectrum ’07) and I have been reading A LOT about MIT. She wants to go (a lot), and I’m keeping my eyes and ears open. It sounds like all kinds of amazing. ^_^
P.S. Devin wants you to update your blog.”
So at the request of two of the most awesome high school sophomores around, I’m writing a blog post.
All right, so that’s not the real reason I’m posting. (Actually, it is, but I figured you’d want something more than the above.) I’m blogging because in a true show of academic superskillz, I completed two full problem sets last night.
Yes, you read that correctly. I did two whole psets in just under five hours on a MONDAY. And I got to sleep by 1AM, and then I woke up in time to get to my UROP at 10. Eight hours of sleep. SKILLZ, I TELL YOU!
Normally, my weeks are not such prime displays of time management. I really do try, though. Ask anyone – I schedule my days hour-by-hour, but sometimes I get on my computer to check my mail and somehow spend five hours watching The Office and playing Minesweeper. (I can finish the Expert level in under five minutes! Woo hoo!) This week is different – I’m going to a concert with some friends tonight, and there’s a 5.13 exam on Friday. I refuse to get another 47 on another organic chemistry exam, so I finished the psets early in an attempt to carve out three days of uninterrupted study time.
By the way, I’m not a double major anymore. More on that in a later post.
Also, I didn’t want my experience this week to be like that of last week, where at 11 AM on Friday, I was working on my 5.13 pset due at 11:30. Even though that only happened because I spent Thursday night paying attention to #7 on Ben’s list of 50 things and playing Frisbee on Killian Court at midnight. (Sometimes, you just need to slide into a sprinkler while making an impossible dive for a Frisbee.)
(I’m just sayin’.)