An Ode to Exams (2nd Trimester)
Eight hours of sleep?
Let’s try six.
Could be studying.
Lecture’s going slow, I could draw some mindless doodles.
Or break out notes from our next class’s test!
No time to lose, could be studying.
A morning filled with labs, now finally a lunch break!
Would you like fries with that textbook? Essays a la carte?
Who needs food when you could be studying?
Hour-long workout to offset an eternity of sitting?
Better name the innervation to those muscles.
Or just stay home. Could be studying.
Going out on Friday to release the stress of the week?
You mean you won’t be fast asleep? Well, you know…
You could be studying.
The girlfriend is free and coming to visit!
What, today? Where will she stay?
I can’t entertain, I’m studying.
That concludes this sad bit of prose,
Now I’m off,
I should have been studying.
In other news, it occurs to me that I have not yet shown off the schedule for Trimester 2 students like myself:
- Gross Anatomy II (with cadaver lab) – 5 credits, 7 hours per week
- Neuroscience II (with cadaver lab) – 5 credits, 6 hr/wk
- Systems Physiology – 5 credits, 5 hr/wk
- Chiropractic Technique III (with practical lab) – 4 credits, 6 hr/wk
- Biochemistry of Nutrition & Metabolism – 2 credits, 2 hr/wk
- Issues in Chiropractic Research – 1 credit, 1 hr/wk
- Spinal Radiology – o.5 credits, 1 hr/wk
That totals to 22.5 credits, and 28 hours spent in lectures and labs each week. On non-exam weeks, I also generally head to the gym for an hour Monday, Wednesday and Friday, plus add a group track workout on Thursday. On weekdays, the balance of the remaining time is all spent studying to keep up with ongoing material and quizzes. It sounds like a lot, but it’s a whole lot worse to try to play catch-up, so putting in the time daily really pays off.
Each of the classes mentioned has a final exam and at least one midterm exam, with separate exams for labs. Therefore, during exam weeks, non-studying activities become optional, as you may have heard. And blog posts become slightly more delirious… and prone to prose.
Now if you don’t mind, if I move now I can be in bed by midnight!