Posted By: Kat Wong Too Yen on November 2, 2009
It’s been a rough two weeks full of assignments and midterm exams. The week before Halloween, I had a midterm exam, a test, and 3 Commerce assignments due all in the same week (2 of which were due on Friday). Staking out a spot in Mac-Corry Hall, I think I ran into half of the 2nd year Commerce students all scrambling madly to finish ahead of the deadlines. Staying up late on Thursday night (4 or 5 AM anyone?), I was one of the lucky ones who didn’t have class on Friday so I could sleep all day and recover. Definitely one of the tougher weeks of the school year, so far.
The following week, all Commerce classes were cancelled due to midterms. I wrote Business Decision Modelling, Finance, and lastly, MIS on Monday-Wednesday night. In case you’re wondering what writing midterms are like, I’ll go through the basic process. All students are sorted into different lecture halls according to last name, and each room has a proctor (usually a 3rd of 4th year student) who hands out the exam, and announces how much time is remaining in the exam (2 hours left, 1 hour left, etc.). You’re expected to bring your student card and a Commerce approved calculator (if necessary), and any class notes as directed by your professor. Some exams use Scantron cards for multiple choice questions, while others are just short-answer questions or essays written into an exam booklet. I had exams until Wednesday night, which left Thursday and Friday free for me to catch up in everything else. (You’ll find the minute midterms roll around, they take priority over everything…elective courses, eating, and sleeping.)
That’s it for now!