Ha ha! Twitch!
This Thursday (that would be tomorrow) I have my History class Mid-Term exam. I’ve never had a Mid-Term exam before. And I don’t exactly have what you might refer to as “brilliant study habits,” although to be sure, I AM sitting here and giving it my full attention. Most of the exam’s score will be gathered from the Essay questions. That’s a relief. I’m much better at essays than anything else.
Compare and contrast Pericles presentation of Athens and Polybius’ assessment of the Roman constitution. What elements in each society does each author claim to be the greatest?
Is one of the sample essay questions. I can find it in the book. I can read it. I can look at my notes. I can try to figure out answers to all this various essay questions, to that tomorrow when I am presented with two at random, I can answer them…
…but it doesn’t feel like I’m retaining anything in myne braine. And it doesn’t get rid of the general feeling of utter terror that I’m goign to fail every question and be escorted from the campus (I generally have this fear as a low-level fugue thus far in my academic career…).
Right. Enough gibber. Back to reading notes and writing fake essays…