Monday, November 17, 2008

The F Word

How do you spell stress? Why, F-I-N-A-L-S of course. Only one exam into the four that I am scheduled for this week, and I firmly believe that my high school may have failed me. You see, at my high school, we were rewarded for good grades, attitude, and attendance with what was called a "Rennisance Card"; you recieved a Gold, Red, or Silver card depending on your achivements (Gold being the highest, and so on down the line). Along with the perks that came with this card was the oppurtunity to exempt exams (Gold- 3 exams, Red- 2 exams, Silver- 1). Now, by the time you exempted three exams, most high achievers were left with one semi-hard class, but most likley there "easiest" hard class, and elective classes. Sure, we had to take the exam if we were in AP, but besides all of that, my point is that I've never had to study for four equallly challenging exams all at once; this may be obvious, seeing that I still have three more exms to go and instead of studying, I've decided that blogging is a better use of my time. I guess this will just give me an oppurtunity to learn how to better manage my time while studying though, right?
Any suggestions, drop them my way!


Paul Matson said...

Great post with a touch a humor, Heather. Very well-written as always.

I remember feeling similarly when it came to Fall quarter finals my freshman year. Unfortunately, not much changes.. senior year in college is a far cry from the lackadaisical senior year of high school, haha.

Good luck this week!

Cassie The Venomous said...

I was also spoiled by Renaissance Cards, and I was just discussing this with my classmates before an exam.

I would kill to have those exemptions back right now.

Cassie The Venomous said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog, and I'm glad that you could relate. The whole reason I want to be a journalist is to connect people. :]

Maybe some day I'll share a crowd with you.


Bethany and Nadine said...

These renaissance cards sound interesting. High school seems like a joke to me know. It was so easy compared to college.I hope your break is going well. I enjoy reading your blog!