Well, it’s that time o’ year… Midterms. I feel like all I’ve been doing is studying. I had an Algebra exam today, I have a Psychology exam Monday, and I have a Voice & Diction exam on Tuesday. None of them are terribly difficult, but I’m anxious to see if I am really prepared for them or if I’m just overconfident. However, I’ve learned some secrets to studying. For starters, it’s a good idea to study over a period of days rather than the night before. Also, consider asking your professors questions directly when you don’t understand things, or go to get tutoring in the library. UC is so personable that your professors know you by name (if you want them to, that is). I love not being a number at my school! I’ll be walking on my way to class and acquaintances will wave, because you see each other so often that eventually you’re bound to be friends. It’s a wonderful occurrence of events, I tell you. I’ve met some of the friendliest people here.
Speaking of friends, before I left for college I was given the most glorious – or should I say ginormous – bag of Tootsie rolls. 760 fill this bag, and I’ve been rationing them out 100 at a time in my plastic Popcorn box. Well, it’s mid-semester and guess how many I have left? 350! Less than half of the whole bag! Goodness gracious, they’re delicious. I know what’s on my Christmas list now.
Along with continuing delectable gifts, I received a package in the mail from home. Inside were winter boots, a long sleeved shirt or two, and Dr. Seuss pajamas!
Now, you must understand, Dr. Seuss has become very important to me. My Mom got me the book “Oh the Places You Will Go!” for graduation, and my Youth Pastor used that book in reference to saying goodbye as well. Being the sentimental guru I am, I definitely was happy to receive such a gift from such a Mother at such a time as this. So now I REALLY cannot wait until Fall break arrives next week!
I know I practically always sign off with “And now to do my homework…” but seriously, Prospective students, that’s not a lame waste of your time! Doing your homework is rather vital if you want your grades to survive and your brain to grow. So, as I sign off with my regular “time for studying,” keep in mind that studiers are not hermits. We have friends, I promise! And Dr. Seuss pajamas. And lots and lots of Tootsie rolls to keep us company.