Three hours in the life of srah

The beast that is Social Systems & Collections has been defeated! Since I couldn't blog during the exam but I kept getting hung up on things, I took some wee notes on my thoughts.

12:50 - I'm hungry. Ten minutes to go, so I'll just log into CourseTools and go get some soup-- HEY! The questions have been posted! Start exam? Eat? Start exam? Eat, I think. Located some cup-a-soup and tortilla chips to nibble on.

12:55 - Now on to the exam! ... but I'm cold. Put on a sweatshirt. Still cold. Put on slippers. Still cold. It occurs to me that most of your body heat escapes through your head. Pull up sweatshirt hood. Still cold. Went searching out a handkerchief and have fashioned some kind of do-rag thing on top of my head. Slightly warmer. Some exam conditions, these.

1:08 - Why do I feel the desire to talk about the Urstodian's personal experiences with information concepts in all of my answers?

1:12 - Three hours for three questions and we're already twelve minutes into the exam! Stop thinking! Start typing!

1:33 - 72 words out of 250 on the first question. Fingers are rather sticky. Stop eating chips and get writing!

1:48 - Stupid dog. As predicted by Mr B------, the Devil Dog disturbs my concentration by wanting to go out.

2:04 - Stupid maximum word counts. I am a concise writer, so when I start getting wordy, you should just be pleased with it instead of making me pare down.

2:08 - 286 words?! No!

2:13 - 247! That's less than 250. Good on me. Moving on to other questions...

2:17 - Distracted by music with lyrics and inspired by Katie, in goes the Jurassic Park soundtrack.

2:50 - Panic! I have bits of the second and third questions answered, but we're almost down to the one-hour mark and neither is finished. Focus! Panic! Focus!

3:43 - Done and done and DONE! 581 words on a maximum of 750 is fine, right? If I'd had days to do it, I could have gone on and on for each of them, but we must cut somewhere. Were my answers too simplistic? Probably. I have no predictions on how well I'll do.

Update: Why I love SI: Five entries on one topic

srah - Friday, 12 December 2003 - 4:03 PM
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gravatar Mr. B--------- - December 12, 2003 - 4:07 PM -

Super King Kong Mega Mega Study Group forever!

gravatar katie - December 13, 2003 - 4:09 PM -

I'm very glad to have inspired you, since now that other people are telling you about themselves, my answered seemed kind of lame. I am redeemed!

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