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Authorly Update - So Here's The Plan

Hi there! Long time no blog.

I'm one week away from the HUGE COMPREHENSIVE EXAMS OF DOOM that determine if I've just wasted the last two years of my life and meager income or not. So I'm just a leeeetle bit stressed and busy right now, which is why I disappeared off LJ (this time).

The good news: Only one more week until it's over and done with, hopefully for good!
The bad news: Only one more week until I actually have to get it over and done with.

So here's the plan.

Now until 12:59pm on Sunday, 29 March... study like crazy for exams in Abstract Albebra (Ring and Group Theory, Sylow and Galois Theory), Linear Algebra (Vector Spaces, Diagonalization, Jordan Forms, and Grahm-Schmidt Process), Selected Topics In Math Education (survey of deeper developments of typical secondary level math topics), and Math Materials for Math Teachers (survey of manipulatives, models, and aids used at various levels, in various subject areas of math, in various ways, for various reasons). I'm really not sure which one I consider hardest. They each have their annoying points.

From 1:00pm on Sunday, 29 March, either until I'm done or until 4:00pm, same day... AAAAAAAHHH COMPS!!!!

From when I finish or 4:00pm same day until the next morning... stress-relief-induced panic attack and/or large period of blissful unconsciousness.

From that morning until the Support Stacie April Auction bidding begins on 4 April... try to finish and post the rest of Veritas.

That weekend and week... combination of Holy Week church music stuff (yay extra money!) and hopefully writing something for the auction!

No, I haven't actually signed up for the auction yet, I'm still debating with myself over what to commit to. But I'll get the form in sometime in the next couple of days. :-)

So that's me for the past month and next week or so in a nutshell. Please excuse the Group Theory leaking out of my ears for the foreseeable future, and wish me luck!


( 15 comments — leave a comment )
Mar. 23rd, 2009 04:10 am (UTC)
Absolute best of luck to you -- I remember my testing days/defending my thesis/general AAAAAH!-ness, so I'm very, very sympathetic.
Mar. 23rd, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks... "general AAAAAH!-ness" just about covers it right now. I'm not exactly panicking, but I'm feeling the stress, y'know?
Mar. 23rd, 2009 09:06 am (UTC)
Good luck!
Mar. 23rd, 2009 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
Mar. 23rd, 2009 01:31 pm (UTC)

Mar. 23rd, 2009 01:36 pm (UTC)
::hugs back::

Thanks! :-)
Mar. 23rd, 2009 08:18 pm (UTC)
GOOD LUCK! I'll be in your shoes in about 2 years...far enough away that I'm sure I haven't grasped the enormity of it. You'll be awesome, I'm sure!
Mar. 27th, 2009 01:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm sure you'll do fine when it's your turn. The best advice I can give you is to keep good notes/notecards as you study for final exams, so you can use them again for the classes that your comps are in. It's been amazingly helpful for me! :-)
Mar. 27th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! That is a good tip. I try to write brief summaries/analyses of most of the texts I work on for later--luckily most of my classes assign them, so hopefully I'll have a good record of my coursework. I'm studying literature, which means no more exams for me, but there *are* about 50 pages of writing between me and the end of the semester... I'd say it's a dubious blessing. :P

ETA... I totally messed the date up! I'll come back on Sunday to congratulate you. :P Good luck!

Edited at 2009-03-27 05:48 pm (UTC)
Mar. 30th, 2009 03:05 am (UTC)
NOW I can congratulate you. :P I hope you're out celebrating!
Apr. 3rd, 2009 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I actually did go out to dinner that night. The test went really well! My study-buddy and I were so over-prepared it was funny. :-)
Mar. 23rd, 2009 08:45 pm (UTC)
Yargh, my head is exploding just reading the names of those mathy subjects! Good luck. :)
Mar. 27th, 2009 01:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Subgroups and permutations and rings, oh my... :-)
Mar. 24th, 2009 12:33 am (UTC)
*glomps* You're going to do great!! I have complete faith in you! :)

I'm glad to hear you're doing well. I've missed seeing you around.
Mar. 27th, 2009 01:24 pm (UTC)
::glomps you back:: Thank you!

I can't wait for this insanity to be over so I can get back to reading and writing again. I left the poor Doctor under a rock, after all... ::grin::

How have you been lately? I've missed you, too!
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This is adaliazandra's fic journal, which she hadn't planned to use very often. That plan has since been defenestrated in favor of posting fic update notices and rambles about DW and TW.

If you note the spiffy paid-account layout, that's because nightrider101 is simply the most wonderful person ever! :-)

If I seem to have disappeared off the face of the Internet, it's because I probably did. I don't actually *like* suddenly ignoring my LJ friends and leaving my stories hanging, though, so odds are I'll be back eventually.