I am in the exact situation word for word. I'm about to be separated from my boyfriend of four years when I move. At least my other classes require little relative brain power, its mostly just busywork. I can't wait to finish my thesis project!I have the motivation, it's just having a battle with my desire to enjoy the last few weeks in a place that I love and with people I will miss. A draft of my thesis is due to the committee this week, and I'm going insane trying to finish it... I enjoy my project and want to have a finished product that I can be proud of, but right now it has been hard to focus.
Yeah...I was going to do the summer anatomy class, but then I decided that I will likely be studying anatomy for the next year or so non-stop anyway, so why ruin my life early? I'm traveling across the country for a month and presenting research in Toronto instead.Yah. I'm thinking of not even doing Summer school. I just have no desire to study this crap any more, just want to start on the good stuff.
While I'm aware it'll be hectic, it'll still be much better than my current classes.LOL! I wouldn't do the summer school if you don't need to, but I would love to hear about the good stuff a year from now!
Yeah, that certainly sounds familiar. As soon as I hand my draft in on Thursday, I'm going to forget about my other coursework for the rest of the day and kidnap my boyfriend for a picnic or something. In the meantime though, it's remarkable how a huge deadline like that can make time move so quickly and so slowly at the same timeI am in the exact situation word for word. I'm about to be separated from my boyfriend of four years when I move. At least my other classes require little relative brain power, its mostly just busywork. I can't wait to finish my thesis project!
Oh christ. Is that at A&M? That BIMS 481 class or whatever, Biomedical Writing? God that class was awful. I just brought other **** to study during that class. So very, very boring.I'm working full time and just taking a couple bs classes that A&M requires. I have to write an essay for one of them and I can't make myself finish it! I don't care anymore! Plus, I thought the class would help me improve my writing, but the professor hasn't graded hard yet and she offered little constructive criticism on the papers I got back. Basically, both classes are a waste of my time and money. Oh well!
No, I'm taking it at UTD, but I have a feeling it is just as boring. It only meets once a week too so it's three horribly long hours. I never thought a professor could actually lecture about 'technical writing', especially for three hours, but this prof does it oh so well. I still haven't figured out how listening to a prof speak about technical writing actually improves your writing.Oh christ. Is that at A&M? That BIMS 481 class or whatever, Biomedical Writing? God that class was awful. I just brought other **** to study during that class. So very, very boring.
YES!!!!! It doesn't help that all my classes involve writing assignments, which are about as exciting as dirt. Why can't I have some muscles to memorize? That, and if I want to finish my Master's I have to take class over the summer. Ugh...Has anyone else lost all motivation to study since getting into vet school? It doesn't help that it is gorgeous outside. Boo for Cell Biology and Physiology exams!!!
Ouch. I thought my 3 hours every class day was bad. Luckily living with the parents ensures that I get my butt out of bed and actually go to class. Tomorrow is the last day of lectures and finals are next week, and motivation level is .My commute yesterday was 5 hrs long combined... so to make it better I left at 5:30 am this morning but that only shaved off 30 min off my total commute.
I had completely lost my motivation for physics (my final was last Monday before Memorial Day). Instead of studying, I spent the entire weekend doing everything else - work, dance class, and a wedding reception till 11pm Saturday; dance class, racquetball, and swimming on Sunday. I was so exhausted I only studied 1 hour (7:30-8:30) before I had to go to work (9-1), then take my test (at 2). I pulled off an A. Hopefully you'll do as well as I did.I blew off a physics lab yesterday because... well, do i really need a reason.
I'm sorry, that sucks. I'm extremely impressed with your dedication though.My commute yesterday was 5 hrs long combined...
Penn wants the transcript but only care about getting a C in pre-reqs. I would have to stop breathing to get below a C. Basically I realize I don't need to study much and I don't, but I still feel guilty about it.Does Penn want your transcripts to see the grades? Edinburgh doesn't want mine, which made it even harder to put the effort in. An "F" or "W" wouldn't have affected me in the least since they wouldn't have seen it.
Kind of ironic to attend the school founded by Ben Franklin and be forced to become deep in debt. "Neither a borrower or lender be" indeed.oh PS- i got my fafsa approval last week. Hmm maybe i should update that in a fafsa thread??
I was going to write an encouraging response but then realized I would just be contributing to your procrastination.... so no encouraging response. Sorry.Haha so true.
So I swear I will start writing after I check SDN...and eat lunch...but god...I just. want. to. be. done. I need a lab gnome to finish up experiments and write my dissertation for me.
The way I'm seeing it I need to have my dissertation finished (as in final draft, ship it off to my committee), by the end of this month so they have 3 weeks to read it and I can schedule my dissertation defense for late july. Then I'll have 2 weeks to make corrections, move to Philly, and finish up any extra work in the lab etc etc...and then...right into vet school.
I'm actually doing pretty well with the writing. The intro is (almost) done, as are most of the data chapters. Though I still have to do figure legends which are just a pain.
I'm up to 148 pages so far so...just gotta keep going. right after lunch. and right after I check SDN and facebook, one. more. time. damn.
this is my cracked out mad scientist face
I will add a time wasting comment. A couple weeks ago there was a research festival here and I went early to read the important posters coughgetfreestuffcough. I got this one shirt and there is a hand drawn pic on the back of a craZy scientist!!! with a curly mustache!! its awesome GeeBee (guess this is your new nick name?) I will show you this summerthis is my cracked out mad scientist face
You gotta start weening people off of you Nyanko. When I left my job earlier this year I got multiple calls per day with urgent problems. It took a while for them to finally realize I wasn't there to baby sit anymore. I'm down to one every couple of weeks now. You don't want to be taking those calls once classes start for real.I literally took one day off yesterday, the third day (counting weekends - I'm here on weekends) in which I did not come to campus since a vacation I took in December, and got about 3 "urgent" phone calls and 10 emails that really needed my immediate attention please.