Dear Exams

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    Oct 17, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    Dear Exams,

    Thank you so much for making me pull all nighters...making me break out...causing me to feel like crap for days. Thank you, really...thanks. I study everyday, attend every class, take great notes, participate, I am one of the first ones in class and one of the last to leave. Despite this, my grades do not reflect my work in the one least bit. But you know what, I am going to try not to beat myself up too much. Life is about work ethic...something I have a lot of. Life is about interpersonal skills...which is something I possess. So i apologize exams that I am unable to study hundreds of pages of fluff and select answers that are intended to trick you and for what? For shareholders of those silly textbooks make profit? I am sorry. Life isn't about a letter grade on a piece of paper. It is about working with what you got, doing the best you can, and how you influence those around you for the better. I am sorry I want to be more than a statistic.


    HIGHER EDUCATION MY FUCKING ASS!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Rant done.

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  • commoncoll

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    Oct 17, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    I know how you feel. What classes are you taking?

    I failed my first exam this year. I changed my study routine and I do much better now. I had two exams on Friday. And I had the national board exam today. I am so tired!
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:41 PM GMT
    Business Management, Operations Management, Financial Management, Marketing, and Business Law.
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    AlexanderB saidBusiness Management, Operations Management, Financial Management, Marketing, and Business Law.

    icon_sad.gif I, too, feel your pain.

    What major are you going for? What career options are you going for?
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:46 PM GMT
    International Business...want to get into marketing/sales after.
  • commoncoll

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    Oct 17, 2011 7:49 PM GMT
    What do you have problems with? Do you feel you are not studying enough in detail? Is the exam material too detailed?
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:51 PM GMT
    I just study my ass off. I am not that smart. I will be honest, I am not. Give me a paper, presentation, homework assignment, speeches, Ill ace it.

    Expect me to understand hundreds of pages of BULLSHIT IM NEVER GOING TO FUCKING USE....I won't do good.

    I've been like that all my life. Always struggled but always pushed on. But guess I am smart enough to get into the business program here though...
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    Oct 17, 2011 7:57 PM GMT
    Dude I'm feeling your pain. No life at the moment. I'm only on here to have an excuse to why I'm not currently studying lol
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:01 PM GMT
    AlexanderB saidI just study my ass off. I am not that smart. I will be honest, I am not. Give me a paper, presentation, homework assignment, speeches, Ill ace it.

    Expect me to understand hundreds of pages of BULLSHIT IM NEVER GOING TO FUCKING USE....I won't do good.

    I've been like that all my life. Always struggled but always pushed on. But guess I am smart enough to get into the business program here though...

    It seems you do better if you can talk it out. Are you able to do some practice questions? You could also study with people and quiz each other. Better yet, TEACH each other. That is the best method to learn.

    If you weren't smart enough, you wouldn't be there.
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:22 PM GMT
    AlexanderB saidI just study my ass off. I am not that smart. I will be honest, I am not. Give me a paper, presentation, homework assignment, speeches, Ill ace it.

    Expect me to understand hundreds of pages of BULLSHIT IM NEVER GOING TO FUCKING USE....I won't do good.

    I've been like that all my life. Always struggled but always pushed on. But guess I am smart enough to get into the business program here though...



    You're like the opposite of me. Give me tests, and I will probably ace them. Give me presentation and public speaking, I will be super nervous, like I would sometimes stutter while speaking.
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    Oct 17, 2011 8:38 PM GMT
    i use 1st exams 2 learn what a prof thinks is important enough to test on. same w/ papers. once uk what a prof wants, it's relatively easy 2 shift ur study foci. u don't have 2 read EVERYTHING. study smart, not hard.
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    Oct 18, 2011 1:32 AM GMT
    Thanks guys. I am just feeling blah. I usually do decent on exams but this semester is kkkiilliinnngg mme.

    @common

    Yea I know. I just have to maintain a 3.0 to stay within the program shouldnt be too hard...I hope.

    @slim

    Wanna switch? Haha. All my work experiences, internships and the like, love me but its school that...uggggg

    @Tailgater

    Yea thats what I hear for the professors here as well. I hear of people failing exams...even in the business school...and still pull off an A. Let's hope I can do the same

    @antijock

    I see what you are saying but sometimes with the work load I don't have time to study each class everyday. These past few weeks Have been hectic with me having to go home for certain reasons, career fair...just been really spread out.
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    Oct 18, 2011 2:13 AM GMT
    I'm glad u see the benefit of higher education. .


    when I was in university I smoked a ton of weed and somehow graduated on time,.

    good luck
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    Oct 18, 2011 2:18 AM GMT
    It should all pay off if you're diligent enough. I miss undergrad. =(
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    Oct 18, 2011 2:30 AM GMT
    I was not a good test taker but was a great paper writer. I was a psych major so multiple choice exams were awful for me, but essay exams... fuck yeah... bring it on!

    What's tough about your classes is getting down all the terms and then understanding the philosophy behind how they fit together. Don't be afraid to take summer courses. Make flashcards. Rewrite your notes in outline form and see if your TA can give it a quick look to make sure you have it outlined.

    Also, when reading long books, read the section titles, and the first and last paragraphs of each section. Oftentimes the first paragraph is the intro, the middle paragraphs are examples/explanation, then the last paragraph is a summarization of the section again. You can create outlines from that too. Good luck!
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    Oct 18, 2011 2:34 AM GMT
    i was about to log off and study for my exam tomorrow. but fuck yeah ! the hell with it, i'm gonna go watch some porn !