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tu m'aides & je t'aide

This week might just kill me. I've only managed to get ten hours of sleep since 7:00 a.m. on Sunday, and my body has been alternating between feeling incredibly drowsy and slightly feverish - most likely on account of my lack of sleep. Tonight I have to finish the proposal for one of my term papers and, ideally, study for an exam that's coming up in the afternoon. I think I'd much rather sleep than study, although punching myself in the arm is a somewhat effective means of staying awake. Who needs caffeine pills when self-inflicted injury is so convenient?

Our biological anthropology exams were handed back today; the class average was a 91.8% I've never heard of an average that high before. The lowest score was a 78% and the highest was 102% After the figures were announced a couple of the girls from my lab section came over and hinted that they thought my test had the highest grade for the class. Maybe. Another girl in our lab saw me studying at the café a few nights ago and commented on how she frequently sees me stay late to help other students who come up and ask for help. Why shouldn't I though? Besides being a nice thing to do it also forces me to know the material covered during our lectures to be able to explain it to other people later in the week. The easier it is for me to do that, the easier it is for me to write down answers when the next exam comes around.

That second part is just an added bonus though - it's great to watch as someone makes the transition from confused frustration to hesitant comprehension and eventual confidence.

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rosesnchaos
Apr. 13th, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Punching your arm? Like how does it keep you awake? o_O;
I study with rock music on, with earphones. That keeps me very awake. Heh.
samedi
Apr. 14th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
Normally I only ever use it when I'm driving a long distance and need to stay awake to reach the next rest stop. It isn't really that effective (nor did I use it last night), but the momentary stab of pain is usually enough to keep me alert for a few more minutes.
flaxendandelion
Apr. 14th, 2006 02:29 am (UTC)
Well come on man, did you get the 102%?
samedi
Apr. 14th, 2006 03:55 am (UTC)
Yes, I was the one with the 102%.
The exam was on the taxonomy and social organization of primates, a subject I enjoy, so that made it quite a bit easier.
flaxendandelion
Apr. 14th, 2006 04:15 am (UTC)
Sounds like someone's a little shy about bragging about their academic record. Quit monkeying around, samedi. ;)
samedi
Apr. 16th, 2006 06:16 pm (UTC)
I was asking for that when I used my capuchin monkey icon. :D
Well, if it's alright to brag, I received a 104% on my last Cultural Ecology exam and recently found out I was nominated for the Anthropology Department's highest undergraduate award ...
flaxendandelion
Apr. 17th, 2006 04:30 am (UTC)
Well you don't need me to tell you this, but it's obvious you're going to great places, man.
emma2403
Apr. 14th, 2006 11:17 am (UTC)
Just... I don't want to be the lecturing teacher, but I like when people correct my mistakes, so... it's "tu m'aides"...

(And I'll delete this comment, okay?)
emma2403
Apr. 14th, 2006 11:18 am (UTC)
Except I don't find the deleting button on your lay out... haha sorry, I'm hopeless!
samedi
Apr. 15th, 2006 05:48 am (UTC)
I appreciate the correction - it's been quite some time since I've used French with any regularity, so it's nice to hear when I've made mistakes so that I don't keep making them in the future.
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