After over a month of studying for about 8-12 hours a day, I am finally finished with my exams and thus finally finished with my junior year of university. Wow. Where has time gone??
My brain is basically dead and I have never looked forward to a break so much in my life. While LSE was a great year, it was incredibly challenging, especially the exams!! Unlike American universities, where finals usually span a week or maybe two weeks, LSE finals can take place anywhere from the second week of May to the very end of June. Luckily, mine were decently placed between 27 May and 8 June, so I had a lot of time beforehand to prepare and a decent amount of time in between most of my exams to review what I needed to know. However, the exams are so intense and challenging that we definitely need the long period to revise for them!
At LSE, you are examined on content from the whole year since (at least for the regular students) essays, presentations and participation don’t count towards your grade. For normal students, the exam is 100% of their grade. For us, it’s just 50%. And we sit the same exams as the regular students so they don’t go easy on us at all! Did I mention we have to cite sources as well? So basically like a timed research paper for 3 essays that you don’t know about beforehand. Sounds fun right? Quite the experience!
So because of all of this, I thought I’d mention the things that helped me survive this incredibly challenging month. Btw, there was no way I could make it through exams without getting injured, so I’m writing this post with a splint because I’ve sprained my thumb (on my left hand yay!), which makes typing incredibly challenging. By tripping. Just adding on to the list of embarrassing injuries!
|One last look at LSE|