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Nearly there . . . nearly!

Six hours of studying today. Six. And that’s for one final… After writing a 10-page paper for the same class.

Hey, that’s what you have to look forward to when you go to college! Getting an eddy-cation and all that!

Honestly, there’s not much to write about. Finals, finals, and more finals.

Actually, that is something to write about.

Campus is very, very quiet during finals. There is absolutely nothing going on. No one is outside wandering around, no one is just hanging out.

Everyone’s inside in the library or in one another’s rooms, pounding feverishly on computer keyboards, swearing at scattered, scribbled-on pieces of paper, hunched over thick textbooks piled waist-high.

The Sunday before finals week is the only time you can go to the library and expect to not find a computer at 2 pm. Trust me, I went there today just to print out a paper and had to look very hard to find one. And the Brew probably gets more business during week 10 and finals week than it does during the first three or four weeks of term combined.

My roommate’s been practicing Java programming all day, studying for her final; I’ve been staring at my computer, working on my Sociology final. But that was only for an hour or so. For the last six hours (with an hour’s break for dinner), I’ve been poring over my Honors notes and reading for the term. Rousseau, Descartes, Kierkegaard, and much, much more. Now, I’m finally done.

I have my Honors final from noon to 2 tomorrow, and after that, I’m really pretty much done. I have a Creative Writing “final,” which consists of reading parts of my final project to the class on Tuesday. I have an English final on Thursday. Neither of those worry me too much.

So, if I get past 2 pm tomorrow, I’m almost set for the week.

I’m nearly there . . . nearly!

One Response to “Nearly there . . . nearly!”

  1. And all this after your preparation and performance in the Vagina Monologues! Augustana students are amazing. Good luck tomorrow.

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