If you had told me last year at this time–when I had four finals in a week–that I might have term papers instead of exams for a few of my classes, I would’ve jumped with joy. Papers, I had always felt, are relaxing! You can do ‘em on your own time, as you aren’t subjected to 2 hours of stress, and you don’t have to worry about ridiculously ambiguous questions. Yeah, I had thought, a semester’s end without tests would be pretty ideal.
…or not! This semester, the majority of my end-of-semester assessments were papers. I had a 4 page paper to write for Cornell History, a 10 page paper in American Studies, and a 12 page paper for my English seminar (all were due last week). Now, I’m working on what’s supposed to be a 20-30 page in-depth report for business management due Monday. While I have one exam in DEA 1500–a really cool class I’d recommend–another one in business management is optional if I do well on this report.
Hence, I’m sitting here in Olin on this beautiful post-Slope Day morning plugging away, attempting to analyze Canon, Inc.’s productivity initiatives.
Speaking of which, Slope Day was yesterday; I had a great time. Last year I volunteered in the hot sun, essentially distributing water bottles to intoxicated people. This time, I didn’t commit and was able to enjoy a nice day on the Slope with Taio Cruz. Luckily, he played the only two songs I knew–Break Your Heart and Dynamite. What was the highlight for me, though, was the opening group–The Wailers, of Bob Marley & The Wailers fame. They played “One Love,” which is a phenomenal song.
It’s almost summer! Time for me to finish up my remaining work…