All entries for April 2006

April 28, 2006

Distractions from revision

For the past week or so I've been down in Coventry revising for my resits and have reaped the rewards of not having my PC down there with me as a distraction. I've come home for the weekend and there it is, in it's awesome distracting glory so the question needs to be asked … "Should I take it down to Coventry with me when I return?"

For the next 8 weeks of revision I'm going to need some way of getting onto the internet and some form of light distraction purely so I don't go mad but my PC is never just light distraction, it's a huge distraction. It won't really fit on the little desk I've got plus I'd need a chair in order for me to sit in front of it which I don't have right now so is it really worth taking down there with me?

Those cover most of the negatives:

–Distraction
–Too Big
–Needs Chair
–Won't Fit on Desk
–Distraction (I've got this twice because it's a REALLY BIG distraction)

But the positives are:

+t'internet
+Won't get mind numbingly bored
+Huge array of music and films/tv to listen to/watch
+Access to E–mail, past exam papers, general knowledge etc

So I'm stuck, I've thought of getting a laptop to take down to use to revise and access the internet but that involves spending £400 at least, which is £400 I can't really afford to spend unless of course someone has a half decent laptop they don't need because they have two perhaps? Just a thought. Anyway I don't have a clue what to do.


April 21, 2006

Two down…. Four to go

I've been back in the midlands now since Easter Monday, I didn't actually tell anyone seeing as I've been hidden away in my room in Coventry almost permanently since I got back with the exceptions of Wednesday and Thursday when I've been on campus either revising for or taking my first two resits.

All in all Algebra I on Wednesday didn't go well but I never expected it to, what I did expect was the fact that everybody came out saying exactly the same thing. That they didn't think they'd even answered enough of the paper to pass. This was perfect because I in fact did answer at least 40% of the paper and though that I may have passed but if the paper's marked up then that's even better.

Analysis III was a breath of fresh air and I left the exam feeling better about my resits than I've felt all year. It was exactly the paper I wanted except for one question and a conservative estimate of my mark is around 40, with a hopeful score nearer 60 which is better than my wildest dreams.

Tuesday brings PDE's, that's Partial Differential Equations, which I haven't even started preparing for but I've got a few days to get on top of things although I don't have any notes, worksheets, of exam papers. So wish me luck.

On a lighter note

Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me

21 today although exams have rather spoilt the occasion. Oh well


April 05, 2006

Leeds Fest 2006

Here's the link for the line-up if anyone's interested

Leeds Festival Line-Up 2006

Pick of the bunch?

Muse, Placebo, Feeder, The Kooks and Kaiser Chiefs what with it being Leeds :D


Oops

Once again it's been a while since I last "blogged" but I keep forgetting. I now have 14 days till my first exams, that's 3 exams on the 19th, 20th and 25th of April then a little while off before another three. Revision is almost grinding to a halt and I'm struggling to get my head down and do the work hence this entry. I'm still not sure about what I want to do next year and should I pass I've got to decide where my future lies and university may not be it. I don't need a degree to become and accountant which is what I want to do so I may not return but as in any profession a degree helps and it increases my potential earnings by a huge amount.

On a much more exciting note I going to the Leeds Festival again this year. Got my tickets after 45 minutes trying to get on however I seem to have got 8 instead of 4 so I may sell some on eBay or find some people to come along. I'm sure there'll be plenty of those seeing as Muse as playing plus some others like The Kooks, The Rakes and Placebo which I'd love to go see. All in all I can't think of a better Line-Up. Franz aren't great but I'd love to go see them, same for the Arctic Monkeys and Kaiser Chiefs who I've seen already. Every day has at least 4 or 5 bands I really want to see and that's only from the names realeased so far. I can't wait.


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