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May 20, 2006
I've spent the last 5 weeks dosed up on caffeine, painkillers, energy drinks and sugary foods. Can't really be good for my recovery can it. Whilst I estimated 30–45% for todays exam yesterday, that was a bad estimation based on the way I felt.
I played at practice yesterday for the first time in over 2 1/2 months. I was so wiped out afterwards that I thought I was going to die. Mum was right when she said that GF really knocks it out of you and that getting back into exercise afterwards is difficult and should be taken slowly. Not to mention the fact that I've not done any exercise in ages, so no wonder I felt Uber–bad.
After spending the last 2 hours revising for this one today.. revised estimate = 45%–55% depending on what question comes up.
May 19, 2006
#5 Applied Social Psychology
Expected mark: 30–45%
This paper didn't go too badly despite what others think. Mainly because I revised the right things and they didn't. Well it still wasn't great, but I don't think I did too badly.
Absolutely shattered now though.
May 18, 2006
To top it off. It was awful. But then that wasn't just me, everyone found it really difficult – even the really clever ones, which made me feel better. Can't say I got a good mark on that one..
Oh well onto the next one.
#3 The Self in Social Psychology
Update. After having looked at it yesterday and been in the grid since 5.30 this morning trying to understand and remember it all.. it is not going in. I've had 5–6 hours sleep over the last 2 days and its suddenly taking its toll. I now understand why the Dr. said that I need to rest. I feel f*cking awful and can't concentrate on anything. Shit shitty McShit shit.
ARGH! I was previously going to guess 55%–65% again as I'm not huge at social psychology, but revised estimate = 40–50%
Next exam after this is tomorrow morning at 9.30. However Im more confident of that one, so I'm planning on going home at 12 and sleeping for a few hours before going back to the library :(
May 17, 2006
#2 Psychology and the Law
I think it went really well. But then in the past when I've said that I've been horribly wrong. So we'll see.
#3 The Self in Social Psychology
This is a very philosophical paper and is at 9.30 tomorrow morning. I think I can do ok, but it won't be one of my strongest papers. I have 4 left (inc. this one) and two will be fine, if not great, and then the other two split into ok and just bloody awful. This one should not be the latter.
May 07, 2006
Will said that the last post was not interesting in any way and that it was too vague for his liking; too much like a horoscope.
Basically, that was kind of the point of some of it. Due to my head being stuck in psychology journals and books about 10/12 hours a day at the moment, I don't actually have any idea of what state world politics are in. I don't know much of who has done what, and what they'd said. I don't know how the economies are faring in each of the major countries, and I don't know what interests the major nations have in each other and their respective resources.
Whilst I do have a few vague notions, they're not enough to make a valid prediction. Too many times have researchers/writers witnessed an event, looked back and said, look there are the indicators, why did we not see it coming? So this is less of "I think something is going to happen" blog entry, but more of a "I think something is going to happen, but Im not going to make a prediction until I've researched it more and thought about it when I've got some free time, so I'm just saying that I'll be doing this and would love input from other people about the state of affairs throughout the world."
So this is for you Will: horoscope like, vague and fairly pointless.
I keep wanting to blog, mainly about one thing. This I believe can be summed up in a paragraph. If you are already bored: please leave, it won't get any better.
The main idea, is that history repeats itself: it works in cycles – mainly because humans are stupid and don't learn from their mistakes. The argument is that a lot of the events recently are building up to something big. Things like all the car plant closures, government scandals, Iraq/Afghanistan/Iran?, US/UK/French relations, Iran's Nuclear Regime etc etc. I have this feeling that it is all building up to something and can be compared to previous issues before other world wars. I am actually so interested, that I plan to do some research and write a bit of an essay on it at some point.
The problem was, I didn't want it all to happen in the next 15 days and then no one accept it when I said "I told you so."
So this is me covering my bases.
June 14, 2005
Well my exams didn't go as well as I would have liked. I was mainly let down by my lack of work during the year and failing to realise how importand the assessed essays were. That is not to say I didn't do ok, but Im sure I could have done better.
This year is worth 40% of my degree and I think that I will get somewhere between 50-55%. Which lets be honest, is f*cking rubbish (for me, not saying that is bad for anyone else, Im just saying that I can achieve better than that).
I am really not optimistic. Oh well, next year it is then.