Archive for April 18, 2006

why studying at school is so much more difficult than it should be

April 18, 2006 Comments off

Dear School,

I know that, during the school year, many student choose to study at home or at coffeehouses or in other places besides the library, the atrium, or the general vicinity of the school. But, once classes are over, we all like to be at school as we study. It’s a convienient meeting place for study groups, most of us keep most of our books here, and we feel more studious when we’re at school. And, frankly, School, you know this about us.

Why, then, can’t you make it possible for all of us to be online at the same time, while at school?* Why, in the two-and-a-half hours I spent at school today, working on my Property outline, was my network connection disconnected no fewer than 10 times? Why was my network connection so lousy that I could not update a 5-minute NPR podcast on iTunes?

It’s just disappointing, School. The crappy wireless has run me out and now I won’t be as productive as I could be. If my grades suffer this semester, School, I’m blaming it all on you.

Posting, wirelessly, from home,

[* Yes, internet access is critical while studying for exams. See, I can IM my friends and ask them about obscure points of Property law, I can look up cases on Westlaw, and I can check my email to make sure there are no important updates from my professor. Internet access is crucial while studying.]

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nearly one-third down! how is that even possible?

April 18, 2006 3 comments

Duckies, classes are over.

The semester is not over, of course, since I still have four exams and the writing competition. I also have a myriad of administrative things to take care of, like my financial aid paperwork (though I already did my FAFSA) and my summer employment paperwork (more on that later, since I haven’t really posted about my summer job).

So, the next three-and-a-half weeks will be a bit stressful. I’ll get through ’em, though. And exams certainly aren’t as scary this time around as they were last time–I’ve done them, I know what I face. Still, I have a lot of prep to do this week, and I haven’t even started taking practice exams yet. Eek!

But that first sentence remains true. Even though I face more than three weeks of stuff, I am done with my first year of law school classes. Hot damn!

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