What’s happening?

Dennis has completed his computer science final exam (last Thursday), chemistry final exam (yesterday), and English final exam (today).

Dennis is currently studying for his math final exam (tomorrow) and his biology final exam (next Monday).

Dennis just realized he’s more than half way done final exams.  Yay!

Dennis goes back to study.


Nearly a month has passed from my first day at UBC. Maybe it’s this MWF/TuTh schedule thing that makes time pass by so much faster. “Time flies when you’re having fun,” as Mr. Picard used to say, but the past month hasn’t been all fun; rather, it has been a lot of textbook reading (obviously), and a lot of note-taking (duh), and a lot of walking between buildings (evil 10 minute break to walk from Dempster Pavilion [computer science lecture] to the Mathematics building [roughly 900m apart + intelligently moving obstacles]).

One month into the start of the year and the midterms are around the corner.  Everything’s so much different than high-school.  Everything is at a much larger scale.  I miss the “exam dividers” when I write quizzes in the lecture rooms.

I guess I better get back to studying.

If I learned one thing useful from the IB mock exams…

…it would be to read the data/information booklet. The math mock exam was interesting. Six questions in one hour. Seems easy enough…only if I had the sense to read the information booklet, which contained some formulae which I could have used on the exam. I looked at the booklet after the exam ended, which was very stupid of me.

Anyway, all mock exams completed! Yay! Now back to weeks of classes! Yay!

Two down, four to go

I completed the Physics and English mock exams today. Mr. Barois gave us the May 2005 IB exam to do (surprise surprise), and certain people during the break were previewing the answers to the Paper 2 on their laptop computer. In my opinion, that just completely defeats the purpose of a mock exam though, cheating in that way, not just having an unfair advantage over everyone else. The Paper 1 part was fine I guess, since it involved more of the theory than doing calculations. However, I screwed up the Paper 2, and left many blank.

English was fine, in fact, I think I had too much time. For once in my whole high-school career, I actually spent time planning my essay. I wrote on topic 3A which was about the setting of The Storyteller and how they are more of the plot at the end than they first appear. At first I thought it would be an easy topic to write on, but then later on coming up with coherent ideas was more of a challenge.

Anyway, I’ve only got 4 to go (most of the other IB people have 5 — hahaha), and my next exam is Wednesday morning, which means I have more time to study! Yay!

The day before mock exams

Well it’s the day before IB mock exams start, and well…I’m still screwed. At least I have no exams on Tuesday and Wednesday morning. There’s so much to study for in so little time. One and a half years x 6 courses.

Monday: Physics / English
Tuesday: None for me
Wednesday: None for me / Geography
Thursday: Chemistry / French
Friday: Math

Anyway back to studying…