I would like to say that I've been studying my butt off this past week, but I can't. No, this study week was mostly a messing-around-on-the-internet kind of week. I don't feel any more prepared for my finals after this study week than before it. I may actually feel LESS prepared because I had a week to forget what we covered. Have I mentioned how weird the education/grading system over here is really weird to me? It's almost impossible to get an A over here--by an 'A' I mean a 90% or above. The grading is all based on the bell curve, and that somehow means that a 65% could be a 'B' on one assignment, but a or a 'C' on another...I still don't understand it, so I've decided to ignore it and simply hope I pass my classes. (My confusion increased when my RA attempted to explain how my Physics class's grades worked--as long as I get a 50% on the final, I pass the class, and if I do poorly, they add my midterm points to my final, but the final is now worth 60% instead of 50%--or something....)
As you guys might have guessed from my post on Sara's wall, I have once again started watching the vlogbrothers. I am now through the first year of videos--yay!
After my finals are done, I'm going on a trip to Hobbiton. Too bad it's about 5 hours away by bus--do you guys have any book recommendations?
Kind of along the same lines, but not really, do you guys have any questions you would like to ask Ian McKellen? He had an open question segment during his show...so far I only have "How do you get into character?"
12 more days until I leave New Zealand...I wonder how fast it's going to go?
Back to studying Physics....maybe