Thursday, November 8, 2007

Imagine O-Town Singing in the Background

Tomorrow we have an exam over Functional Neuroanatomy, a concept I would explain if I wasn't stress sweating all over my keyboard and if I was an evil person who was keen on stealing your naivety. Trust me. If you don't have to, you don't want to identify pathways on brain slices and tell me all the associated intricate details. Unless you're a masochist.

Anyway, this exam. It's our final exam for that course component. It's also our first exam for that course component.

It's what I've come to call an "All or Nothing Exam," which... kind of pains me because it means this situation has occurred frequently enough to foster the development of such a term.

The All or Nothing Exam is an exam which everything, very literally, rides on. Everything of course being passing, because right now, in some small pathetic way, on this the day before the All or Nothing Exam, passing IS everything.

I know I know, we can discuss my misappropriated life mentality later.

If you don't pass the exam tomorrow, you don't pass the Functional Neuro part of the course. If you don't pass the Functional Neuro part of the course, you don't pass the course. Period. It doesn't matter how well or not well you did on the other six or so course components, if you fail any one of them you're in Repeat City.

When is the retake offered? In the spring. What else is in the spring? The height of studying for The Boards. Fantastic.

People are wigging out over here. I may or may not be one of them.

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