Monday, June 11, 2007

Remember me when you're the one who's silver screened

Amidst all of my election ruckus, I have been complacent in relation to my partner in life...

Tomorrow, he begins his end of year exams. I have absolutely all faith in him - I have witnessed him the past 16 weeks (the last 5 with serious blocking) learning, testing theories out on me, me yelling at him to quit the psycho babble and him poking his tongue out and blowing (as do all mature adults). He begins tomorrow with Onderzoek Methoden en Technieken (research methods and techniques), followed by Gezondheids (health) Psychology on Thursday. More updates in the following weeks.

Lots of pressure lies on these exams - as, unlike Australia, most exams here weigh 100% of the total mark - he does have two subjects where the exam only weighs 75%. AND - most seriously warped of all - like the Wespac Maths Competition at home, you lose marks for guessing. I still have horrible memories of partaking in the maths comp in Grade 8, answering all questions (naturally, many of which were a random 'havent-had-a-B-answer-in-a-while' guess) only learning later that we lost points for errors. BUT that wasnt part of a uni degree! Still, I know he has studied everything so much harder than I ever did. I particularly enjoy his mad professor study stance. He will kill me for writing this, but while studying, he closes himself up in the study, holds his notes in one hand, has his head tilted to one side, and paces (approx 5 steps) up and down the room while reciting his notes aloud. The sweetest part is that his other hand usually aids in diagrams/explanations/expressionism. Oh, and since he wears braces, he really looks the part!

So, before you kill me, all the best tomorrow, and for the following 2,5 weeks. I know you will be fine and I am so proud that you have almost finished your first year.

I love you

5 comments:

Ingrid and Tom said...

you mean weeks of sitting behind the computer, looking up soccer news, chatting to girls,.....

Yes, the manhood was in jeopardy but supertom made a miraculous save with another witty comment!

Nick said...

Good luck with exams Tom, I know how you feel, I'm in the middle of exams as well at the moment too (although mostly only 50%'ers).

Ingrid and Tom said...

All the best, Nick. It is a period of my life which I miss (crazy enough!)
Would love to catch up when we are in Bris...?
I&T

Tim said...

Good luck with your exams, Tom... not that you will need it.

Ingrid, there are good reasons why points are deducted on multiple choice exam:

http://unexpectedtruths.blogspot.com/2007/06/fallacy-of-hard-tests.html

Nick said...

Absolutely, would love to catch up - what dates are you in Brisbane again?