Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Exam timetables

Currently listening to: Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Well it finally happened: exam timetables, i.e. the last of the Horsemen of the Apocalypse, were released on Friday. Here's how mine reads:

4th May - Human Molecular Biology
6th May - Basic Immunology
11th May - Biomedical Pharmacology
14th May - Nutrition & Metabolism
18th May - Techniques in Biomedical Sciences
21st May - Biomedical Physiology II
25th May - Clinical Microbiology
27th May - Essential Biochemistry

My first thought upon reading it was immediately "thank god", since the subject from hell, aka Essential Biochemistry is scheduled for last. Most of the exams also start at 14:30, which is good since I'm not really a morning person. In short, I'm very pleased with this timetable. Human Molecular Biology isn't exactly my favourite module to revise for, but on the other hand it's quite straightforward and it would be nice to get it out of the way early. There's at least two days gap between each exam, and in some cases four or five, which will mean I can revise at a more laid-back pace. Last year exams started in April and we had the first three one after the other on 27/28/29, which was a terrifying rollercoaster of an ordeal. Hopefully this time around I can avoid such intense experiences.

The Easter holidays begin on 1st April, which means I have a month and a bit to do some proper hardcore revision. Until then I have one final biochem lab/write up and a microbiology poster to produce (1000-1500 words). I would have prefered to start revising now, or even several weeks ago, but the trouble with all these courseworks which they load on you during the term is that they make revision possible only during the holidays, which of course makes an anxious fellow like me even more anxious than usual!

1 comment:

  1. Ouch, i forgot about the number of exams you have to take on a BSc! and 4th of may....that's just scary.

    Good luck with your revision grumpy!