Archive for May 2nd, 2010

Finals Week

May 2nd, 2010

I just cannot believe how fast this semester has gone by. It probably has to do with the fact that I was involved in so many activities and with the fact that I am getting older. They say that life starts moving faster as you get older. So far, it seems to be true for me.

Friday, I turned in my junior Independent Study project. Including everything, it is 69 pages long. I spent the entire Thursday night and Friday morning working on final corrections. When I was done, it was time to print. I had not expected that printing could be so challenging. I failed at least 9 times and wasted tons of paper. Every time something went wrong. This was very frustrating. When I finally thought I had printed successfully, I went to the bookstore to get my Junior IS bound. When I had raised my bound version of Junior IS high above my head in celebration, I looked at the cover page. I found out that a space was missing, combining two separate words into one. I was a little shocked that I had let that happen, but at this point there was not turning back. I went to my professors office and handed her my bound copy. It was a beautiful day in Wooster, but I was way too tired to enjoy it. I went straight to bed to get some very well deserved sleep.

Now I still have three hurdles  until I can say that I am done with Junior year. First, I have a final for real analysis. It is an advanced math class which has proven to be quite challenging to me. I did relatively well on the first two exams, but for the last one I got the worst grade that I have earned in my college career. On Tuesday morning, I will give all I have to obtain a good grade for my final exam.

Second, I have a presentation for a math modeling project. The modeling project my group has worked on involves booking of flights. Many airlines overbook flights to make sure that they still make a profit if a number of passengers don’t show up.

Third, I have a final for Quantitative Methods. This exam is worth more than the previous two exams combined, so it is important that I do well on it.

The last exam will be done at 10:00 p.m. on Wednesday night (at the latest). Then, junior year is over and I can call myself a senior.

Bastiaan