April 18th, 2005


The Essay

The dreaded essay will be written today. I have been pushing it off for weeks, I have made the notes for it at the beginning of the vacations and hardly recall what the reading was about. Still the content won't be the problem. I have twelve pages of detailled notes which cover most of the points mentioned in the assignement sheet.

This essay, on descriptive chemistry of the main group hydrides, halides and oxoi-acids will be seventh essay written for that particular tutor. Technically, the task of reading up on a subject and writing about it in an essay cannot be too difficult, at least with a basic grasp on the language and the subject of the essay. One should think that, whith a proper investment of time and effort, it would not be too difficult to produce at least a decent essay. It appears to be more complicated. I have yet to figure out, what the trick is. The best essay I've written so far got the comment 'good effort'. It was most;y copied from the textbook. We can do that for the essay. Most people do it. The difficult part is finding a suitable book to copy from. For the current essay, I can only copy a few passages from one of my textbooks. But we have to write a comparision, so most of it is going to be my own writing effort.

Enough procrastinating, I need to get going.
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I'm done with the essay. I'll take a break and then do some more org. chem. revision. There is not that much that I can get done now. The exam is on Friday or Saturday and I'll be pretty busy until then. It's just a desperate last minute effort. Last time it worked in Physics (or I knew more than I realized before the last day revision).

But anyways, the final exams are still around seven weeks away and I'm more busy revising for them, because I'm interested in passing them, failing the ones this week doesn't matter. The realist in me knows that with my academic track record, passing would be a surprise to say the least, but it's not over until it's over. But, borrow minttown1's terminology, even if I lose I win. In fact I have already won in a way. Everyone I know didn't think I would last the first term, and now I'm about to start my third term.
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