Having two exams 18hs apart is hardly optimal. As every Uni student knows, the best exam schedule is about 5-6 days between your exams. That allows you to cool do for the rest of your day, get back into balance, and still have a reasonable amount of time to revise everything for the next exam, watch lecture recordings, and read up on texts you missed or topics you still don’t grasp very well.
“OMG I CAN’T DO THIS” familiar to most of us. Despite the fact that I knew all the topics, had memorized all the equations in the very likely case the exam was gonna ask us to derive and use them. I knew the theories inside-out (at least to the extent these simplified versions are true representations of the actual theories), and I had it all covered. Still, 2 hours before the exam I was freaking out… So I made the very mature thing to have lunch in the sun, accepting that whatever happens inside this marvellous exam venue of mine was now beyond my control; and instead spend my time calming down.
When it ended at 4 pm, not even the prospect of only 18h ‘til the Business Cycle & Asset Markets exam on Wednesday morning could ruin my mood. I never feel as anxious as right before an exam, or as relieved and calm after. Add dizziness and head spinning to that list.
One hour’s worth of rest, eat a little something while embracing the wonderful Sydney sunshine, then back to revising the shit out of the next one. Good thing I spent the last few weeks preparing for these two horrible days and I had more than enough notes and articles to keep myself occupied.
Million-dollar question is, however, if I did well enough. Sometimes it’s easy to tell (like yesterday’s Macro) and sometimes you’re really not sure (like today’s Business Cycle unit). I definitely failed the first essay question by not properly calculate the value of an asset using C-CAPM. I have hated that model for months, and the basic understanding I had sure didn’t help today. I’m pretty sure I did fine on the rest of the exam, so perhaps it’s enough to compensate.
This very suitable grey Sydney-morning is a metaphor for my inside right now. Good thing Sydney Uni Counselling and Psychological Services give people free biscuits. Yey.
I'm in for a treat!