Last week I figured out my next exams are already lining up. First one to knock on my door is the immunology exam, which is tuesday the 18th. So a little over a week to study for it. The good thing is (at least I hope it is a good thing) that it is a multiple choice exam. The teacher said something about the exam also being multiple answer, in which more than one answer can be correct. I have no experience with tests like that so far, so it may be a little tricky. It will certainly make it more difficult to guess the correct answer when in doubt. Still, I feel that if I learn the theory properly this exam shouldn’t be that bad.
Friday the 28th I have another two exams (functional genomics and oncology). It isn’t really great that they planned two exams on one date, but well it’s not my decission, so what can I do about it. These exams are more difficult as I predict it. The functional genomics one has theory mostly based on scientific papers. Furthermore we did a lot of computer practical work, which also needs to be learned. Oncology is even funnier. We only had lectures, no practicals or tutorials and all these lectures where presented by different teachers every week, with varying topics within the field of oncology. It is kind of a puzzle to me how they will manage to make 1 exam out of this. We didn’t get any papers or books to read, so I don’t know what else to learn but the powerpoints from all the presentations? My classmates aren’t so sure about this either. I guess we’ll see what this exam will lead to. It is the least important one of the three, but of course I still want to pass it if possible :).
Just today I started learning for the immunology exam, already did one chapter out of 9 and I’m doing another one later today. If I’ll manage to do 2 chapters each day I’ll show up prepared enough for the exam. I’m glad there is enough time between the immunology exam and the functional genomics one to learned them seperated. I hate it when they plan two big exam only a day after eachother.
After the exams the new courses will start. This means I’m already half wya through the year. I can’t believe this is going so fast :S. Before I know it I should also start to focus on my internships. I’d rather not think about that right now though, exams first!