No work today, so home work instead.
I knocked out the cleaning I’ve been putting off, so one big “to-do” crossed off the list already.
-Type up review notes for evolutionary ecology exam
-Work through genetics problems; get into the library and read through key material & write up important vocabulary
-Short reading assignment for population & community ecology
Pay bills- electricity & school stuff
- Close pigeon loft, count pigeons
- Outline some animal navigation essays
- Review articles for class discussion
Last week was insanely busy and anxiety-ridden—I had to lead a program without any official training and I had an exam in my most difficult class. So, high anxiety, high intensity, all around weird, rough week.
The program was a BLAST, even if all did not go as planned. And the exam? I got the highest score in the class: 106.4%
I’ve been a little bit distracted within my bubble of momentary good fortune, and have had a bit of trouble keeping myself on task this week.
Here’s what I need to get goin’ on:
Tomorrow I have an exam in my population and community ecology class. I’m set with almost all of the concepts except for causes of climate variation.
Friday I’ll be presenting a scholarly journal article in one of my seminars. I’ve read through it and have taken notes, but I need to make a power point and really hash out things like methods. I’ve made some headway as far as doing some research beyond the article, i.e. reading some of the background research and some subsequent findings (and I found a Nova episode on the topic).
There’s also a tttttton of reading in my other seminar class, all to be wrapped up by next Tuesday. Sounds like another “relaxing” weekend. :P
So, I’ve gotten all of the work done and submitted for my ethics class and anthropology class. For linguistics, all I need to do is show up and get at least a 50% on the final to pass the course with an A.
The tricky thing is my literature class—I have a longer paper I’ve been dragging out (I have sequential notes written that amount to a rough draft—I just need to type them up and smooth it out into something I can submit), and then two short papers on two different plays.
I just don’t WANT to write anymore.
It’s all over on Thursday. Just tonight, tomorrow, then BAM! All done.
I had someone cover my shift so that I could relax a little and get crackin’ on my last assignments for the semester. Of four classes, only two have actual final exams—the others are papers.
So far today, I finished all of the assignments for my anthropology class—I’m getting ready to take a quiz (online) for the last chapter and then I’ll go back through the readings before taking the final.
I have to polish up two five-page papers—one for ethics, the other for literature—then write two short papers for literature, and go over some of the readings from my linguistics class (pssh… I only need to get a 50% on the final to pass with an A).
This actually seems manageable.
Monday: anth quiz and assignment, anth final
Tues: ethics paper
Thurs: lit papers, ling final
isn’t that much. Five pages on four aspects of Navajo culture. Five pages on Wendell Berry. Oh, but eight pages on language extinction.
These topics are interesting to me. Why is it so hard to make myself write these damn things?
Anthropology: quiz, bonus assignment, ethnicity project
Ethics: moral problem paper
Literature: poetry presentation & paper
Linguistics: research paper on endangered languages
REGISTER FOR FALL CLASSES!! appointment set—next Monday, 8:30 AM (oi…) pay car insurance INSURANCE PAID! file taxes TAXES FILED!
By the end of the day:
Take anthro quiz
E-mail scholarship director
Study linguistics (flashcards for phonetic symbols!)
Read for ethics class
Equinox hike (!!!!)
Update resume for Metroparks jobs
Get up-to-snuff on linguistics materials
- Sleep in—moderately
- Laundry & tidying
- Grocery shopping cat food, red pepper, collard greens, broccoli, hummus, pecans, mushrooms, veggie bouillon, dried cherries, vegenaise (?), fancy tea to replace coffee, soda water to replace diet soda
- Cooking soda bread, B-E soup, chili lime pecans
- Homework anthro reading, quiz, & assignment, reading & exercises in linguistics, reading for ethics
- Pack gym bag, school bag, lunch & snacks
- Schedule time to drop car off w/ mechanic
- Strength train
- WATCH STAR TREK LIKE A WINNER!!