On Thursday I studied for Japanese, making study guides for each individual chapter and working on my kanji flashcards. That took about two hours. Then I did some on my study guide of key terms I need to know for my GWS class, which took about an hour. Finally I did a bit of reading for that class, which was about a half hour. Then Friday was the day of hand cramps and pain. I spent four and a half hours going through all the powerpoints for my micro lab and writing the information into an organized study guide, followed by some more reading for my GWS which took about an hour and a half.Then I had to finish my Japanese study guides and flashcards, which took about another hour. So nearly six hours of work yesterday. I wanted to do a bit more but around ten thirty my hand completely cramped up on me so I had to stop. I attempted to go to bed because I was tired but my back was so sore from sitting in a chair all day I had to use my brother's empi and just lay on the couch with that on my back. It was slowly working but I was tired so I went to bed with it on. It did help, my back was feeling a lot better this morning. Today was mostly a reading day, although I got distracted. I decided to do the readings (which are online) in the living room since the couch is more comfortable than my desk chair, but then basketball was on...I knew I was going to take a break for the Arizona game because, but I ended up watching the Washington Duke game, followed by portions of the Utah BYU game, the Arizona game obviously, and then part of the Indiana Kentucky game. That last one was pretty good, I can't believe Indiana won it on a buzzer beater three. I chose not to watch the Xavier Cincinnati game and ended up missing the fight at the end. In my defense during most of the morning/early afternoon ones I was working on my lab report, which took about two hours. I have the introduction section to do on that and then I'm done. Then after dinner I went straight to reading. I've nearly caught up on the readings for GWS and I'm nearly finished with the study guide for it as well. I'm going to try getting through the readings tonight and then work on going through the study guides tomorrow and starting reading for my stats class.
I'm conflicted as to what I should study though. I have Japanese and GWS finals Monday. I have complete confidence that I can get a B on the Japanese final and get a B in the class. Considering it's 4th semester I think a B is reasonable. I got a 95 on my GWS midterm with little studying so I'm not overly worried, but I'm still cautious because I need a mid B on the final to get an A in the class. Then Tuesday is my micro lab final. I completely bombed the practical, so I'm betting everything on the written final. I just have to make sure I know everything, get at least a mid B on it, and I have a B in the class. I was hoping for an A at the beginning of the semester, but I get what I get. A B is respectable. Then there's biostats on Wednesday. It's online, but the professor is a bitch and makes ridiculously difficult questions. I need to get a 20/50 for a C, 33/50 to get a B, and a 45/50 to get an A. I hated that class. I wanted to drop it so badly, but I didn't and I want that damn A. I'll settle for a B, and I might have to with the limited amount of time I'll have to focus on it, but I want that damn A. Seriously though, a B in there would be great, and that would make this the first semester in college I don't get any C's. That's really sad considering I'm a senior but it is what it is. I didn't try hard enough my freshman and sophomore year, and my junior year there was always that one class each semester (*cough* o-chem and cell biology, and by .3 percent Japanese *cough*) that eluded me. Good thing I'm not in the honors college or I'd have to throw a senior thesis on top of everything.
I think by the end of finals I'm going to be blind and my right hand shall be permanently crippled. Oh yes, and I shall be insane. I don't have a huge workload this semester, only 16 units, yet I've been busting my ass since Thursday to study for four finals. Luckily I didn't have to take my VSC one, since I chose to just take the A in the class.