Week’s Itinerary= Epidemiology Exam 1, Pathology Pre-Test 2, and Behavior Quiz 2 and Final
Epidemiology was a PAINFUL studying experience! It was just more memorization of diseases. I am not a fan of classes like these!! It was weird this weekend because I had a very hard time keeping the disease knowledge in my head. It felt like whatever I tried to memorize, it simply bounced off my brain. Taking the exam was not pleasant either. I went to school at 5am that morning before the exam because I still needed to look over some stuff. The exam was multiple choice and a LONG list of matching. I thought I failed it after taking the test (horrible feeling). Fortunately, we got our grades back a day later, and I did not fail! (an 88%) Praise the Lord. That was a scary experience.
Oh, but the fun did not end there! We had our Pathology pre-test on Wednesday. I cannot highly stress this enough. Stick with your gut!! Man, I don’t listen to my own wisdom. Tears were forming in my eyes after taking this pre-test because I changed 2 questions that were right in the first place. Gosh, that really sucks! I do not know why I keep believing every professor is trying to trick me. They do not want you to fail, so just stick to your original answer unless you know for sure that the other answer is correct.
Guess what? A new class was brought to the table this week (Applied Preventive Health). Now, instead of quizzes like what Dr. Reeves used to do in the past, he now will do an essay (1-2 page “bullet point” essay) that is 50% and a final (50%). That actually sounds better than the quizzes to me.
The 3rd and last exam of the week was my Behavior final, and I was terrified 3 days before taking this exam. We had our 2nd quiz the same day as our Epidemiology exam, and I was not ready for it at all. So I got a 60% on that quiz. I was walking into this final with a C in the class, so I desperately needed help and prayer. There were no previous exams, just quizzes and one final! A really intelligent classmate of mine saw my distress for this class and offered to study at her house with her. I accepted without hesitation! It was the night before the exam, and I learned so much helpful tools! Thank you for your time and patience! I felt total peace after that night, and I pray that I did well in that class. I will let you know how I did. (I did not fail! I got a B! Yes Lord! I personally want to thank a classmate for all your help with studying with me before the Final.)
Friday, I had to take a mental health day for myself by catching up on sleep. Sometimes, you need to prioritize your sanity before going back to classes, so that is what I did at the end of this week.