Sitting at Starbucks right now trying to get the last bits of torts trapped inside my brain. It is crazy how something can seem so easy on second and then the next you are freaking out about it. I try to reassure myself by remembering that I attended class, I took notes, I’ve studied, I did well on the practice midterm. I should have this on lock. I need to calm down. Yet, the stress that comes from only having one test that determines your entire success in the course is stressful. I am not a great test taker. Even though I know the information, it is not always transferable to my performance on the test. I really want this. I want to do well. I want to succeed. My brain just feels full… or empty.
Final time is my favorite and most despised time of the year. I love being able to sit around and study information for hours and figure out new techniques of learning. (i.e. notecards, outlining, teaching, whiteboards) The stress is exhilarating and terrifying.
Good luck, fellow 1Ls (and other final-takers)! We’re so close to the other side :)