Monday, March 23, 2009

Test Taking+Fever=Bad Idea

I have been sick with some kind of bug for the last few days that's left me pretty much in bed with a fever. And it also happens to be midterm time. I had one midterm left to take and it was in my Drama class. I studied as best I could but honestly I was just not up for taking any kind of test at all. I got my test--I knew nothing. I mean, nothing. Okay, nothing is an exaggeration but not by much. I felt so lost and I know it was because my brain was just not working but I felt like an idiot! I work my way through the test as best I could when I got to the essay portion. The question was whether or not Freud's analysis of Hamlet was believable or not and I had 10 minutes to prepare and write a response.

Of course when I'm not sick it would have been no problem. Psychology and Literature--my two favorite things. But my 101.1 fever brain totally locks up. I ended up with a brief two paragraph essay with what are likely the most incoherent sentences strung together about Hamlet and Freud my professor has seen or will see in his teaching career. That essay was worth 50 points. Half the grade of my midterm. If I earn a 50% it will be a miracle. Just marvelous!



Lisa said...

((((HUGS)))) I guess there's no chance of a re-test?

Laurie said...

I keep hoping that my professor will see how awful I did and how uncharacteristic it is for me to do so poorly and give it back but I know that just won't happen. He has said countless times no redos and no "late" work. I have my work cut out for me the rest of the semester to offset this blunder.

T- said...

I hope you did better than you thought!