Didn’t think I’d be this tired
Finished the 3rd exam a half hour early. Couldn’t write anymore. Think I did well though.
Strangely enough, I kinda appreciate this whole rite of passage now…for so many in academe, we protect our research ideas and can slip into a cocoon, never having to defend these ideas until the dissertation defense. These exams make me feel a little smarter now—assuming I passed—because someone is actually grading my on-the-spot interpretations of key concepts.
Maybe I’m talking nonsense because I am so tired, but I’m sure some of you out there know what I mean.