Things have gotten busy for me lately, as evidenced by the fact that it took me two weeks to report on my one day spent in Philadelphia. The school work at NYU has really picked up! Since Friday, I’ve had a major presentation and one mid-term, with another test soon to come. Never mind the fact that I’m already being inundated with e-mails about registering for next semester’s courses and further planning out my course of study. My time for adventuring and jackassery has been significantly curtailed!
Still, I’m really enjoying the program. I’ve learned some very interesting and useful things, and I’ve met some great people. The course work isn’t so daunting, as long as I keep things in perspective. For example, whenever I felt my eyes crossing as I reviewed the minutiae of First Amendment protections ahead of last night’s exam, I would just take a moment to refocus. And I find a very simple way to do that is through song. I don’t know if any of you other students out there agree, but even if this method doesn’t work for you, watching me apply it might have the same effect.
Wish me luck on my second (and likely tougher) mid-term! And feel free to offer up suggestions for a song to rock out to during finals!