Today, we finally finished Mini III – for me, it was the topsy turviest of the three minis. I did the best in the classes I previously was doing not so well in, and only managed a middle B in the class I was doing the best in. For the life of me, I cannot fathom how this semester will turn out, because every exam lays waste to my predictions. Normally, I have a good idea of how my exams will turn out, based on the amount I studied and my performance on previous exams – at the end of the day, it should be a fairly solid correlation. However, it seems that all bets are off this semester, as exam after exam confounds me to my very core, leaving me feeling a little helpless and vulnerable. This seems to not be true of other people, or, at least, the people I know. They seem to be performing consistently about the same across the board.

Right now, however, my hopes rest on my final exams. It is my desire to get a 4.0 GPA again this semester so that it can be shown that it is possible, even while being heavily involved student government, being an Ambassador, and being a TA. Based on how my finals go, it should be well within my grasp – I merely need a low-medium A in my finals to be able to push through to a 4.0. Hopefully, luck will be a lady and not a tramp (listening to Frank Sinatra relaxes me before exams).

The best part of being done with Mini III, though, is that we have four weeks until mini IV! I get a few extra days to relax before going back to the grind. Of course, knowing myself and my study person, those few extra days will translate into a couple of weeks, but I should be able to get my motivation to get my study on soon enough.

by Prakash Jayanthi, Class of 2014