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Archive for tag: midterms

Downhill from Here

Downhill from Here We have hit the half point in the semester for undergraduates and now it is time to stop and take a breath. For many, midterms and the second round of tests finished up last week and now we have a little bit more spare time on our hands. What do we do with it? My advice to you is to get out of the library and coffee shops and do what makes you happy. Whether is just hitting up the rec for some cardio or volleyball, catching up with friends playing 42 at the Dixie Chicken, or going to the football game to watch us BTHO of LSU this weekend. This is the time before next test round to relax and recharge which is very important so you do not burn yourself out by the end of the semester. Along with relaxing, I also want to say remember to stay involved within your organizations. I know every semester we are excited and eager to join organizations so we participate in more activities in the beginning of the semester. As tests approach and we are study... (Read More)

Vet School Family

Vet School Family Ah, yes, midterms.  Anna wrote about them last week before they truly began, so now that they are over and I've had a weekend to reflect, here's what I learned (or what I knew but had reinforced): my class is my family.  I would not have survived midterms (or first year) without my classmates to help me prepare, get through and recover. They're there to listen when you need to complain about studying, and to motivate you when things get tough.  Sure, I have my real family and my friends outside of vet school, but they can only help up to a point.  Not to mention that my non-vet friends and family don't necessarily want to hear about the pig parasites I have to study or how difficult the dissection was this week.  The 130 people I see everyday know exactly what I'm going through because they're going through it too.  It's not even just the emotional support that this incredible network provides.  Many of my awe... (Read More)