Welcome to Harvard, Diego.
Midterm season is upon Harvard. Students have their midterm exams and/or essays due (mostly) due this week. I already finished and submitted one essay Sunday night/Monday morning for my film analysis class on the film Metropolis. Wednesday I have a “quiz” (midterm) for my epidemiology class, followed by a trip to the Harvard Forest for my seminar on land change. I’ll be at the Forest from about 1 to about 8 (it’s an hour-and-a-half drive in each direction).
After that, I’ll have to write an essay for my government class that is due the next day, Thursday, at 1, and what other work I have for Thursday, followed by a midterm in my government class the following Tuesday. The problem is, I have not read a single thing for my government class since starting the class. The reading is so tedious, uninspired, and banal that I can’t do the readings. I am somehow scraping by.
I don’t know how I’ll be able to write that essay and pass the midterm without the reading. I tell myself that I’ll do the readings for the government course over Thanksgiving and Winter Break, but to be honest, I’ll probably want to do more resting during that time than reading.
I seriously despise the government course; I don’t enjoy it one bit. I no longer consider myself a government concentrator. Next semester, I will make sure to take a Spanish class, a music (hopefully, ethnomusicology) or anthropology course, a history course, and a government course taught by Prof. Steven Levitsky. I seriously need to better plan my next semester.
Welcome to Harvard, Diego. Suck it up. You’ve got four more years. This is only the beginning.