I know a lot of my college friends dread #examszn, a week-ish long period when they have exams for all of their classes.
We don’t have that at Cornell.
Up on the hill, each class independently schedules its prelims (preliminary examinations). For some students, this means that they’ll have one prelim a week (if any), a coveted arrangement that makes it easier to balance the many demands of college. Others can have weeks of pure bliss sporadically punctuated by back to back to back prelims and midterms and interviews (oh my!).
I’m currently caught in the second situation, so I’ve been juggling a lot of information; some of it educating, and some of it edifying. In biology, I learned something that brought the two together.