Four hurdles left


in Daily updates, Oxford


And so, fifth week has begun. In three weeks, I will be sitting down in the Examination Schools and writing my final exams. Developing and maintaining motivation with regards to final exams is a lot more difficult than it was in the case of the thesis. I suppose that comes down to how one of them is meant to be the culmination of a great deal of thought and effort, whereas the other is just the requirement to throw some good essays together on topics that you could more or less forget the next day, if you wanted to.

Motivated or not, I need to get on top of this. If I am going to have time to write practice examinations to discuss with Dr. Hurrell, I am going to need to finish revising for at least two of my exams post-haste.

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Antonia May 22, 2007 at 2:05 pm

Final Exams schedule. Is the last one a 3hr exam?

Hope the motivation improves – remember brief breaks help with concentration (not that anyone’s ever mentioned that to you a million times already).

Milan May 22, 2007 at 3:57 pm


All four are three hour exams.

Short breaks can certainly help, but they tend to become long breaks. Those make for enjoyable afternoons, but do not really advance my exam revision progress.

R.K. May 22, 2007 at 12:29 pm

Likely of interest:

The Isaiah Berlin Lecture 2007

Title: ‘Isaiah Berlin on Political Judgement: Theory versus Practice’
Date: Thursday 24 May 2007 6 pm
Venue: Wolfson College, Hall

Dr Michael Ignatieff, Liberal MP for Etobicoke-Lakeshore, Toronto, Ontario,
former Carr Professor of Human Rights Practice, Harvard University, and
biographer of Isaiah Berlin, will deliver this year’s Isaiah Berlin Lecture

R.K. May 22, 2007 at 12:30 pm


Canada Day Celebrations

Trafalgar Square, June 29th – Canada Day at Trafalgar Square is organised by
the Canadian High Commission in London, the Canadian Tourism Commission and
Network Canada.

There will be concerts, information booths, food, drinks and the 2nd Annual
street hockey tournament…More information will follow as well as details on
heading down with other cansoc members. In the meantime, if you are interested
in playing in the Canada Cup tournament, please reply with street hockey in
the title.

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