Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Perseverance

I don't know how it happened. Two exams, one hour of sleep. First exam. Chinese Law. One essay on the conflict of laws. The question required us to see that a higher law and a lower municipal law was in conflict, and then to resolve the conflict as a judge would using the Chinese legal system. I was floored that I knew the answer. Second exam. Foreign Direct Investments. Between the first exam and the second, I started reading the teacher's notes on the topics, mind mapping them, and then merging the mind maps with the notes I took in class. The questions were on the topics for which I did the readings and for which I took good notes in class. I answered the questions in the time allotted.

My eyes are closing on me and it is 5:30pm. I could muster the strength and plow through studying for my next exam and then crash around one or two in the morning. Or, I could sleep for a few hours, wake up tonight and study through the night. My tailored suits are being delivered to my hotel room between nine and ten tonight, so perhaps that would be a good time to wake up. Four hours of sleep. I better make it a good, deep nap. Two more exams to go. I see that I might make it through this.

4 comments:

Rowan said...

I wouldn't trade places with you for all the money in the world. I hated college. I'm glad you aren't being (like me)stubborn and trying to stay up without sleeping at all. Yay for naps. Take care of that brain of yours yeah?

Zoe Strickman said...

I do this only once, right? :) If staying up all night will help me kick butt on my World IP Law exam tomorrow which will get me *2* extra credits that I won't have to take in the fall or spring semester, then it is SO worth it!

ClooJew said...

Sleep is mandatory. You think MUCH better with a good night's sleep. Most people need, lulei demistafina, eight hours. Some less. Don't neglect the sleep, man. It's more important than the studying.

Zoe Strickman said...

It's 1am now in China; I'm just about to get started (Since 10pm, tailors came over to hotel room with suits, and then I organized all the duplicates of files I had for my exam tomorrow and the one the day after.) Now that all my notes are organized, I will start studying. The goal is to get as much done before I get tired. If I get tired, I'll take another power nap before the exam. Either way, I am hitting the bed (head first) as soon as my exam is over. I could use the excuse that perhaps I'm adjusting to US time, but that would be lying. You're right; I am abusing my body by not allowing it to sleep. Its a calculated risk for a good benefit. Of course, were I more organized, this could have been avoided.