Alright! I survived through my oral presentation last night. I’ve been dreading about it this entire semester. Other than fear of ghost and horror movies, public speaking is something I’m afraid of the most. I hope I would never have to do it again!
I was the second one to go since the professor went by alphabetical order of our first name. I was so glad I got it over with at the very beginning. Those people who went at the end had to sit through 3 hours of anxiety. I could never bear that kind of torture.
When I was up there, I pretty much just read from my paper. I knew I didn’t do that well in terms of engagement with audience or maintaining eye contacts. But I did ok on the Q & A section. Answered all of the questions and didn’t stutter. Didn’t seem like people were interested in my topic. Not too many people raised questions. Anyway, I’m just glad it’s over!
Then I totally BS through the final….The professor said it’s from our reading and discussion board. As long we read them, we’ll be fine. I took in her words and didn’t prepare for the final at all…..Turned out there were some really hard questions taken directly from the text. I barely remember anything from the book, let alone be able to list out the things they mentioned in there. Oh well. …lesson learned….don’t ever trust professor’s words and always come prepared!
It’s odd that we have to take finals as grad school student. I felt like we’ve done a lot for this class already. One big final project + oral presentation and lots of little assignments throughout the semester. Why would we need another final?
By the way, I still have to finish this 15 page paper for another class~ I’ve been working on this paper since Thanksgiving. I felt like I’ve cranked my head open but still couldn’t produce any results. 15 pages….geez….the most I wrote back in college was 10 pages….
Alright, alright, enough ranting! After I turned in everything by next week, then I’ll be free~ I can’t wait to move into the new apartment! I can’t wait to go on vacation~ Taiwan and Bali, here I come~~~