The Little French English Improvement Project

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Posts Tagged ‘stress’

Final(ly)

Posted by Alice Challet - alicethefrog on December 10, 2013

in 5 hours i will (hopefully) be going through my final exam. in 5 hours I will be going throught my (hopefully) final. this should be the final exam. Well until next time. But it should be my final exam this time around. Finally, the conclusion of my studies so far. Or is it? What if I fail?

Seriously. I am terrified.

I’m spending the next few hours re-reading my thesis, and honestly, I am glad I did not linger on it too much before. The only thing I can see are the mistakes, the simplistic approach, the frail, awkward logical connexions. Surely even a 5 year old could have done it better. Since I sent in the three copies of my magnum opus, I haven’t had any feedback from my correctors, and I haven’t dared ask. I was just too mortified. Why on earth did I ask my two favourite lecturers to do it? How could I force upon them the tedious task of reading my dreadful ramblings in halting pidgin German? I never dared ask what they thought about it because I didn’t want to hear how dissapointed they might be. “Really Alice, how could you send us this. Is this really all you have learned these past two years? Aaaah the disappointment! Ah the shame!”

Am I being overdramatic? Surely if it were¬†this bad they would have told me. They wouldn’t let me come all the way down to Bavaria to tut me in their office and say: “Well, too bad. Try again”

Right?

headdesk

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Leaving for Regensburg in…

Posted by Alice Challet - alicethefrog on September 13, 2011

I have 55 hours left approximately¬† to pack my things, travel to Clermont twice, one driving lesson (maybe two), have three nights’ sleep, six and a half meals, make tart, write postcards, tidy up my room, have a drink with friends, and probably a thosand things I haven’t thought of yet.

I’m getting so worked up about leaving for Regensburg I’ve started making little countdowns like this and putting them up all over my desktop to remind me I’m in a hurry!

COUNTDOWN

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