As I had mentioned briefly last week, I did not get the boost I would have liked after taking our second test for Fluids. I spent most of my time over the last month playing catch-up with my course work, and although I felt confident going into the exam, once I got there I froze up.
I believe that I was overconfident in my preparation for the test, and I did not spend the amount of time that I usually do in the days leading up to the exam. I lost time while preparing for an Advanced Thermodynamics exam, and unfortunately my performance in both tests suffered for time management reasons. I fell behind in Thermo, and had I kept up a better schedule then I could have split more time between preparation for that and Fluids (while I wasn’t behind in Fluids, I lost time to prepare as thoroughly as I usually see fit).
The 5/6 combination problem was devastating for me, because I spent too much time trying to solve 5, and the answer for 5 directly contributed to solving 6. I know that I am learning, and I know that tests grades are not always an indication of knowledge, but personally, it was a rough few days for my confidence.
I feel like I have had a successful semester for the most part, but I feel like I am capable of much more. Hanging in is proving to be difficult, but we are almost there.
Thanks for reading,