Gearing up for Midterm Season

Zach-2014 Uncategorized, Viterbi Class 0 Comments

Well since everyone else is doing it I might as well jump on the bandwagon and mention Viterbi Ball. All I can say is WOW engineers know how to have a good time. I can’t remember the last time I laughed and danced so much in one sitting. A good time was certainly had by all.

The results of taking Swag Theory 499 (SWAG-499).

The results of taking Swag Theory 499 (SWAG-499).

Anyways, now that the fun has passed, it’s time to buckle down for midterms. This upcoming week I have a midterms in EE-355, Software Design for Electrical Engineers, as well as EE-443, Intro to Power Systems. Additionally, I’m presenting for my research group on Friday and have a turbulent jets research proposal due for AME-341bL Mechoptronics. Wow it took a long time to type that out I cannot imagine how long the studying will take!! However, one thing I’ve learned at USC is how breaking down these big weeks into incremental achievable tasks makes them oh so much more manageable. So while the week seems daunting, I’ll find a way to power through. I will need some help from an old friend tho…

 

All the way turnt up

All the way turnt up

Besides coffee, 2 things that I have found to really help me power through midterm season are 1) continuing to workout/do physical activity throughout the week and 2) mixing up my study places. Regarding 1), often studying causes restlessness and your mind just gets super cluttered and tired of studying. I like to take runs or head to the gym to take a healthy break from studying, always returning feeling refreshed and ready to study s’more. For 2), I’ve found that I just get bored from studying in the same places. I generally like to rotate between my own house, Leavey, Doheny, and various other places such as Ground Zero throughout the week. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of solid study spots at USC and I generally utilize most of them.

Speaking of studying, I should probably get back to it. Hasta luego see you on the other side of midterms!

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