Hell Weeks… only two left and I’m done with Grad School

Well, saying that I’ve been quite busy lately is an understatement. I have 2 projects to finish up, 3 papers to write, a twenty minute presentation to give, and two exams to finish before I graduate in May. I’m almost done with the projects, but still have a ways to go on just about everything else.

Thought I’m not *too* worried about the papers and presentation, the exams are starting to stress me out. One is a three hour in-class exam that will be a quite challenging and the other is a take-home exam that will be very time-consuming. What sucks most about them is that I don’t have much time to study for either. I’ll have 3 or 4 days (if I’m lucky) for the first one then maybe another 3 to finish the second one.

I need to just get things done one by one in small steps… and to take a deep breath and tell myself that it will all be over soon… this reminds me of the following quote:

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step
– Miyamoto Musashi.

On an up note, I was quite surprised today when I received the “Branch Out Award” from the Community Service Office for helping them out when I’m able. I’ll be sure to take a picture of it and put it up on my website eventually. Lauren was actually responsible for handing them out; knowing the CSO staff, she was picked intentionally to hand them out since they wanted to give one to me. It’s really cool to have been given an award that I had no clue I was going to get.

Here’s a relatively complete list of what I have left to do:

  • HC12 Independant Study Software Porting Project – 4/22/2005
  • Computer Architecture Presentation on SIMD Architectures – 4/25/2005
  • Computer Architecture Paper on SIMD Architectures – 4/26/2005
  • Embedded Systems Independant Study Matlab Integration – 5/06/2005
  • Embedded Systems Independant Study Writeup on Matlab Integration – 5/06/2005
  • HC12 Independant Study Writeup on Software Porting – 5/09/2005
  • Computer Architecture In-class Final Exam – 5/03/2005
  • Wireless Circuits Take-home Final Exam – 5/09/2005

As I finish things, I will be crossing them off the list.



2 Responses to “Hell Weeks… only two left and I’m done with Grad School”

  1. Gravatar of Aunt Wendy Aunt Wendy
    7. May 2005 at 20:17

    Congratulations Geoffrey! We are all very proud of you!!!

  2. Gravatar of Geoff Kerr Geoff Kerr
    8. May 2005 at 22:33

    I’LL BE DONE TOMORROW!!!!!!!!!!!