The first exams have come and gone in both my physics classes (math still to come). I did tolerably well (barely, in my view).
In Mechanics, I completely blanked on a very easy problem, which ended up comprising most of the points lost (15 of 21 points lost out of a total of 90 on the exam). Lousy score, but apparently most of the class did much worse, so it should turn into a B or even A – the professor has not stated how he will curve things. E/M went slightly better 88% (B+). No curving apparent in this class, but he is pretty generous on grading.
As always, I will continue to do things at an unreasonably late time period – apparently, one cannot entirely beat procrastination out of one’s system. At least I do not (usually) wait until the night before to do homework anymore (although slacked two extra days this week – damned Halo 3!).
Also as always, the Physics and Astronomy Club scheduling is problematic for me. Meeting times are either Tuesday late afternoon (giving me a 3-4 hour break on campus without too much to do – I suppose I could study!) or Wednesday afternoon, which conflicts with Beta’s chess club (for which I am a volunteer helper). I’ll try to make all I can! Fortunately, Astrophysics & Space Physics Journal Club is perfectly scheduled (mid-day on alternate Wednesdays. Now if I could just get the rest of the world to schedule to my convenience.