Monday, February 15, 2010

Just in Time

Pencil & Scantron
Image from flickr.

Have you heard of the "just in time" practice of moving goods only when they're needed instead of spending money on storage?  I think I've adopted a "just in time" study habit.  I finished my essay en espanol 5 minutes before class.  In now have to complete my second Humanities essay (due tomorrow).  That means I'll be writing my speech to be delivered in Spanish (due Wednesday) tomorrow afternoon.  The plan is to do it in time to practice with the tutors.  I am allowed notes, but cannot read word for word from a paper.

I got my grades from my first two tests...92 in Spanish and 99 in Biology!  Woo hoo!!!!  Did you know we have to buy our own Scantron forms?   

I have also confirmed with my Biology professor that studying does indeed burn calories.  I made a comment to one of my classmates that it makes me hungry and I've been cooking or baking during study breaks.  Her response was that the brain burns on average 20 percent of our caloric intake.  It stands to reason that when you use it more, it burns more.  I can still have faith in my theory that if I eat every time I'm hungry, and only when I'm hungry, I will not become obese (not to be confused with the few extra pounds I sometimes carry).

8 comments:

Unknown Mami said...

I used to have to buy my own scantron forms. Well done on the tests!

Marissa said...
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Marissa said...

Only eating when you're hungry is overrated. We should eat all day, every day. Because being able to see your feet is overrated too.

Brian Miller said...

i still have nightmares about just in time test experiences in college...

buffalodick said...

I have always done my best work when threatened with failure! Last minute approach is the best for people who think on their feet!

Heather said...

Way to go!!

Jen said...

@Unknown Mami: I've never had to purchase my own before. Almost 2 dollars for 6 seems like highway robbery.

@Marissa: I do eat pretty much all day. I always carry snacks in my purse. Ironically, that's supposed to be a good way to stay skinny.

@Brian Miller: Oh, no...was that because of all-nighters? I refuse to pull those.

@buffalodick: It might be. I typed over 600 words in an hour this morning before class. The last one I finished at the last minute received 15 out of 15 possible points. Of course, I'm always thinking about what I'm going to write and usually make notes on the assignment sheet he gave us, so I didn't really start it at the last minute.

@Heather: Thank you!

gayle said...

Wow you grades are awesome!! Keep up the good work!! yea you!!

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