jacyevans: (Default)
Took the GREs this morning. I wouldn't sat I bombed it, but I did not do well, or at least not as well as I'd hoped. I'm going to wait to decide whether or not I want to take it again (third time's the charm?) once my final scores come in the mail. I know I did well on the essays, at least (or at least I think I did, we'll see what those pesky scorers have to say about it) so I'm hoping that bumps my score up some.

Too bad the whole thing wasn't just essays. I'm pretty sure I would have rocked it then. Me and Standardized tests have never played well together. I'm talking ever, like since I was in grade school.

Sigh. Maybe I'll just go to a school in Vancouver, then I won't need GRE scores.

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I ended up having some free time Sunday and met [livejournal.com profile] acoustics1220 downtown. We hung out at The Olive Tree (one of my favorite restaurants ever, [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer don't be surprised if I drag you there, too) and talked for a while. She is awesome :D I'll definitely come visit you in TX some time ♥

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The Pride Parade was incredible on Sunday. I didn't even go, just passed it while I was walking down 34th Street getting some last minute shopping done for the coming weekend. I AM SO PROUD OF MY STATE ♥

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Other than that, I worked until 7:30 tonight and while I am now exhausted, it was nice and quiet after 5, so I got a lot of work done.

AND THERE ARE ONLY FOUR DAYS UNTIL I VISIT MY BRAIN TWIN. I CAN'T WAIT.
jacyevans: (Default)
Took the GREs this morning. I wouldn't sat I bombed it, but I did not do well, or at least not as well as I'd hoped. I'm going to wait to decide whether or not I want to take it again (third time's the charm?) once my final scores come in the mail. I know I did well on the essays, at least (or at least I think I did, we'll see what those pesky scorers have to say about it) so I'm hoping that bumps my score up some.

Too bad the whole thing wasn't just essays. I'm pretty sure I would have rocked it then. Me and Standardized tests have never played well together. I'm talking ever, like since I was in grade school.

Sigh. Maybe I'll just go to a school in Vancouver, then I won't need GRE scores.

--

I ended up having some free time Sunday and met [livejournal.com profile] acoustics1220 downtown. We hung out at The Olive Tree (one of my favorite restaurants ever, [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer don't be surprised if I drag you there, too) and talked for a while. She is awesome :D I'll definitely come visit you in TX some time ♥

--

The Pride Parade was incredible on Sunday. I didn't even go, just passed it while I was walking down 34th Street getting some last minute shopping done for the coming weekend. I AM SO PROUD OF MY STATE ♥

--

Other than that, I worked until 7:30 tonight and while I am now exhausted, it was nice and quiet after 5, so I got a lot of work done.

AND THERE ARE ONLY FOUR DAYS UNTIL I VISIT MY BRAIN TWIN. I CAN'T WAIT.
jacyevans: (*brain cells dying*)
My ridiculous to-do list for the next three ridiculous days, in bullet form:

-Up today at 9
-At the gym by 10 (where I was studying while on the treadmill, heh)
-Home at 11:30
-Lunch while looking through [livejournal.com profile] maerhys' edits of my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang
-Shower
-Look through [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer's edits of my big bang
-Bank
-Drug store (praying my Imitrex is ready for pick up)
-Coffee shop or library to study
-Dinner
-Practice GRE test
-Edit big bang
-SLEEP
-Up at 9
-Yoga
-Shower
-Practice test
-Brushing up on things I wasn't sure of on both tests
-Finish big bang edits and getting posts ready for Monday
-RELAXING FOR THE NIGHT
-SLEEP
-Up at 5:30 for the 8:30 exam
-Work until 7 or 8
-Get home at 9 AND COLLAPSE
(and because it merits a place on this list)
-Work for next 3 days, buy last minute necessities, pack, get hair cut, then 7:30AM FLIGHT TO VISIT [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer FOR THE 4TH !!! WHEEEE!

[livejournal.com profile] acoustics1220 is in NY, and I would like to meet up with her at some point in the midst of all this insanity but :-/ If it doesn't happen I'M SORRY BB AND I HOPE YOU HAD FUN <333

This icon is appropriate.
jacyevans: (*brain cells dying*)
My ridiculous to-do list for the next three ridiculous days, in bullet form:

-Up today at 9
-At the gym by 10 (where I was studying while on the treadmill, heh)
-Home at 11:30
-Lunch while looking through [livejournal.com profile] maerhys' edits of my [livejournal.com profile] spn_j2_bigbang
-Shower
-Look through [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer's edits of my big bang
-Bank
-Drug store (praying my Imitrex is ready for pick up)
-Coffee shop or library to study
-Dinner
-Practice GRE test
-Edit big bang
-SLEEP
-Up at 9
-Yoga
-Shower
-Practice test
-Brushing up on things I wasn't sure of on both tests
-Finish big bang edits and getting posts ready for Monday
-RELAXING FOR THE NIGHT
-SLEEP
-Up at 5:30 for the 8:30 exam
-Work until 7 or 8
-Get home at 9 AND COLLAPSE
(and because it merits a place on this list)
-Work for next 3 days, buy last minute necessities, pack, get hair cut, then 7:30AM FLIGHT TO VISIT [livejournal.com profile] dream_mancer FOR THE 4TH !!! WHEEEE!

[livejournal.com profile] acoustics1220 is in NY, and I would like to meet up with her at some point in the midst of all this insanity but :-/ If it doesn't happen I'M SORRY BB AND I HOPE YOU HAD FUN <333

This icon is appropriate.
jacyevans: (the secret garden // [it] wasn't wanted)
As you may know, I'm supposed to be taking the GREs next Saturday. I've been kicking up the studying - I bought flash cards, mostly for the vocabulary, because I suck at it, but also for the math, because while I'm good at it, hell if I remember what x squared times y should equal, or even how to solve the damn problem.

I've been trying to memorize said flash cards, but this weekend, I'm like one of my cats - totally distracted by shiny objects. AKA everything. I'm not retaining any information no matter how hard I try, and now I'm starting to freak out because the test is in less than a week, I'm so not ready, and what if I don't do well? Again?

This happens every time I take a standardized test. I psych myself out and even though I know the material, I don't do as well as I could and should. I've been mostly calm the past few weeks about it, but now I am starting to panic, which isn't helping matters when it comes to studying.

So I panic, which means I don't remember anything, which means I panic more and... well, you get the idea.

I am so screwed.
jacyevans: (the secret garden // [it] wasn't wanted)
As you may know, I'm supposed to be taking the GREs next Saturday. I've been kicking up the studying - I bought flash cards, mostly for the vocabulary, because I suck at it, but also for the math, because while I'm good at it, hell if I remember what x squared times y should equal, or even how to solve the damn problem.

I've been trying to memorize said flash cards, but this weekend, I'm like one of my cats - totally distracted by shiny objects. AKA everything. I'm not retaining any information no matter how hard I try, and now I'm starting to freak out because the test is in less than a week, I'm so not ready, and what if I don't do well? Again?

This happens every time I take a standardized test. I psych myself out and even though I know the material, I don't do as well as I could and should. I've been mostly calm the past few weeks about it, but now I am starting to panic, which isn't helping matters when it comes to studying.

So I panic, which means I don't remember anything, which means I panic more and... well, you get the idea.

I am so screwed.
jacyevans: (look up)
Took the GREs this morning, and they went better than I was expecting them to - just about as well as I was hoping, actually. I didn't quite finish one of my essays - I had about two minutes to go, so I just made sure that I had all of my sentences finished and re-read it for mistakes. And I had to guess my way through the last few questions of the math section because I only had 30 seconds left to get through them. But luckily, I had two verbal sections and not two math (thank God for small favors). When my scores popped up at the end, I was happy with them. We'll see how I did when I get my final scores in three weeks.

Thank you to everyone who has wished me luck and for all of the words of encouragement the last few days. I really do appreciate it so so so so much ♥ ♥ ♥
jacyevans: (look up)
Took the GREs this morning, and they went better than I was expecting them to - just about as well as I was hoping, actually. I didn't quite finish one of my essays - I had about two minutes to go, so I just made sure that I had all of my sentences finished and re-read it for mistakes. And I had to guess my way through the last few questions of the math section because I only had 30 seconds left to get through them. But luckily, I had two verbal sections and not two math (thank God for small favors). When my scores popped up at the end, I was happy with them. We'll see how I did when I get my final scores in three weeks.

Thank you to everyone who has wished me luck and for all of the words of encouragement the last few days. I really do appreciate it so so so so much ♥ ♥ ♥
jacyevans: (forget-me-not)
I feel like such an idiot.

I didn't take the GREs today.

Apparently, I am incapable of reading a calendar. I thought today was the 22nd. I've thought Thursday was the 22nd for WEEKS. I've looked at my planner multiple times.

...The 22nd is TOMORROW. *headdesk* I got ALL the way to the testing center, just for the person behind the desk to look at the printout of my confirmation and me "Oh no, honey, you take the test on the 22nd, that's Friday, so we'll see you at the same time tomorrow."

*headdesk**headdesk**headdesk* I stare at dates all day, you think I would catch my mistake. But no.

I just have so much on my mind, and I stressed needlessly over this. Hopefully, now that I've cried and freaked out, I can do even better than I would have today tomorrow.

ARGH. I still feel like such a damn fool.
jacyevans: (forget-me-not)
I feel like such an idiot.

I didn't take the GREs today.

Apparently, I am incapable of reading a calendar. I thought today was the 22nd. I've thought Thursday was the 22nd for WEEKS. I've looked at my planner multiple times.

...The 22nd is TOMORROW. *headdesk* I got ALL the way to the testing center, just for the person behind the desk to look at the printout of my confirmation and me "Oh no, honey, you take the test on the 22nd, that's Friday, so we'll see you at the same time tomorrow."

*headdesk**headdesk**headdesk* I stare at dates all day, you think I would catch my mistake. But no.

I just have so much on my mind, and I stressed needlessly over this. Hopefully, now that I've cried and freaked out, I can do even better than I would have today tomorrow.

ARGH. I still feel like such a damn fool.
jacyevans: (firefly // going mad)
I take the GREs in just about 2 hours.

*bites nails*
jacyevans: (firefly // going mad)
I take the GREs in just about 2 hours.

*bites nails*
jacyevans: (buffy // choice)
Right now, my thought process resembles this:

ALKHJ;LJM;LM;MK;KL,';/

Throw in some math equations, some really random vocabulary that you only ever see on standardized testing for flavor. Add panic. Shake well.

I take the GREs in less than a week - Thursday morning at 8AM - so I've been studying like a mad person. It's going... okay. Could be better, but could be worse. Honestly, it's the vocabulary that's killing me - I'm not very good at it, and I never have been. That and all of my basic math skills are only just coming back to me.

I just have to keep telling myself that I can do this and not freak out like I always do on test day. I already had one mini-panic attack on Wednesday. It's the timing thing - and the fact that I will constantly see the time staring me in the face at the top of the screen won't help me any.

I can do this I can do this I can do this *bites nails*
jacyevans: (buffy // choice)
Right now, my thought process resembles this:

ALKHJ;LJM;LM;MK;KL,';/

Throw in some math equations, some really random vocabulary that you only ever see on standardized testing for flavor. Add panic. Shake well.

I take the GREs in less than a week - Thursday morning at 8AM - so I've been studying like a mad person. It's going... okay. Could be better, but could be worse. Honestly, it's the vocabulary that's killing me - I'm not very good at it, and I never have been. That and all of my basic math skills are only just coming back to me.

I just have to keep telling myself that I can do this and not freak out like I always do on test day. I already had one mini-panic attack on Wednesday. It's the timing thing - and the fact that I will constantly see the time staring me in the face at the top of the screen won't help me any.

I can do this I can do this I can do this *bites nails*

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