Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Comprehensive Exams

Just a thought on the torture that has taken over my life right now. Why are they called comprehensive exams? One would think that the exam would cover your knowledge based on what you've learned so far...right? Not assign you book lists where 20 of the 30 or so books are completely new to you. Nevermind the fact that you have to review the books that you have read and make new notes condensing things down. Now times that fun by 3. Because I have 3 committee members each assigning me a set of essay questions on the day of the exam. Yay!

Oh yeah...and it doesn't help that I am a professional procrastinator. :-D


  1. comps are fun fun of the few things that our school system has taken away from the European system. The assumption is that we spend our many free hours reading at cafes or pubs. You do that, right?