Well, by the time you read this, I will have finished my sophomore year of college. It’s almost surreal. I am halfway done with my college years (at least undergraduate).

Getting into my core classes was a lot of fun. They were very challenging, but nothing I couldn’t overcome and do well in. That’s the whole point of college. The classes are supposed to be difficult, otherwise there would be no point. I kept telling myself that, and I wasn’t so stressed about classes.

I do have a point to this blog. It’s always important to make sure that your professor isn’t planning for you to come in if you have a final project instead of a final exam. I learned that the hard way.

My Advanced Object Oriented Programming professor gave us a final project that was due by the end of finals week. We all agreed and started to work on it. This was about a week or two ago. Fast forward to the last class of the semester and our professor asks us if we are ready to come in next Thursday to present our findings.

At this point, I almost fell out of my chair. I had already planned on going home Wednesday and was super excited. I had my entire schedule planned out and was not at all expecting us to come in on Thursday. No one had mentioned it in my class. I raised my concern and said that we had never brought this up.

After a little debate with the class, we agreed that we did not have to meet next Thursday. Talk about cutting it close. I can only imagine if no one brought that up during class and we really did have to meet next Thursday. For the amount of work that involved with the final project, getting a presentation done, plus finishing other final projects, plus studying for finals and then taking the finals themselves, I would have had no time.

Moral of the story: Always check to make sure that you really don’t have to come in during finals week.

I hope you all have a lovely summer.