*crawls out of homework and projects.*
I'm... Here... Friends...
Well then, I should probably be doing these projects.
*Slithers back to work*
Sidenote: I heard today that some majors call dead week a week of nothing really due just before finals. I've literally never hears that definition before in my life and I've been going to school for a long time in several different places.
Who else says dead week is because you're freaking dying from work overload?
@mas2de, and who says it's because the assignments have died down and you somehow have time to relax and weave sticks on the lawn and string up hammocks in the Sunshine?
(I witnessed this strange sight of students having a picnic last semester just before finals when I left my hovel nestled between the wind tunnels to get some coffee.)
@mas2de, Institutionally, it’s an intended set of days reserved pretty much for cramming, but from a psychological standpoint, it should be used just as much for relaxing and destressing as it should be about studying, because if you just use that time to put more pressure on yourself, you’re gonna break eventually.
I’ve got an old college pal who’s now a professor, and he complained because it used to be dead day, and now it’s dead Thursday and Friday, and he went on some tangent about “eventually it’s just going to be four years of dead semesters for students to study for 32 exams at the end”.
@Berntley, "TOO LATE!" Thankfully, my professors this semester have spaced the projects out and most of my exams. Though I have 3 finals on the last 2 days of finals. But 2 classes have the final as a project that is due the first week and 1 week before finals. I think the professors at the senior level coordinate the finals better. I have had 3 finals on the same day before at this school. I still don't ever remember a lax time just before finals.
@mas2de, I mean, I think it’s overall going to be a person by person sort of thing. Everybody has different academic abilities and methods of learning. They can’t exactly enforce how the student body as a whole participates in dead days. Personally, I wasn’t a studier. And I’m not gonna pretend I made great grades, but it’s not necessarily because I didn’t study, so much as how I process what information is important to me. I studied psychology, a degree for which 90% of the classes are focused history lessons about a bunch of dudes who got it mostly wrong, which ultimately lands most people in jobs that rely almost entirely on the here and now of human behavior. My selective intellect just wouldn’t allow me to force myself to sit down and cram a bunch of ultimately obsolete information.
@mas2de, At my school it's because the frats aren't allowed to party during finals, so the semester dies. But I'm also pretty much dead because, even if I'm preparing for finals, I'm super nervous about the upcoming finals. This is only one of two semesters where finals week hasn't been relatively relaxing for me.
@mas2de, my dead week had 4 quizzes instead of the normal 6 so it was a little more relaxing than normal... aside from you know... finals
Dark and punny. That's it guys. It doesn't get any better than this.
@ThePandaPool , that’s why I go for the holy trinity - dark, punny, and nailed it