Tomorrow, by my own instigation, exams will begin.
I'm a little worried. My desire and ability to cogitate pretty much ended a few weeks shy of the actual end of the semester. Plus I ended up missing a whole bunch of classes I did not want to miss but had to for my note and job hunt. And then I've only been semi-productive during the past few days as a result to the Second Coming of my Cold (or sinus infection, as the doctor I saw believes).
So tomorrow I'm supposed to take Copyright. I don't HAVE to take it tomorrow - it's a takehome I can schedule more or less any time within the final exam period - but it's really the best time to get it out of the way. On the other hand, I don't feel as well-prepared as I should, of all the ironies. It's one of the classes I feel like I missed too many of. But I don't think I'll gain anything by waiting, so on with the studying this evening and then the test tomorrow...
Next Wednesday is European Union law. That's also a class I missed too many of. At least it feels like I did because I started to miss a lot at the end. The truth of the matter is that my attendance in all my classes was excellent at least halfway through the semester, and even afterward I never missed more than one of the two classes in a week. But I was overstressed and overtired, so even when I was there, I'm not sure I was really "there."
Patent law comes next, on the 10th, because that's when I scheduled it. It is not a takehome, but I had two exams at the same time so I moved the harder one up. I attended Patent class much more regularly - at least it feels like I did - and was much more on top of the readings. On the other hand, it felt like I really needed to be. I learned a lot, but right now it's all tangled mess in my head.
Then I do Legal Ethics. I don't have a lot of time to study for it, but when I was in that class I was IN that class. And I've technically already studied for a legal ethics test. So I'm not too worried, although perhaps I should be a little. I don't want to accidentally look past it.
Overall, I don't expect to fail anything, but I'm not optimistic about avoiding mediocrity either.
So it's a good thing I've decided against ever looking at my grades again, or else I might really be worried....
Edit 4/29: OK, I've decided it was dumb to try to take the copyright exam so soon. I've pushed it off to Monday so I can do more reading.