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December 29th, 2004
07:50 pm


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Academic Fatigue
Once again, I'm feeling Academic Fatigue. I find it hard to apply myself to my study materials. They have not stopped interesting me -- far from it -- but I am fatigued. I need a break. It's unpleasant, and I am forced to devise all kinds of reward-programs for myself to get me to study properly (e.g. "finish this article and take a nap", "translate two more paragraphs and write an entry in the Hebrew Wikipedia [recreational, really!], or even -- heavens! -- play a computer game for half an hour).

I am glad at least that I made it without fatigue this far, with all that pressure, as the semester is coming to its end quite soon. Not that the semester "break" is a break -- furious exam studying and paper-writing steal your soul during that "break" -- but it is a change, at least.

It also helps to remind myself that I always have a choice. Nothing forces me to continue to toil under this much stress. I have chosen this load, and I am choosing it still, every day I stay in Academe. And that's fine by me.

Current Mood: fatigued
Current Music: Haydn -- Cello Concerto No.1 [Du Pre]

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Date:December 29th, 2004 07:23 pm (UTC)

I hear you, oh brother.

[User Picture]
Date:December 30th, 2004 06:13 am (UTC)

Would you like to study together?


Would you like to meet and study for Austin together? One Semi-fatigued enthusiastic freshman guarantied, for maximum cram.

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Date:December 30th, 2004 03:56 pm (UTC)
Same problem.

And now that I know you're a Wikipedian, you must write for [[la:]] ;)
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Date:December 31st, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
Lets find a sunny saturday and hike somewhere pretty.
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Date:January 2nd, 2005 02:03 am (UTC)
How about this new year's eve as a break??...

I'm in this fatigue buisness as the rest of us stuentoilers, but I figuered this year the subversive act won't pass with me (namely, declaring: "hello, I'm so subversively sophisticated, not only won't I go out and party in the "Silvester", but I'd STUDY! That'll show'em! ").

Thus I threw away most of the Saturday reading plans, went dancing and partied till all Tel Aviv's tired toy-Arsim were dipped in sunlight, around 6 a.m.

yaee, me.

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