"MY MIND IS ABSOLUTELY FRIED," wrote Steven Gill in a blog post on the run-up to the winter exams in Tipperary Institute. He explained that he had a cold and that the local environment was treacherous. "The stream next to my house is probably going to flood tonight along with some areas of Old Bridge. My house is a state again and that does not include the large amount of assignments for my “BSc (honours) Degree in IT and Creative Multimedia” to add to the stress levels."
Through Steven's writing, I return to the sanctum of student work. In a blog post, he wrote about "the first of the presentations, which lead the way for the assignments and sub sequentially will guide us towards our exams. It is this junction which defines a student--the crunch time as it were. Many of us have our own techniques and methods for working through this stage, some are just trying to wing it and hope for the best, some have tried and tested skills which present themselves at this crucial stage and they shock the world with their impressive improvements. We all have our own way at the end of the day and hopefully we are all successful."
Here's what interests me more than any other facet: "For some they see this course as a competition. Is it? Should it be?"