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I may be very scarce in fandom for the next few months (until June, maybe?) because I'm finally, finally taking my final exams and finishing my degree. I started uni in 2006, so that'll be seven years on the magic mountain.

This means I'll have to study for oral exams in German and English Lit, Medieval German Lit and linguistics in both subjects, written exams in German Lit, German to English translation and English lit, as well as a 40-50 page thesis.

The worst bit is the amount of reading I'll have to do (and I'm a terribly lazy reader) - 50 texts (novels, plays, poems, secondary literature) alone for the oral examn in German lit, plus several medieval epics and accompanying secondary literature, I don't know how much in English lit, and quite a lot of stuff on linguistics, too. One of my examiners pushed me into picking Romanticism and Thomas Mann as two of my topics for the oral exam, and both of these means longish texts, otoh I'm not starting at zero there, as I'm doing with a lot of my other subjects (excepting sociolinguistics). I haven't even decided on any topics for English Lit.

My written exams are in March, my oral exams in April and May respectively and once I've finished my thesis I'll have the equivalent of an MA - or a mental breakdown. (Not kidding there. I'm not nervous during exams, but the nights BEFORE is another story).

Anyway - I'll be really really busy. Not too busy to check on fandom, but too busy for Yuletide etc, and if I write any posts they'll probably be on boring topics like stuff I've read.

Date: 2012-10-28 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
I look forward to some academicy posts! Let me know if you need any help with, idk, talking about the books or something. GOOD LUCK!

Date: 2012-10-28 02:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Thanks, both for the luck and the general willingness to talk/read/listen :)

Date: 2012-10-28 01:34 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] dragonofmemory
Wow, that sounds like a lot. Good luck on it!

Date: 2012-10-28 02:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It is a lot - more than I've EVER read in such a short time. But it can be done!

Date: 2012-10-28 07:56 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Best of luck with everything.

Date: 2012-10-31 09:58 am (UTC)

Date: 2012-10-28 10:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Try & get a decent amount of sleep when you plough through all that!

Date: 2012-10-31 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Good advice - unfortunately anxiety and insomnia go hand in hand for me, but otoh I'm not a work-all-night learner.

Date: 2012-10-31 09:48 am (UTC)
ext_23799: (arthur pendragon)
From: [identity profile]
btw - i just realised with you email that i never replied to this post. it sounds a ridiculous amount of work, but i hope it goes well <3

Date: 2012-10-31 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
It'd be less ridiculous if I was more organized/had started reading sooner, but I think it'll go well.

Date: 2012-10-31 12:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sounds like the best of reasons to be absent from fandom/LJ for a while. Good luck with your studies! :)

(Heißt das, du studierst einen Diplom-Studiengang?)

Date: 2012-10-31 03:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Diplom in Anglistik/Germanistik gibts nicht, ich studier Lehramt, aka den einen Abschluss den man anglophonen Leuten nicht erklären kann... . Hätt ich doch Magister gemacht!


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