No calculator. But she passed the boards. As she said, she is a dinosaur.
Entering her class is like waiting for your turn in the death row. She would write problems on the board then turn to her class list. She tells one student to say when as she moves her hand along the list. Where it stops the moment the student says when is the name of the next person to die. Thrilling.
I am never a fan of her teaching method. It stresses me. I need time and space to think. I even need coffee to think well. You can’t just expect me, clueless as I am, to go to the board and apply to the seemingly innocent but very deadly problem the concept that you just said in passing. But I have to admit. She is right. You have to face it, to wrestle with it, to dissect it, and to overcome the problem yourself for you to understand and learn from it. The more mistakes you do, the better. The more you know what not to do. The more you won’t forget if you fail in front of many people. Better now than in the boards. No guts, no glory she says. It’s hard all right. But it will guarantee that you can answer anything that appears in the exam, in the inorganic part at least. All for the board exam. Bears and lions before Goliath, eh?
I have never been called yet. It’s always the person before or after me. Of course I won’t be called. I can pray in tongues dude. haha. But I won’t even wait for the when. I will volunteer. Not just guts. All the other organs as well.
Just give me a reason
I have a table, I have a lamp. I’m gonna study and perfect the exam!
Lecturer: you have to be fit. Dieting is not allowed during the board exam. Indulge. Carbon loading.