My favorite place to study is in Mugar library, BU’s largest library. It is the place where I get least distracted and have access to all the media I need (computers, scanner, printer etc.). Fortunately, the opening hours are much better than other places around campus such as the Fitrec. The fact, that I can work there almost every day till 2 a.m. not only supported my personal preference to work at night but was also essential because of the short period of time we had for preparations. When I talked to other BU students I often hear that all-nighters are pretty usual when it comes to deadlines, final projects, and exams. So I tried to start studying early and, thankfully, avoided an all-nighter. Nevertheless, I was pretty nervous about what final exams would be like, and whether I could get good results or not.
The first exam I took was for my Innovative Marketing Techniques class. Thanks to our excellent professor, Behdad Shahossini, and the projects he assigned as well as my hard studying, I was pretty well prepared. Compared to the exams I took in Germany there were some interesting differences. One is the style of the exam. In Germany we have nearly no multiple choice or “true or false” questions in an exam but more essay questions. Furthermore, the timeframe for the exams are much tighter in Germany. There I usually finished in the last minute and normally wish I had more time whereas here the timeframe seems to be looser. Obviously, the style of the exams (essay vs. multiple choice) are one reason for this difference but another reason seems to be that the professor at BU are more interested in learning what you know rather than putting you under pressure.
Now that finished my last exam I am looking forward to getting my results back. I’m also looking forward to enjoying Boston in the short break between spring and summer term!