August 4th, 2005


Note reorganisation

I put all my calculus and history notes from last year in separate binders. I noticed that my history notes were two inches high. I'm serious. Then I started to reread some of my calculus notes and started to compare my test scores to how much homework I did. Then it hit me.

No wonder I made a B in Calc I! I did all of about one page of homework for the entire chapter, so that was no major surprise.

I kept rereading my notes, and I was saddened to see that I couldn't remember how to do some of the simplest things. I can still do derivatives and integrals and all those fun things, but I can't remember how to do trig substitution or Taylor series or parametrics. Who am I kidding, majoring in math? (And French, yeah yeah, I know, I'm crazy.)

So I decided to make myself feel a little better. If I don't remember something, I look at something I remember even less of. That something is usually chemistry. It worked. And not just because my chemistry notes looked like Sanskrit.