I’m in a couple of higher ed groups in Ravelry (one for online learners, one for grad students), and people have been posting how stressed they are about passing exams/papers, only to post a few days later that they sailed through with flying colors.
“Oh, but they don’t know stress,” I think to myself. They have to be more experienced in this ball game than I am, and they are just being silly. They knew they had nothing to worry about, not really.
My letter came today. I passed my comps. The two four-hour exams that nearly gave me an ulcer, the ones that everyone told me not to worry about, that I would be fine.
But I knew some people didn’t pass them. These are not shoe-ins. They tell you to spend 50-100 hours studying for them. They tell you if you are not prepared to write for four hours on one topic, consider yourself unprepared.
And I did it. I passed them.
I just might live through this.