This weekend went by so quickly, but I guess a cold and an upcoming test will do that! Thanks for all of your well wishes for my cold to go away. It will feel better and then it feels worse. I hope it will go away quick so that I can enjoy my Labor Day weekend!
Today was my first test of the school year. I studied and felt really good about it...until last night when I could not sleep at all! I have decided I must have test anxiety! I don't know why I should have it because I am a good student that does well on tests. I read the chapters, did the exercises after the chapter, read the summaries, read my notes, and understood it. I still was terrified for this test. I guess it was the unknown of what the test questions were going to be like. I tossed and turned all night long and kept getting up to get a drink of water and then later to go to the bathroom. I am so tired now and miserable! I took the test and wouldn't you know, I knew every answer! I am sure I got an A...hopefully this won't jinx me now! I turned in my test and then I looked around the room and saw so many people cheating! The professor leaves the room when we have a test and goes to his office. He very rarely checks on us, so he really makes it easy to cheat. There were at least 5 people cheating and there are only about 15 in the class. I was irate! I study so hard and when I don't do well, I can only blame it on myself. These people are just riding on others coattails. I kept looking at them and shooting them looks so that they knew I knew. This caused them to get a little flustered, but they did keep on. I am now in a dilemma. I don't want to tell the professor because I don't want all these people to look at me differently. They would know it was me and our department is very small therefore I have at least 3 to 4 of these people in my classes this semester and have had almost everyone in a class before and I am sure I will in the future. Our department has us work on a lot of things in groups like homework assignments and they encourage us to form study groups. If I tattle, it will make the next 2 years a living nightmare. However, I really don't want them looking at my paper when I work so hard. It is also really distracting when I can hear people whispering in groups about how to solve problems and relate that to a graph. It just isn't the type of thing you can suddenly learn in 15 seconds of whispering to your neighbor. They just keep whispering the whole time trying to explain how to do it and what the answers are...by the way, they were wrong. I know some of these people got As in other classes I took with them, and I always wondered how? Now I know. So what should I do? I guess ignoring it is the best choice, but it is very difficult. What would you do?