Upcoming Exams – Fast Forward!
I had my last lecture of the semester this morning, and that can only mean one thing – exams! Yes that’s right, fast forward to Monday afternoon and I’ll be sitting my first proper university exam, on Logic Circuit Design. I had a lot of grounding in this area from my A-level Electronics course, but I have been (pleasantly) surprised by the amount of interesting new material covered. On Tuesday I have Maths for Electronic Engineers which is probably the exam I am most confident of, having done Further Maths and Additional Further Maths A-levels. If you are considering doing electronics at university and are at the stage where you are choosing your A-levels, then I cannot emphasise enough how valuable doing extra maths modules will help you!
From then on the exams start to get more, well, ‘interesting’. Thursday morning brings the delights of circuit theory, which whilst I enjoy, is a lot more mathematically rigorous than at school and so takes some time getting used to. Quite how we all cope with some of the AC elements that have only just been presented to us within the last week is anybody’s guess! Finally, on the following Tuesday we have Solid State Electronics, which I believe is completely new to everyone. It is all about the fundamental physics behind devices like diodes, transistors and solar cells and is certainly the most challenging module we have. Amusingly, this exam takes place at the Glen Eyre halls and so I am very jealous of my friends there who can almost literally roll out of bed into the exam room! I wish they did some exams in the small halls of Archers Road where I live; being one of very few people who have any idea where they are I would be bound to get a better mark than most!!! 😉
In other news, we have begun house-hunting! I’m with a group of friends from my flat and others in my halls and we looked around a very nice, very big house earlier today. Did I mention it was very big?!! Of course with everything money is usually the obstacle, so we will have to try our best negotiation techniques and visit some more before we make any final decisions. It’s quite exciting though!
Finally, good luck to everyone who has exams coming up!
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