Aw shit, here come the feels.
Just got done with my second art history quiz.
You have to come prepared knowing the artist, name of the piece, appox. date it was made, and location, sometimes medium, and also their meaning/what they're about.
I fucked up bigtime on my first quiz, scoring a 54/100, or 45%
My messed up memory meant all that studying immediately went to waste once I hit the door. Even when I whipped out and studied my flashcards hardcore 15mins before it started, once the screen lit up and the lights went off- POOF- what the fuck was that again?
The same thing happened this go around, and I tried to come more prepared, as I made more flashcards and then made a recording on my iPod of me going over the flashcards. I listened to this recording over and over as I skated to class, attempting to drill stuff into my head.
Test starts, and my brain gives me a quick "fuck you" then shuts. Down. Everything.
I remembered less than half of the material, and had an even harder time with the part where you have to do compare and contrast essays/explain what the pieces are about over 15mins.
I noticed that the teacher couldn't really see me where I was. I was cold, so I didn't bother taking the hood of my hoodie off before I walked in: I had it on all class, and never took my headphones out. I didn't notice this until I went to scratch my ear. I noticed some students had their phones out on the tables, not using them, duh, but they were out, and she wasn't paying much attention.
Being so frustrated, I quickly took out my iPod, found the recording I luckily had made earlier, and turned it on, effectively cheating. Do I think I'll still pass with a good grade? Fuck no, but I needed all the points I could get.
I have no regrets.
Edit: Fuck art history!