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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Back-to-School Nightmares

I finished my PhD over three years ago and haven't taken a class since 2006, so you'd think I'd be done with school-related anxiety - yet last night I had a back-to-school themed dream.

I was in the middle of a calculus class and realized that the people sitting beside me had an assignment handed back to them which I had no idea about! So, I got a big fat ZERO on the first assignment. Then, the prof tells the class that all the remaining assignments - which consist of insanely complicated mathematical derivations - are to be done in class in 20 minute periods. Because I hadn't been paying attention in class or taking notes, I had no idea what I was doing, and had to either fail or drop out of the class.

Interesting how all my school-related dreams share the theme of being completely unprepared. 

Do you have back-to-school dreams, whether you're actually going back to school or not?