The saying that “proper preparation yields good result” is one that can be applied to all aspects of our lives. So, my supposed “first” exam at KTH was for Renewable Energy Technology (RET). The day before the exam was spent reading (obviously).
I am someone who likes to spend fifty percent of my reading time alone and the other 50 percent, reading with people. In the sustainable energy engineering programme, we have a lot of work that requires being in groups. This has helped to grow the team spirit amongst us. So, it was no surprise that the day before the exam, most of us went into smaller groups to read.
For me, these two amazing girls – YIngrui Hao and Lian Yi formed my small group for the preparation ahead. So, we went to Nymble to read because we wanted to have lunch there also at lunchtime. Funny thing was, I actually planned to go home for lunch but the menu at Nymble on that day made the better choice for me. So, we read at Nymble till it was time for lunch.
During lunch, spoke to Elaine’s (Lian Yi) mother. It was cool using the only Chinese word I know (Ni hao-hello). One of the wonderful things about this environment is you meet so many people from different international backgrounds and become friends in a very short time.
After that, we moved to the library. Am I the only one who likes to eat at least once when they read?
Did I enjoy the preparation? Absolutely! We shared our summary notes from the course; discussed various questions till we agreed on the same answer; helped each other when we got stuck; solved various past questions and then, called it a day! (More like, the library made that decision for us) .
We were the last to leave but we decided to take pictures of our first day before a supposed exam because memories matter and pictures preserve memories:)