I have been studying for my cognitive psychology test for a week. I get obsessed about these things. When I know I have a test I can think of little else. I don't read anything else, I don't watch any movies. And considering it has been over a month since I last posted, I neglect my blog. I focus on the test. This particular test was on short term memory, and long term memory. I studied the primary and recency effect, Brown Peterson Technique, procedural memory, implicit memory, explicit memory, engrams, nemonic encoding principal, retrieval structure principal, speed up principle, sternberg task, self schema, long term potenation... I could go on but um. I forgot what comes next.
So by Tuesday I was pretty fried and was just ready for this test to be over with. I work from home on days that I have class. My plan was to get to school early so I could find a quiet corner and do one more study crunch before the test. But when I got to James Hall, I noticed there was a mass of people filing out. I saw one of my classmates who told me that the building was being evacuated, but nobody knew why. I asked a security guard what was happening and all he would tell me was "this is the real thing". By this time there was crowd of students on the sidewalk, and we were told to go across the street. Then the fire trucks came.
Most of the students were waiting around to hear if class was going to be canceled or if we were going to be let back into the building. Nobody knew any details, but I did hear rumors that it was an electrical fire. We all speculated on what was going to happen, and we didn't quite know what to do? Our professor was nowhere to be found. Should we leave or stay? It was starting to rain. One of the students sent an email to the professor who replied and told us to wait. After about ninety minutes we were let back in.
How did I do on the test? I will find out after the Thanksgiving holiday.