This is the last week of classes at NYU. In theory, finals are next week, with no dead week or study week or anything. That is in theory.
Tuesday night the Irish singing group had a performance.
Wednesday at midnight Sair had a 10-page essay on literary theory to turn in. She didn’t do the topic that consisted of a close reading of two descriptions of a rape, which was one of four assigned possible topics. So she had a theory-dense essay on the formation of characters, in a book she didn’t much like, based on a close reading of a single, very short, paragraph.
Thursday she had:
1) a long final essay written in Irish. Much random information about California using much vocabulary and many tenses. I believe the weather came into it.
2) an end-of-term presentation on Tasso, delivered in Italian,
3) an exam in Anthroplogy.
All back-to-back, no breaks between. And came back to spend the night finishing another 10-page essay, written IN Italian, due at noon today.
I’m thinking she may actually sleep this weekend. Perhaps. Nothing due til Monday.
Her only final actually in finals week is in Anthro. (The exam yesterday was just an exam, not a final). The actual final is a take-home essay exam of 5 pages due on Monday. With an optional 7-page paper due Tuesday. So she can’t go sleeping too much.
I’m thinking she will stagger off the plane Tuesday night and collapse into a pile of cats and tangerines (the official welcome-home fruit).