Being on my Year Abroad has been so fun but unfortunately there’s no escaping the final exams..
I’ve been revising mainly and trying to have breaks in between. There’s a really nice café called, ‘Manolitos’ just behind the faculty of Philology and they let you study there. It’s spacious and you can sit there for hours, preparing for exams with friends. I find it nice to walk there and sit and revise with my friends, it’s a change of scenery anyways!
So far I’ve had four exams and I have four left. I think they’ve gone alright but I’m not sure on my grades yet. What I can say though is that the exam atmosphere is a lot more relaxed here than in England, in the sense that the exams are taken in the normal classroom with the teacher in the room. To me it feels like a normal class in comparison to the final exams in England where we sit in the sports hall, one to each desk with many invigilators.
I take 30 credits in Spain as I did in France and the top 15 credits count. In Spain I feel that the marking is harsher and the majority of students usually do retakes in July because they fail at least one exam. I’m studying hard though, this time next week I will have finished.
The sad part is that I have 2 weeks left in Salamanca, I decided to go back a bit earlier because my exams will be over and I haven’t seen my family or friends since January, so it’s a bittersweet time!
I did get the chance last weekend to stop revising for the day and go to Valladolid for a colour run which I will blog about next!