The spring landed last week and is in pretty much full swing here in southern Sweden now, which of course is nothing but just fantastic! And why not combine business with pleasure and sit outside in the sun and do your study work for the day? 🙂
I did the exam in Statistics a few weeks back and we are now into our penultimate course of the semester; preparatory Accounting and Financial control. It’s an interesting subject so far. Book keeping can be tedious and monotonous, but i can’t help to enjoy feeling that what you do is something important that just has to get right. There’s no room for sloppiness in this field! 🙂 We’re having a group project in this course as well which will be fun for sure, me and my group will summon later today to get the started on it all.
As i woke up this morning and pulled up the blinds i could glean at something that has been very abscent here the last few months; the sun! As a self-proclaimed “sun-person” (whatever that really is) i was both delighted and reminded that we are in fact moving towards brighter and warmer times with rapid speed these days. My phone says that it’s 7 degrees centigrade outside which makes it a little bit too chilly to have that first outdoor coffee of the year just yet, but i sure can’t wait for that to happen.
In other news the exam in microeconomics went fairly well last week (only wishful thinking at this point however, results are still about two weeks out), and i’m now working on the second course in statistics. Which reminds me, i should get back to doing just that..
This coming Tuesday we’re having our exam in microeconomics. The implications for me? Sitting inside all weekend exposing myself to utility maximization, consumer choice theory and everything related to it!
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed this course for the most part, now that the exam is closing in it doesn’t feel quite as great though…but that’s usually true for most courses i’ve discovered.
I’ve just completed one of the old exams that our professor put on the web, and now i deserve a break. Gonna leave this small apartment for a while.
So 2014 is up and running and it’s back to business as usual at school. Our current course is an introductory course in macro economics which started in the begining of December and during our two week Christmas break from scheduled classes, which in all honesty set me back a bit. It has taken some effort to get back to it again, but nevertheless i feel optimistic about the exam on Friday (13:30 to 19:30 which is a pretty crazy schedule for a Friday! ;-))
We had the presentation of our project in this course earlier this week as well, which went pretty well. Me and and a study buddy of mine were handed the task of analyzing the Swedish government debt from a right wing perspective, and suggest ways of administrating it in the future. Fun and educational for sure (possibly only for aspiring economists though ;-))
As i’m now into the first real number-crunching course (statistics) of my studies i had to get hold of a calculator. Now, of course you can’t just take your old, simple and cheap everyday machine when you’re about to crunch some serious statistical problem. And the calculator has to be one that you can have on the exam later on as well, which means that it can’t be too advanced either.
So after some quick google’ing and searching i found this gem!
It’s a HP 10B all the way from 1987! It came with a well used users manual and an even more well used leather sleeve. Needless to say the batteries were dead but after putting new ones in it started up fine. Got it to a very affordable price on eBay, from a guy in the U.S.
Why do something the plain way when you can do it in style, right? 😉
Decided to get up in the break of dawn and crack the books one last time before heading off to the exam today (it actually isn’t until 1:30pm but anyway). I’ll get a few days of rest after the exam which makes it abit easier to get up at this unholy hour..
Got to brew some of that sweet sweet coffee here now (or black gold like i want to call it). Have a good one peeps!