It’s the end of the semester as we know it, and I feel fine! I have had a good time with you this semester, although I must note that class presence has been low this semester. I know there are lots of other pressures on you, but do try to come to class when you can! Particularly for language learning, it is important to keep up the practice!
At any rate, you seem quite responsive to the material we’re covering – which is good! Now you are all going to head home to eat, drink and be merry with your friends and family – which is also good! DO have a great Christmas Holiday. DO study intelligently for your exams (see my earlier post on studying), but DO NOT create extra stress for yourselves!!! Stress management is an important part of study and work!!! You must manage your time AND energy to do the best job you can do – whatever mark that may bring!!!
SO, DO have an excellent holiday! Have fun!
(If you like, I’ve added some polls/questionnaires to the feedback page of this blog, if you care to comment about the ups and downs of your first semester in a.y. 2009/2010.)
All the best!