Weekend at Bene's

I've done something sort of similar to this before, but seeing as we're in a new block, I thought I'd show you how a regular Sunday is like in vet school.

The day started off with us sleeping in, since we'd been binge watching The Office before going to bed the previous night. When I got up, I baked some white chocolate and orange scones, packed them, and far too many books into my bag, and went off to school.

Since going to school on a Sunday can be sort of a drag, I thought the scones would be a small boost in morale, and would set us off to a great start.

Before working I like to make a concise itinerary for what I'd like to get done that day, and where I'd like to work on it. I find I can concentrate better on tasks and mock exams while at school, but I can study better while at home. So here I decided to do an entire mock exam during the day, and study for tomorrow's lecture when getting home. 

I know that calendar may seem extremely empty, but as I've written about in previous blog posts I usually fill it out on Sunday evenings.

I know that calendar may seem extremely empty, but as I've written about in previous blog posts I usually fill it out on Sunday evenings.

Since it was just the four of us, we decided to work for 50-minute intervals, and take our breaks at the same time so we could have a chat and relax once every hour. It worked out brilliantly, and by around six o'clock I'd finished the entire mock exam.

As you probably know by now, a break is not complete in my opinion if it hasn't contained at least one cup of tea.

As you probably know by now, a break is not complete in my opinion if it hasn't contained at least one cup of tea.

While I'd been inside, working all day, the weather had already gotten pretty dark and gloomy. I decided to walk home since I'd been sitting all day, take a break, watch some more The Office, and make some dinner.

After relaxing and cleaning up the kitchen, I sat down to prepare for tomorrow's lecture. The way I usually go about this is that I download the lecture PowerPoint, write down the key words from each slide, and use the book to fill out what is missing. For this class, I've been making a top section in each document with "key terms", where I try to define the new terms that I've learned from each lecture, and below, in a slightly larger font I explain how to do the different calculations, and try to include descriptive diagrams to explain the different concepts.

Since it's Sunday I usually finish up the evening by writing a blog post (this is getting kind of meta, isn't it?) and posting an image over at the @vettobe Instagram. I then prepare for the week by looking over my calendar and relax for a while before going to bed.