As always, I present my hopes and (rather low) expectations from this exam. It all begins on Thursday, Feb. 17, with ES-201. Truly speaking, this is a very time-pass kind of subject. All I have to do is memorize some 300-odd slides and I'm done. With a guarantee from the prof that the questions will be mostly objective type, I can hope for good results here. Similar is the story for BM-201. It's not exactly easy, but Finance is something that I've always been interested in and, with a little more preparation, I hope to do well here too.
Day 2 starts with the most abhorrent subject of all, CE-252. The key to this course is very simple: learn every solved example in the Prof's book. It's true! So, all I have to do is study half the syllabus (you read right, he's already finished half the syllabus!) and I might be luck enough not to get a zero, because he believes in digital marking! After that exam, from which I have no hopes, I have CE-222. This is a pretty easy subject and I hope to do well here. The only problem is that I tend to goof up my calculations a lot, which is death in this subject. But I remain optimistic on this one.
Day 2 ends with IMA-01. Truly speaking, this is the only subject this semester that I had actually developed a liking for. While I've done all the tutorials (well, almost), I'm still a bit worried. The problem is also that there are some really smart CSE people in my class, including a certain Mr. 10-pointer, and they're sure to siphon off some of the A+'s. There are also the seniors-who-are-forced-to-study-with-juniors, who showed in my last elective that they can get the best grades with very little work!
Day 3 is pretty straightforward. It starts with CE-212, a simple enough subject. I only hope that they don't ask anything outside the slides because this, being from the Environment Engineering Group, already offers very little by way of interest and I really don't think I can get myself to read Davis/Cornwell after reading the slides and doing the tutorials! Lastly, we have CE-242, the best of the DCCs, and a subject on which I am pinning a lot of hopes. The tuts have been very easy thus far, except maybe the iterative procedures and I hope to see a similar question paper.
Overall, I don't have too many expectations from this sem. I can now be sure of a decent grade in PR-506: Literary and I can master or or two A+'s, it should be good enough. After all, I'm just looking to keep my CG at 8.000, and anything more is just a bonus (it's currently at 9.178!)