Our first module of the biodiversity and conservation program (or programme as I've been spelling it the last 3 weeks) is over! Our class (sadly now down to 16 students) decided to go out to the pub Friday after handing in the remainder of our work to celebrate and get to know each other a little better outside of the university setting. I (now being 25, and alway having been an old soul that likes to go to bed earlier than her counterparts) knew it wasn't going to be a very late night for myself, but the best part was watching the 22-year olds fresh from undergrad realizing how tired they were by 11 o-clock after the week of work we put in. A lot of them procrastinated until Wednesday, or even Thursday, afternoon to get started on a stack of assignments due Friday, so they had a few late nights in there. A few professors have asked me what I think of the workload here, with the direct implication that they expect me to say it's a lot more work than I'm used to, but Wittenberg really prepared me well for this one. I know some of it was my own doing, what with having 2 majors and taking extra courses a few semesters, but I'm not finding it to be that much work. (And my grades are saying the work I am doing is good, too - phew.) Also, despite all my griping about some of the assignments I hated or thought were trivial in the biology department at Witt, a lot of them prepared me better than I expected. Particularly learning how to efficiently summarize scientific articles in 1 page for my senior seminar. Guess I owe Dr. Yoder an apology.