Old school was 1. Book 2. Professor 3. Slide rule. Nothing else but your sweat and tears.
Very true and I was glad to sell my slide rules. I had an extra that I bought cheap from someone and sold it to buy beer on a beach trip.
I sometimes forget, but the biggest reason I detested exam week was that during my freshman and soph year, the semester didn’t end until 3 weeks after the Christmas holding was over. So we had 3 more weeks of class in January and then had exams. I was really glad they started earlier when I came back to finish and exams were over by Christmas. That took the pressure off, I could enjoy the holiday break, and start fresh in January.
And we were finished in May versus June with the Spring semester!
"Whomp 'em, Up, Side the Head"!