The IT approach to exams

Jamie Cowan
Jamie Cowan

By Jamie Cowan

That dreaded time of the year which every student hates is almost finally upon us: exams.

Fortunately, with plenty of time left to study, you would imagine that this shouldn’t be as daunting as it sounds; a few evenings spent studying should be straightforward enough, right?

Well, if you spend most evenings watching old episodes of The IT Crowd instead, like yours truly does, then it might not quite be as easy as that.

On the bright side, my career as a member of the IT department is looking more promising every day.

Misery: Having spent most of last year not reading as much as I should, I thought I’d try some Stephen King to help me get back into the swing of things.

So, I got started on Misery, the famous book turned into an equally famous film with Kathy Bates and James Caan.

I went into it with a sense of excitement and enthusiasm, and left it feeling a little, well, down, to say the least.

As it turns out, reading a book about a writer being horrifically tortured by his “biggest fan” isn’t quite as fun if you want to pursue a career in writing. Still, I’ve learned a lot about how painful it is having two broken legs. Thanks Stephen.

Placement: Last week, I had the chance to work at the newspaper which you are currently reading.

It was an experience that taught me a lot about a career in journalism, and has been something I thoroughly enjoyed.

So, I thought I would take the opportunity to thank the staff at the Fife Free Press for letting me work there, and just hope I didn’t cause too much trouble while I was there!