This week started off badly for me. I totally forgot to create a poster for Psychology class. I earned a not-so-good score in a mathematics test. My AP English teacher just announced that I have to finish reading my self-chosen book by next week. I have only read half of my book. I have three essays for PE due this Friday; I have gotten started but they will take time to be completed. What I intended to be bring enjoyment has turned into a battle for survival. That is why I initiated a campaign to fight to the death with my homework, figuratively.
However, by the end of the week, the crisis has largely pass, especially when I completed two PE essays on the same day. That success has given me some hope and optimism that I will be able to complete my long-term homework assignments on time. At the moment, there are only two left: the poster for AP Psychology and the book for AP English Literature. I have the ambition to finish them both by the end of Sunday. At last, there seems to be a tiny light at the end of the tunnel; I might be able to snatch a last minute victory before the very jaws of defeat.
Concerning the subject of how I learn best. I strongly believe that a visual journal is not helpful for me. As far as I know myself, I am a visual learner. However, I learn by taking mental pictures of the important details than save them into long-term memory or extract verbal phrases from them. In the case of the brain, for instance, I can construct a mental three-dimension model then mentally point out the divisions. Moreover, I am a terrible artist; in fact, a quiz I took on Naviance gave me a score of zero for artistic skills and interest. Making a visual journal therefore will be a frustrating experience; I just tried doing that. This explains why I need a lot of sleep. :-). I look forward to at least partially resolve my sleep deficit this weekend.
If I have time in the future, I shall publish my hypothesis on hearing. The idea came to me while I was creating the ear anatomy poster. I just love eureka moments!