I'm on the last page of the 12 page paper I'm writing on Medieval literature when I get an email from my graduate adviser:
I now have the choice of taking my comprehensive exams, scheduled for the 1st week in July, three weeks earlier and so will be able to actually graduate in August, rather than waiting for Decemeber to graduate. The reason I'd have to wait that long with taking my exams in July is that they take their sweet time grading them (not until August) and then by that time it's too late to submit everything to graduate in the same month. Apparently, now they'll grade them in time.
So, it would be great to graduate earlier, but that's three fewer weeks I have to study for these 5 three hour long tests...in French...over classes I've taken in the past two years. Between now and then I'll have the grand total of one week that I won't be working to study. If I wait, I'll have two weeks without work or school to study.
So, delay and have more time to study, or rush and get to graduate earlier, that's my choice.
Any advice, suggestions, my friends?