My favorite part about studying in Germany is that there is no homework, no participation points and no attendance list. That being said, when all of your classes are taught in German, you have to go to class! The down side to all of this, although it does sound pretty sweet, is that I only have one or two things being graded for each class: presentations and essays IN GERMAN that are worth my entire grade.
I have a presentation coming up in the next week or two and am beginning to stress a bit. A 20-minute analyzation in front of a class all in German? Can I do this? Talk about editing and flashcard making. There is, however, a light at the end of the very dark and seemingly long tunnel. This is my least favorite class and once I have presented my Referat (presentation) I am no longer required to attend class, which means 5 free days a week! It's like the opposite to a normal work day :)
I can't wait for this to be over with so that I can begin to work on my other class presentations. Wish me luck, and I hope all of you do as well on your finals as I am hoping to do!