Do your best, all!
Zebra wrote:To those who are staying at a hotel: are you checking in today? As in Monday ? I'm planning on driving to the convention center around 5am to check in (would prefer to sleep in my own bed rather than the uncomfortable gross hotel bed), then obviously staying the night for Wednesday. Is this a bad idea?
Personally, I'd check in today to get all the minutiae out of the way and reserve your mental strength for the bar, not for dealing with traffic and checking in and settling in...
If sleeping in your bed will helpful, though, just do that. If you're looking to save money, I'm not sure if it's worth it.
The exam has already begun
. Pull out all the stops. Don't wake up 3 hours early and commute just to skimp on $50 for a half day. It's worth protecting against your mental state from dropping even 1%. But this is, again, a personal choice. I know you may be strapped for cash, so do what you feel is the right thing to do.