When I hear people declaring that they hadn’t revised during the holidays and that their exams are coming up soon, the first thought that enters my head is “why the hell didn’t you!” Sorry.
Perhaps they had something going on, a family matter or personal issues but those who didn’t yet still remained in their lethargic slumber have no excuse. I find it ridiculous how some students envy others who do well and dismiss their achievements as natural intelligence, whereas an extreme amount of work was put in to achieve those grades. It is these same students who casually talk about exams and laugh about them while making no preparations. The sad moment is when the realisation hits them on results day that they could have worked harder. The saddest moment is when some still continue to laugh falsely, not realising that they are putting an end to progress in their life at such a young age. This is why I say dreams and aspirations are essential.
With studying, hard work pays off. Other than unfortunate occurrences like a panic.attack in the exam hall, hard work usually results in high grades. Many students realise this and it is quite refreshing to hear people discussing how they are working hard for their exams rather than the usual careless and relaxed attitude.
Of course, there are times when revision becomes tiresome but it cannot become so until you have done a significant amount. For example, as one of my previous posts showed, I completed quite a few past papers during the holidays which means now I am waiting for them to be marked. Therefore, a sense of restlessness has developed inside me as I wonder what to do while I wait. Whilst I am continuing to revise slightly on my theory, sometimes I feel like simply not doing anything as it is the same thing over and over again.
Another factor is that my exams are in six weeks which may sound quite close but once you have revised alot, it feels like it is a long time away as I now have to ensure that everything I learnt stays in my head until the time comes to scribble it down. I would much rather prefer for my exams to be brought forward a few weeks as then I would have more months of beautiful bliss and peace, free from the weight of impending exams on my head.
Apart from this restlessnes and the usual worries, things are going along smoothly. The funny thing is when people ask if you are confident about exams and whilst a part of you may say yes, another part says really? Or are you just bored of revising?
Before I end, an update on the post I did about childhood toys. I asked one of my tutees yesterday if they had ever played with Lego. He said he did not know what I meant, did I mean the Xbox game Lego Star Wars? I looked at him sadly, wondering what on earth has happened to the world. This poor child has never built anything with Lego. He did not even know it exists as a toy.
*Shakes head mournfully.*
Until next time,
A Worried Student