Boredom Or Laziness?


When revision becomes boring, then you know you have finished.
This is what students are taught but I have a problem as what if you become bored too early? My exams are still two weeks away but even a few weeks ago, I was beginning to feel the bore of revision. Not due to some amazing amount of intelligence but simply because I had done alot of work earlier. As you may recall, I completed quite a few past papers in the Easter Holidays thinking it is good that I started so early but now I realise that perhaps I began a little too early.

This is because now there’s not much left for me to do! As I wake up leisurely late on a Saturday morning, I wonder why I am not feeling the urgency of revision that accompanied me before last year’s exams. This doesn’t mean I don’t want top grades, it is because of a number of different reasons. Firstly, my self-confidence seems to be a bit higher this year but if it translates into too much relaxation then is it really such a good thing?

Secondly, I thankfully did well last year so I do not need to do any retakes or try and get a particularly high mark. Although I am still aiming to! It is quite an annoying paradox which would perhaps have been made easier if I had an actual reason to achieve the highest marks possible. Sadly unlike my friend, I do not have a kind and wealthy brother who has offered to pay for his car’s petrol for a year if he achieves A*s! Now that is what I call an incentive. For me, a scholarship which requires me to get all A*s would have done the trick but no one seems to be offering!

The uncertainty over whether what I am feeling is boredom or laziness is why I can’t wait for the exams to be over as then I will not have these guilty thoughts. At least I have a few mock exams to look forward to next week. Should be fun.

Until Next Time,

A Worried Student

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19 thoughts on “Boredom Or Laziness?

  1. Nah…I think it’s good that you’ve a great level of knowledge up there *taps head*
    Also, you’re calm. So that’s a good thing! My brother’s been like that; he’s talking v. Important exams and he’s been pretty sane – minus the chemistry exam O.O
    As long as you’re all right with the whole exam situation: DAT GOOD! 🙂

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  2. Oh! I remember hitting this point when I was in college. Its not a bad thing, as long as youre not becoming apathetic about what youre turning in and/or learning. There is nothing wrong with being confident in your abilities. When I was getting my A.S. in Criminal Justice, I would get everything done I needed to have done in the first 3 days of the week and then finish half of the next week’s work.This usually left me with more than enough time to finish any essays or what-not, revisions and all. Once I had read to my husband whatever I was writing about for my classes and didn’t finish the reading realizing the editing that need to be done, I turned the assignment in. This kept me from over revising things, ultimately ruining a great paper. Having someone that you can read your work to is an invaluable tool in college, I believe.
    Good luck with what youre doing!! You got this, it sounds like 😉

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      • Glad to hear somebody else is also looking at their exams from outside of the box like me. It’s refreshing really, as most people are just losing their minds with self-doubt and over revision. Thanks for your reflections!

        Oh and of course good luck! I’m rooting for ya!:)

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  3. Good luck on your exams! I’m sure you’ll do so well, as long as you feel you’ve done enough – I’m sure that’s fine! It’s all about trying your best after all 🙂

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  4. Calm is good! I see you came by my blog and liked The Little Red Blog – 0 post. I hope you’ll come back soon to visit. I cannot say that I have exam anxiety anymore since I am way past the age. On the subject of exams I do like them to be done and over with quickly. I see some of my nephews and nieces have exams that go on for a month and that would drive me insane in double quick time.

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