Examinations… We take them literally on a paper with a pen when you were still in school. It comes in different styles. Fill in the blanks, identification, multiple choice, matching type, multiple association, fish and tail, true or false and enumeration. I just realized that I’ve been taking exams for almost 17 years. We were tested of how much we recall on our past lectures. We were given ample time to review our notes and read some topics ahead or topics that were intentionally not taught.
I think I’m losing it! My focus and concentration is deteriorating. Yes, I did review. I gave myself the time and I even made a schedule. I read thrice. But I have a limitation of 3 -4 hours of reviewing, then take break then review again. I can’t do it in one sitting. Is there an effect whether we like that subject or we like that topic or like the professor on the way we review and retain them in our coconuts?
I asked 2 friends, both are scholars here on how he and she review. He said he memorize and make sure never miss a single topic. He also said that when he’s losing “IT” he thinks of his family especially his mom and that all his sacrifices are for them. My other friend told me she really gives her 101% in studying. She has 3 hours maximum of sleep and reads a topic or two on her spare time.
I then asked myself, we were studying the same topics, we were reviewing the same handouts but then again how do they manage to make a smooth exam week. How do they handle and balance everything? Maybe I did manage, but my nerves got to me first and I take too much pressure with me.
Maybe the real test is not only the pen and paper part but how we handle ourselves in those situations. The way we asses ourselves and prepare ourselves in going through that exam is more important. Maybe the real tests is how we managed ourselves and accept whatever results it will give us, as long as we know we gave it a shot and tried our best.
As reward for myself…
Love ko to'! hehehe
Tomorrow, I don’t have a class! Maybe a little shopping in Trinoma won’t hurt? Yey! sama kau? hehe