Monday, December 17, 2007

Maybe Thrice is Not Enough

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

21 comments:

dean said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
dean said...

go lang. kaya mo yan!

teka, parang nasira diet mo a.. hehe!

my-so-called-Quest said...

haha! diet? 2 weeks of tuna and bread and can of pineapple tidbits for dessert. cguro naman maganda na sukat ng pangaabay ko sa jan. hehehe

KRIS JASPER ANGEL said...

McDO? hehe.. fave ko yan.. I miss Mc Spag... wala kcng spag ang McDo d2..

cedeux said...

yep! we love our mcdo! hehe. pero i use my own catsup. HEinz! yey! hehe. ang takaw ko. di tuloy ako masyado gumagalaw. hehe

Coldman said...

Mcdo boy ka pala, basta masarap ang fries nila.

Wow! shopping tayo! Hahaha!

cedeux said...

@coldman - hehe mcdo twice a month!

sige ba. kaw sagot ha. heheh
kaya lng layo mo e. pede ba magmodel? hehehe

Carl said...

kafatid, hirap na aral ngayon. lapit na kasi pasko. hehehe. baka kulang ka na sa focus. ^_^

btw, mcdo ka rin pala... katuwa naman.

cedeux said...

@carl oo nga masyado ko ko anticipating sa bakasyon. hehehe.

syempre. love natin mcdo! hehe

XienahGirL said...

ayayay
nagutom ako bigla
seryoso?
iyo lang yang
mga pagkain na yan?
naku
haha
:)

Scarlet said...

omg! we order the same meal sa McDo! and don't you just lurrve choc-fudge sundaes?! seriously, i prefer choc-fudge than caramel. caramel makes me vomit after a few licks. ugh.

in my opinion, reading more than thrice won't do. it's the method on how you stuff your head with that knowledge. seriously speaking, when i review, i dont read and read and read. reading will just make all the infos cluttered.

sana anjan ako para i can tutor you on different ways on how to review. trust me, i can make reviewing "fun". lol. but still, med proper?! kaya moh yan my dear!

and while you're at trinoma, can u buy some stuff for me? take lotsa care dear!

love ya as always! mwa! =*

FerBert said...

nakapagcomment na ako dito... bat nawawala yung comment ko? huhuhu

towr said...

jollibee ang mas gusto ko! hehe.
but i also love Mcdo too :p

KRIS JASPER ANGEL said...

kakagutom.

cedeux said...

@ferbert - may sumasabutahe sau! merry xmas utol!

@towr - i love jobi's palabok! yummmm!

@kris - kuyakain kna! anu ba d' best na fud jan?

aleli said...

wow!fave ko nun ang McDo..may mga masama akong experience jan, pero love ko to parin!!wehehe...

Study technique..nakaka-aliw mag aral ng ganyan. noon nagenrol ako sa isang power memory na class! astig ang technique nila. Nakatulong sakin. pero hindi ko kaya ang 3times na ulit.impatient kasi ako...wehehe..

cedeux said...

@scarlet - yep! hot fudge is the best! sana nga dito ka para may makatulong sakin=)

@aleli - alala ko nga ngyari sau. ehheeh SIKAT! hehepower memory? hmmmm.. i wanna try that. pero driving skul muna ko. hehe! like ngaun, di ako makauwi. wlaa kasing driver. hehe

aleli said...

meron pang ibang nangyari sakin sa mcdo.nakakahiya na ikwento.

pero mas enjoy ang driving skul!! kasi nung 2ndyear college ako, lagi akong namumura ni papa ko pagtinuturuan nya ako.kaya ginawa ko,after grad nag-enrol na lang ako. astig na experience!dalwa nun naging teacher ko. astig ung isa, pag may nakikita kaming driving school - sasabihan na ako nyan: More Gas!! wow..race kmi nun.. hay nakakamis.. lalo na pag pina-oovertake nya ako sa ibang students.. tinatawanan nga ako nun kasi ang liit liit ko raw. pero grabe rin un magalit.. nakakaiyak..

oi sori..flooding na ako rito...mabuti ka nga may sasakyan.. ako wala, kaya nabubulok na rin license ko..wehehe..

kung mag-eenrol ka pala, dun ka sa manual. mas maganda pag marunong ka ng manual...

my-so-called-Quest said...

haha, i'm looking forward to wreck another gate! haha. ung last ko nasagaaan ko gate ng lola ko. minura ko! P*nyeta! wag kna magdrive, wala k ng mamanahin! tawagan mo si kuya romel mo, ipagrive ka na lang kamo! haha!
yup i was advised to drive manual first! excited na kow! hehe

aleli said...

wehehe.. naku pagbutihin mo, para may ipamana sayo. buti ka nga gate ang mababanga mo. ako ung kaibigan ko, nashock ako nung nakita ko na sya pala un..sa pedestrian pa naman...wehehe.. nagalit sakin.

chase said...

oooo... yummy.. burger n fries...