Friday, November 26, 2021

Studying for Exams: What We Plan And What We Do

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At the beginning of the year:
This year, I’m not going to study the day before the exam; I will study hard all year long so that I won’t worry about my finals.

What happens at the beginning of the year:
Works towards the goal for a day or two and starts getting busy with other stuff like parties, friends, texting, hanging out, shopping, sleep, and the list continues.

Halfway through the year:
It’s ok if I haven’t studied until now. I can begin now. I have still got half a year left for the preparations. That’s a lot of time! *Thinks about the lot of time left*

One month before the finals:
Well, one month is a pretty long time. It’s never too late to begin, and I’ll start now. *Thinks about the one month and how long it is*

A week before finals:
So, I haven’t done anything throughout this year; how much can I do this week? *Thinks about what can be done this week*

The day before:
I have only a day left! What do I study? How do I study? Let me find out how much my friends have done. I hope I’m not the only one who hasn’t studied!
The Night before the exam:
‘I am going to fail!’
‘I don’t know anything!’
‘I wish I had studied before!’
‘So less time, so much to study!’
‘I hope the exam gets postponed!’
‘I’ll study well for next year!’
*Calculates how much is needed to study to pass*



Am I going to fail?
I have wasted my time all year. I regret doing it. God help me. I don’t want to fail. I can not study everything right now, but will what I have studied be enough to pass? I hope it is. I will study all night for this test and hope for the best tomorrow. *Hopes for the best but expects the worst*

Health tip: Do not study all night before the exam. Sleep is important before an exam as much as studying for it is.

I don’t know anything!
Sort out what you know and what you don’t. It is not really possible to not know anything! This thought is really common. Almost everyone thinks this.
Those topper kids who say they don’t know anything, who are you trying to fool? We all know you do!

So less time, So much to study:
A worry! This is the worry that makes you think and believe that you don’t know anything or fail.
Never think negatively and never worry too much.


I hope the exam gets postponed:
Ah! The night before the exam, with all these thoughts of not being able to pass or getting a low grade, have you ever secretly wished that the exam would be postponed? This is something not most people wish for, but it can’t be true that no one does!

A postponed exam leads to more days of studying! More days of parents asking you to use your time well and study. What do most people do?  End up studying the night before!

I’ll study well next year!:
This is the thought almost everyone finds themself drowning in.
This ‘study cycle’ repeats for many; once it starts, there’s no stopping it.
Felt like ‘been there, done that for any of these scenarios I mentioned above? No worries! You aren’t the only one! We’ve all been there at some point.

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