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