Thursday, October 05, 2006

"E"-Day tomorrow

OK, I admit it.

I couldn't help myself and am doing some last minute cramming. I know it probably won't do any good but I just feel that if I don't study, I might not do my best. I always keep thinking that I might see something that gives me just one more mark.

Sometimes, just one more mark is all it takes to avoid your hopes being dashed upon the rocks of despair...

7 comments:

Jase said...

Well Serena is in her Exam now, and will be in the pub around 1 pm.

Hopefully our life will settle down a bit for a day or so.

GF said...

I really wish her good luck, but I hope she didn't 'cram' too late last night. It really isn't a good idea, no matter how much not doing it feels wrong.....

I've had my fingers crossed for her though - however she's no doubt in the pub by now! :)

Jase said...

She worked until about 10.30 pm.
Then woke up at 4.30 this morning when Lauren made a minischule sound and failed to go back to sleep!
Poor dear!
I think I'll get some take-out tonight! (I would take her out for a meal, but Lauren is usually too knackered when she comes homne from Nursery.)

James said...

When will we find out the result, btw?

Out of interest, I'm giving a lecture in a few weeks on how personality determines work and revision styles, where I'm going to knock heads together in a "don't cram the night before!" kind of way. ;-)

Having said that, I'm pretty sure that Serena wouldn't let herself be anything other that the top of her game. I'm hoping to hear the good news soon. If the wind blows too hard today, my fingers may get stuck in their crossed position!

GF said...

Is it not got a lot to do with fear of failre too, and the self-depreciating view that they're not good enough and need to keep revising because that fear is too great?

Those people who still wish to succeed and have drive to do well, but are realistic about what will happen if they fail get less stressed and have a different approach to study?

James said...

That's pretty much it - but we also have to consider the *finite* limit of information that can be absorbed in a short space of time (ie. a day). You can revise all you want the night before, but in all honestly, the amount that actually gets through to be available for recall the next day is a vastly reduced pool of what you read the night before. Better to have the night off and let what you've already revised settle in so that you avoid faulty recall. Percolate it, you might say.

GF said...

Sounds very much like the theory I studied when I was mean to be studying if that makes sense?

I've a LOT to thank Tony Buzan for! :)