exams are sad :<

Posted by SixWinged on Sept. 21, 2010, 6:12 a.m.

I have year 12 vce exams in five weeks time. D:

I have been studying non-stop for the last 3 weeks.

I also thought it would be a good idea to return to 64d. You probably noticed I was here for.. a day? and then returned to inactivity. I come bearing a promise that I will allow my brain to formulate words to place on this site instead of in trial exams as soon I am done with school.

It is sad, but I must say good bye :< If I am on 64d in the next five or so weeks, kindly tell me to not be, I can't afford to be.



PY 13 years, 8 months ago

Exams totally suck :(

Leyenda 13 years, 8 months ago

Quote: sixwing
If I am on 64d in the next five or so weeks, kindly tell me to not be, I can't afford to be.
good for you. Stick with the study. You don't want be that 30-year-old guy living with his parents, now do you?

Study hard and get the fuck outta here.

Toast 13 years, 8 months ago

Never heard of winging it have you

Juju 13 years, 8 months ago

Christ dude, relax.

Castypher 13 years, 8 months ago

I do better on exams when I don't study.

There's quite a bit of reasoning behind it, actually.

Leyenda 13 years, 8 months ago

I do better on exams when I don't study.
I think you confuse "study" with "cramming". You can't learn new material without study. But I agree last-minute cramming isn't good.

If you know the material, its better to just get a good nights sleep, relax, and take the test.

Castypher 13 years, 8 months ago

In the nicest way possible:

When it comes to studying for courses (as opposed to studying a language or something more long-term), studying to me means actually setting aside some time to read through books, assignments, and other course materials, and not to the extent of "cramming." And yes, there is a reason I didn't use the word "cramming."

Different people term things differently. Don't correct them. I'm not running off definitions to anyone else so it doesn't matter how much my definition differs from yours.

And again, I mean that in the nicest way possible.

Leyenda 13 years, 8 months ago

kilin, I wasn't trying to criticize you. I honestly thought you were referring to "intensive study before a test" – which is cramming essentially.

So what did you mean when you said you don't study? Not at all? Not ever? Or not before a test?

Rez 13 years, 8 months ago

sixwing it

Castypher 13 years, 8 months ago

I didn't say I never study. I said I tend to do better when I don't. And my definition of studying is explained above. Sometimes I'll flip through notes before an exam to make sure I'm at least familiar with the content.

But when I actually sit for a few hours (usually a few days prior to the exam), that's what I call studying - undivided (mostly) attention to the topics for more than just a few minutes. Then I'll look over everything the night before, and usually right before I go in to take the exam. Note that I said "look over."

This tends to screw me up. And I'm not saying this is the same for everyone. Basically when I try to memorize the more difficult things, I forget the things I wasn't paying particular attention to. Whereas when I don't study, I remember the basics more easily, and they tend to make up the bulk of the exams, while the more difficult ones account for one or two questions.

Still, studying is good, don't let me discourage you from it. I just need to change my tactics someday.

I don't care enough about this to go on, because the thought of exams this early in the semester stresses me out.