ok guys, I wanted to write on this yesterday, but I couldn’t remember the topic, so I put it off.
BUT NOW I FINALLY CAN. SO HERE, I PRESENT TO YOU, THIS POST.
here, I’ll be describing what goes inside my mind when I was studying for my social studies exam.
let’s start with thursday night. After 2 and a half hours of gruelling tuition, I went home took a 30 minute break and sat to start studying. I studied, or tried to, for 2 hours. But those two hours had 15 minute breaks each and guess what? I slept in one of those breaks.
Now, here’s the real deal, when I have to study, like no option but study, I get such an AHMAZING urge to sleep and I manage to sleep like, deep sleep in under 5 minutes. I’m not even kidding. I went to lie down and set an alarm for 15 minutes *incase I slept* and guess what, the next I knew, I FREAKING SLEPT AND WOKE UP IN 15 MINUTES AND FELT WELL RESTED.
now. do you see why I can actually study medicine?
ok now, so, after waking up and trying to study *one more chapter*, I gave up. I went ‘I got 39 in my last paper. I didn’t even read one chapter, I CAN HANDLE THIS’. But then, I did not want to feel guilty later, so I decided, I’m going to do, what I do best, watch chapter videos on youtube at *2 speed. Another one of my procrastinator things, I NEVER, and get this, NEVER watch study videos. I mean, I know Kota Factory guy aced exams with that but watching videos and studying is not really my style. Also I have math and science tuition, so for those subjects, I really don’t need to watch videos. BUT. I’ve started this thing. Before SST exam or Hindi exam, I binge watch chapter videos at *2 speed. Watching them at normal speed just feels so boring and I for some reason can’t focus.
Also, exactly when I have to use youtube to study, other videos become IRRESTIBLE to me. It’s like, the world of good youtube opens up RIGHT THERE at that specific time. I’m not even kidding. I don’t have t watch yt for sst right now, so it’s completely normal. When I do have to watch it, it gets so hard to avoid the other videos!! I can’t believe an algorithm can be so tempting.
I watched videos of nearly the whole syllabus except of one chapter. At this point I don’t remember the chapter nor the sub division SOOOO let’s move on. Then I was supposed to sleep. It was 12 or something and I had to wake up at 6 the next day. Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut, I was reading Evelyn Hugo! And there were only 30 more pages left….I surely could finish that in 15 minutes right? Nope🙂
For one, I was reading on my phone, and anyone who has read on phone knows that completing 1 page is basically flipping through 4 pages. ifykyk. so I did complete 5 pages? 10? I don’t remember. All I remember was my tragic night, knowing I have to sleep without finishing the book and finding out the biggest mystery of all. freaking exams. ooof.
Then the next morning, I woke up at 6. I was all, ‘yeah 1 hour is enough. I’ll do map and then revise that chapter and the whole syllabus’ even though the whole syllabus is 7 chapters. Don’t let the number fool you, history chapter is like 16 pages long. So sure I could revise everything + map + study one chapter I hadn’t in 60 minutes.
You guessed it, I couldn’t. I only kindof revises map and since I hadn’t studied it the whole year…that wasn’t oo much of a success. Then I go to school and everyone’s map-ing. We don’t really study map, it’s just too much. At least for me. Wait let me show you guys map syllabus.
see???? that stuff is too much for me. WAYYY too much.
So yeah, exam happened. I think I did good. out of 3 marks for map, I definitely lost 1. well, what’s done is done.
This is basically my sst exam preparation. ZD. It was fun writing this. Gibberish to me in the comments below!