One of the sentences you are bound to hear a million times over, whilst a student, is “Don’t leave it to the last minute”.
Now this can apply to a variety of things; a project, studying for an exam, an essay and any other form of homework or class preparation you can think of. Even though a lot of you don’t want to hear it, it’s true. You can never be sure of what’s going to happen within the period of a few days and there are a lot of things that could possibly go wrong, that prevent you from doing that last minute cramming.
This is something that has happened to me recently. Next Tuesday I have an exam and unfortunately today I have woken up with a throbbing headache and a resulting lack of motivation.
If I wasn’t at all prepared for this exam I would be seriously worried now, with only a couple of days left to study, a stack of papers to get through and a thumping headache preventing me from starting. My only solution would be to work through the pain and to be honest my study session probably wouldn’t be very successful (as I really don’t work well when I’m ill!).
Fortunately for me, I planned ahead. The majority of my course material is already logged in my mind and so I don’t have to stress. I can take a day off to get better, leave my final recap for tomorrow and despite this unfortunate development, still get a decent mark in my exam. 🙂
Torey: 1 – Sod’s Law: 0