Don’t wait for 11th hour
My pre-sent up exams were coming and I had practically lost track of everything. As
I’ve always been the ‘eleventh hour girl”, I keep procrastinating things for later and so was the case of my revision.
By the time my exams were a week away, I had started getting that horrible pain in my stomach. I had done some revision work but so much was left to be revised and I became frantic. I plunged myself into the sea of books and tried to study more in a week than I had done in a month’s time.
Under tremendous pressure to finish my revision, I started revising in a highly inorganised way. I panicked a lot. I stayed till late night and woke up late. Missing breakfast almost became my daily ritual. Come to think about it now, this style of revising did me more harm than good.
On the day of my first exam, a thick fog of foreboding enveloped my vision and I quivered in fear thinking about the exam.
My head felt heavy, my ears were ringing and I had dark circles under my eyes due to inadequate sleep. Our exam was due to start at noon and I had two-three hours left. I picked up my book and tried to go through the many pages that were still untouched.
On the way to the examination hall, my heart thumped so loudly that I was afraid it might explode. And I still had not finished my revision. With each step I took towards the hall, I became increasingly nervous and also regretted bitterly for not having started my revision on time.
This incident taught me to never keep things for the last moment or you’ll have to suffer just as I did.
My exams got over today and I’m on a two week holiday. After the holidays we have another sent-up exam. I’m going to utilise these15 days to the fullest so I won’t have to suffer at the eleventh hour.