Oh revision, my old pal. You never cease to visit me every Christmas do you? And every Easter, you are so thoughtful that way…
Yes this is another revision angst post and yes this is mostly a procrastinatory revision angst post. I seem to spend my entire life plonked down at our kitchen table, books spread like margarine all over said table precariously adding to the teetering tower of coffee mugs that gets gradually taller throughout the day.
It is more than a little depressing to have nothing more to do with your life than sit and learn neuroanatomy from day to day. On the bright side, one of our anatomy tutors is frankly hilarious and his emails/ e-learning resources brighten up revision considerably. For instance:
I asked him a question by email and I get this response:
Sent from my IPhone: Android is for suckers.
I probably laughed more than I should have at that, but in my defence revision does send me mildly insane and delirious.
Does anyone else have the need to consume endless chocolate when revising? I do. I’m convinced that over exams I should put on more than half of my body weight again from the number of Smarties that I eat. Smarties are particularly good for revision motivation as you can make a to-do list and put a Smartie next to each item so that when you complete it, you get to eat it! What could be better? My issue is that I just eat them all after achieving one thing on my list, and then move onto the biscuits.
I am of course completely exaggerating. Though I am partial to a packet of Smarties here and there when revising.
To be fair, this year I have drastically cut out my procrastination. I used to be a queen but I seem to be flunking my procrastination class this year. This is, of course, wonderful for my marks. I used to do anything to get out of revision, including pulling out the fridge/freezer to clean behind it something that never otherwise gets done. I also pick back up old hobbies whilst I have no time for them, such as writing. I am in the process of writing a book but I am useless at writing with any regularity and yes, you guessed it, I suddenly get the urge to get writing regularly again when the revision season comes around… typical. Still I’m much better these days and can survive most of the day without procrastination.
She says…. writing a procrastinatory blog post.
Well on that note, I will leave you and return to the coffee cup mountain covered with worksheet snow.
Farewell, see you on the other side of exams. Best of luck with any of your revision everyone.
Thank you for reading!