Class file~ surviving college.
[LATE POST] It was definitely a tough semester for me. I enrolled late so I was on a different block with my friends (Thank God Cecille agreed to be in the same block with me since we were ‘neighbors’ during the encoding of schedules.HAHAHA). I hated it since I don’t really want to go back to that ‘getting-to-know-your-new-classmates’ stage again. I am lazy in so I had to rely on Cecille for schedules of quizzes and activities. (Oh… how would I survive without Ces.lol)
I am lucky so have some awesome and upright teachers, where you can really learn and get a grade that you really deserve. (Well, except for one though). I kept on complaining how demanding my teachers are and that I couldn’t understand anything but after 5 months, I realized I really did learn a lot. I actually envied some of my friends from others classes who had teachers that were really generous when it comes to grading (hey! They got an A when in fact I had higher RAW SCORES than them! They got exempted for their final exams but our Marketing Plan was wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy more difficult!) I was actually really bitter but I couldn’t do anything.
I also had a sucker schedule because of my 6pm class. Hello. Who wants to study at night?
My midterm grades were fine, I passed all my subjects and reached my ‘scholar grade’. But just like what I said to my counselor, ‘I’m not contented with my grades’ and ‘I’d try harder after midterms’ but before I knew it, it was already finals week. And heck yeah I didn’t remember anything from the after-midterms discussion nor did I do well in my quizzes. I was REALLY disappointed with myself.
Finals week came and I didn’t even bother to really study. (
Hello! WGM rewind + WGM: Teukso + Dream High 2 + Big Bang on Running Man) who would want to study when all of those are available and your internet was fast? HAHAHAHA
The only subject that I studied for was Financial Management. Yes. I spent 5 hours in KetKai reading my Finance book. But for the rest? Nah. I only reviewed for Math and forgot about the rest. I didn’t listen to my Finance teacher nor did I took notes of the discussions and Math was kinda confusing for me.
The rest of the subjects? HAHAHAHA. Please. I really had no idea how to answer them. I was really disappointed with my RS, Philo, Math, and Econ exams. I swear I haven’t read a single handout for RS. (I tried but I couldn’t understand a thing.) And Philo too! Plus! Instead of T or O, I wrote T or F. Fuuuuuuuuuuudge. I was confident before I took my Math exam but that confidence was crushed after. Hello! I didn’t read the choices for multiple choice and they’ve got 2 problems only for the problem solving. The heck. And for Econ, oh boy… I only had 5-10 sure answers there. But I was pretty confident with my Finance, Accounting and Marketing exams. Heeeeehehehehehe =)
Our grades were released last week and I wasn’t really expecting much. Although I prayed for better grades, I thought I didn’t really did my part ( Nasa Diyos and awa, nasa tao and gawa). BUT GOD DIDN’T JUST GAVE ME GOOD GRADES BUT BETTER GRADES!!!!!!
I’m actually the type of girl who will give up her sleep for fangirling matters but not for studying. So how did I manage to pass and get good grades while being a full-time fangirl?
I’ve read a book before about how to survive college life and a part there says that it is important to know yourself and develop your own study habit. Everyone has their own way of studying and it’s not really good to just copy other’s study habit. What kind of a learner are you? Visual? Audio?
As for me, I don’t really study during quizzes and exams. But it is important for me to listen and jot down notes during lectures. It is also important for me to see the lecturer. That’s why during class hours, I tend to sit where I can clearly see and hear my instructor and I also avoid talking to my seat mates. When I sleep/talk during discussions, I pretty sure I’d be in big trouble!
I also know I have a photographic memory (
I discovered that since high school kinda used it in a bad way. I know. I’m regretting it. hahahaha) that’s why I make sure I jot down everything I think is important. If I can write it down, then I have 50% chance that I can remember that during quizzes.
Think about your inspiration too. Why are you studying? For whom? How would they feel if you failed? Motivation.
COMPETITION is good too. Healthy competition. I have friends who had a bet… and I think they used that as motivation. Me too. I have a competition with myself. My opponent? My fangirl self. I actually don’t see fangirling as an obstacle in studying, it’s my motivation. I’d tell myself, ‘I spent the whole day watching _______ or spazzing for _______. With that, I should score high for quiz tomorrow or else I’d stop watching.’ Of course, I don’t to give up my fangirling duties, so I try really hard to achieve high scores.
But what’s really the secret?(It’s not a secret actually) PRAYER. Yes. I do believe in prayers. I always believe that only God can help me. Not my teacher, my classmate nor myself, only HIM. <3