So, here we are. The 7th of June 2011.
Could that be more of a soul destroying statement?
Where did it all go? I can’t even remember easter nevermind the mocks at this stage. Then again my memories of yesterday are a bit hazy too.
This time tomorrow we will be half way through English paper one.
Now English paper 1 is indeed my favourite paper of all the upcoming exams. But by god I am terrified. The plan is to spend a few hours this morning revising my ole friends Dickinson, Frost and Hamlet. I quite like Hamlet there’s something quite reassuring about knowing that he will actually without a doubt be on the paper. Unlike my dear friends Dickinson and Frost. Now before anyone thinks I’m a fool for not having more then those two prepared I could write about Boland in my sleep and I will probably look over Yeats tomorrow night. Knowing my luck the other four will appear on the paper. But if that happens then I have another hour to spend on Hamlet. It’s not the end of the world guys if the poet you prepared doesn’t come up. Its 12.5% and yes it’s a lot but it could be worse.
Paper 1 I love. Paper 2 and I have a mixed relationship.
You don’t see people worrying about whether a certain question comprehension or question b will come up. Whereas the entire country is praying for Boland(ot whoever else) Bit ridiculous to have your entry to a degree depend on pot luck.
But that’s the way it is. If my preferred poet doesn’t appeaar on thursday I will most likely be purchasing a naggin after.
Enough rants about English it’s happening whether we like it or not. My sympathies go out to those who have Home ec tomorrow. Bit unfair on the first day of exams I must say. Speaking of unfair timetables who on earth decided it was a good idea to put french and history on the same day!
I had the same set up for my mocks but history was on in the morning and french in the evening. A1 in history D2 in french. I think that speaks for itself.
Next week is a very busy week for me, 6 exams in 4 days, and I have no doubt that my entire weekend will be spent revising irish. The bane of my life. I really wish I’d dropped to pass, I’m not counting it and I might have been actually able to learn how to do maths rather then the cramming I did yesterday. But my own pride wouldnt let me. I have a thing about the pink paper I just wouldnt adjust well to the blue.
Am I scared? Oh yes, I really am.
I’ve always done well under pressure but this is just another league of nerves. Sleep is an unknown idea for me. And no I am not up all hours studying.
My plan for today is spend a few hours this morning going over paper 2, not panic myself, answer the phone to relatives from around the world telling me that they’re thinking about me. (Prayers would help more but you can’t really force religion on people). Try not to panic myself, keep away from facebook and boards, and then some reading over paper one in the evening make sure I know all the times etc. Then hopefully an early evening with a disney movie (never fails).
So yeah this is it. I’l be back at the weekend to fill in the next few days events. Hopefully won’t be to crazy and there won’t be any tears.
Good luck to everyone, just remember we all feel the same. You can only do as well as you think you will. So get those positive thinking caps on and imagine yourself a month from now sunbathing in the rain, just because you can.