Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
x Turn on thread page Beta
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I :love: my new siggy!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I probably should have specified that I was only offering *maths* help. My knowledge of the use of symbolism in 16th century European theatre seems to be lacking at the moment...
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    that bump kind of worked.... or is this all just my imagination?
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cexy)
    I probably should have specified that I was only offering *maths* help. My knowledge of the use of symbolism in 16th century European theatre seems to be lacking at the moment...
    Heehee, we know what you mean.
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    i never knew the true meaning of exam stress until now. I spent all of last week revising close to non stop, spending all day in the library. By the end of the week I felt mentally exhausted. So far I've done 3 of my 6 exams which are all this week, but I've totally run myself in to the ground. The first exam was terrible, which was a disaster given the amount of time I spent revising for it, the second exam was a disappointment because it was definitely stuff I should have been able to do, and it sounds like lots of other people did quite well on it. The third exam I think I did ok on, but everyone came out saying how easy it was, which just puts me back where I was. I am absolutely exhausted from constant exam-revise-another exam-revise again, I'm feeling weak, sick, I have a horrible sore throat and I can't see how I have possibly done myself justice this year. My hygeine is terrible because I haven't the time to tidy my room or wash clothes, and don't have the time to cook nor the appetite.

    6 exams should not be done in 1 week, it is wrong! It's going to take me weeks to recover from this.

    </rant>
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Cexy)
    I probably should have specified that I was only offering *maths* help. My knowledge of the use of symbolism in 16th century European theatre seems to be lacking at the moment...

    And mine :p:

    I feel totally and utterly hopeless now. That exam was just vile. There were some beautiful questions on stuff I hadn't revised, but the ones on topics I had done were on such marginal aspects of the course that I struggled to get much relevant detail in. Tomorrow's is on the same course but in more detail - I honestly don't know what I'll do if that one is bad as well.
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    WOAH!

    that bump worked, Camfo. I thought it was just me and FTB keeping the thread alive!

    Just had my first 2 exams, 2 in one day! eeep! but it went fine. i think i wrote fairly coherently. on one paper, there was an identical question (C19th city planning) to one from a past paper, which i'd done as an essay plan the night before! woo.

    also have discovered the delights of the UL. it is possible to have a really productive day of revision, combined with being sociable (the UL tea room rocks!).

    so i'll be in there most of the time when i'm not in exams over the next week! except tonight - i need my computer for construction revision

    and friday at 4:30, my holiday begins!
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    I'm really tired after today. I agree with what Willa said - our exam schedule is horrible. I didn't know that people thought the first one today went well, which is quite depressing. And now we go into doing paper 2s and they're all stupid.

    Nevermind! It'll be over on Friday.
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    I think if I continue like today, I'll be heading straight for the Cam on Friday. And I don't mean to go rowing (for bloody once!)
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    :hugs: to all :hugs: Awww, esp. Will, I remember you panicing last year and saying 'If I'm graded as a CompSci rather than a NatSci, I'm not even going to pass...' and voila, a 1st IIRC :p: Chin up!
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Oh, Will'll be fine, I'm sure (too many l's all together though!). The boy said yesterday morning's was moderate and this afternoon was quite good, but I'm not sure if they were the same papers as yours.

    I have chocolate now, the world is a better place. And I figure there HAVE to be some questions I can answer decently tomorrow; they've exhausted all the topics I don't know!
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    If you come to CUSAGC lunch, i can guarantee more chocolate!
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    Nice avatar
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    I dont want to give the impression that I'm going to fail, I dont think I'm doing that badly. But rather, I'm just disappointed that I think I am performing below my ability in these exams. I know I should have the ability to approach a tough question and get the answer out, yet I can't seem to do that, which is dragging my performance down. Fingers crossed the next 3 pick up though, I'm trying to relax more about them, and have decided to take the risk to focus on particular areas which are my strengths and hope the weak areas dont turn up!
    Offline

    20
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Willa)
    I dont want to give the impression that I'm going to fail, I dont think I'm doing that badly. But rather, I'm just disappointed that I think I am performing below my ability in these exams. I know I should have the ability to approach a tough question and get the answer out, yet I can't seem to do that, which is dragging my performance down. Fingers crossed the next 3 pick up though, I'm trying to relax more about them, and have decided to take the risk to focus on particular areas which are my strengths and hope the weak areas dont turn up!
    Yeah, that was what I did today...
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    I dunno, what worries me about my exams is I have literally no idea whether I'm doing too little or too much. The economists here at College have become crazily secretive and no-one is divulging anything. I don't obv. want people's notes, just to know whether quantity wise I'm on the right track, and the fact I have literally no idea. Contrast this with my philosphy friends who work and revise together.
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    Just to add a random moan of my own...

    I've not seen anyone else's work at all here, ever. Its a big jump from school when you know how and what everyone is doing; here, I've got no yardstick and have no idea whether its good or bad. So far it seems to ahve been overwhelmingly bad...
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    when do you prelims lot get results?
    Offline

    15
    ReputationRep:
    No idea... too long is the answer I'd give! I believe its close to May week...

    Seems like the "leave-all-the-work-until-the-last-minute" ethos of the average History student has rubbed off on teh faculty; they have all the term to mark them, and only give the marks out close to teh end of term... :p:
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by Willa)
    Fingers crossed the next 3 pick up though, I'm trying to relax more about them, and have decided to take the risk to focus on particular areas which are my strengths and hope the weak areas dont turn up!
    I always totally crapped up at least one paper, like 50%, but if you nail the bits you know in the others then it all goes alright. There were some real 'gift' courses in third year too .

    Btw: Does anyone know if 'Dani California' by the Chilis is based on any older song? Every time I listen to it it's reminding me of something and I can't put my finger on it.

    A.
 
 
 
Poll
Are you going to a festival?

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.