So here we are now, 8 months since my last boards and 5 months away from my next. I don’t plan on going down the same dark alley as I did the last time I was faced with Very Important Examinations That Decide On The Course Of Your Life (V.I.E.T.D.O.T.C.O.Y.L) , so this time around I’m going to work dammit! And not spend nearly as much time on Pinterest and Buzzfeed (sniff oh the horror..however will I survive???)
I came across this blog written by a very motivated high-schooler with a penchant for awakening your inner over-achiever-optimist and so have decided to….
Join the A* Grade challenge.
What is the A* grade challenge, you ask? (Yes, yes I know…let’s just pretend you’re actually interested in this personal update that has no impact whatsoever on your life and is doing nothing to alleviate your boredom right now)
Well it’s a challenge to score A* in all your subjects in the A Levels. I’ll be giving my AS Levels this year and the highest grade is A and I need to secure those grades to make sure I pass with enough credentials to get into a decent college and make something of myself. Unless I get A, getting A* in A Levels will be next to impossible since the final grades of A Levels is an accumulation of your grade 11 and 12 results. (Grade 11 being AS and 12 being A Levels)
Am I boring you? I’m boring you right now, aren’t I? Well my enthusiasm tends to fizzle out and I decided I would post updates to keep myself motivated. Public-shaming can be quite the motivator…even if you do have to suffer through more of these posts
So here’s where I am right now:
- Colourful highlighters—-check.
- Textbooks in place—-check
- New notebooks to make notes of my own all over again—-sadly, check.
- Extra notes off the internet—-check
- Sticky notes on desktop to remind me to get back to studying—-check
- Initial enthusiasm—-check
- Pen, pencil, eraser and ruler—-check
- Intense longing to just give up and go play Assassin’s Creed—–double check
Except for that last part right there, I think I’m pretty much set. Maybe this will help. It better help. All that I did the past 3 days was one chapter of organic chemistry and stare at my bio textbook and physics notes. I had started out this month with optimistic expectations of finishing one chapter from each subject each day…but well, that didn’t exactly work out.
And that was when I saw a new post by Sanam (you know, the previously mentioned motivational high-schooler?) and figured, hey! If it works for her, it could for me. And so was born the cyber-incentive, i.e, posting my progress on a social media. Which is exactly what I plan to do.
Anyway, I’m sorry about the snooze-worthy post, but I needed this to be out there. Even though no one cares.