YO~!! :’D Midway through the school week now and all’s good eh~ :’)
I do hope you are happy and smiling because I’m about to bore you to death with my next part in the CHRONICLES OF JACKY 8D xD… Academia -.-‘
»»I am currently studying in Year 13; Last year of High School before University ^^”
»» Subjects; Economics, Maths, Geography
»»My GCSEs weren’t great for what I’m aiming for; 6A*s 2As 2Bs
»»AS Levels (Max A)
-Economics —> A —> Predicted *
-Maths —> A —> Predicted *
-Geography —> A —> Predicted *
-Biology —> A —> Dropped
»»I hope to go to either LSE or UCL and study Economics (L100) or Economics with a Year Abroad respectively~ ^^
»»I started getting tutored back when I was approximately 6 years old by private tutors (mostly uni students looking to make money for teaching addition and subtraction in maths. :3).
»»From then I have always had some form of extra study through to now, whereby I am part of Kumon (Mathematics Tuition). o:
»»That kind of explains why I have always been ahead of everybody in my class with maths T.T’
»»I find my academic performance of great importance. Very little things come before education for me~ D: Good/bad thing? I don’t know. I just hope it gets me somewhere in the future :’D
»»I have had the thinking; ‘Study hard today for an easy life in the future’ hammered in by my mum for the last 17 years. :D
»»Apparently, after looking at the Imperial College Health Centre. I am classed as being a Perfectionist Student~ o: But what does that mean;
-denial of vulnerability, wanting total control
-critical of the “system”, passive-aggressive
-sets impossible goals, so never feels “good enough” or “safe enough”
-obsessive, workaholic tendencies; or procrastination
^That is so me :[ xD
During these stressful times of exams and stress, I thought i’d be appropriate to share the ways in which I revise. This is not necessarily the most effective way for you~ BE WARNED >:DD EVERYBODY BE DIFFERENT :’D
I learnt a lot of these through asian methods of revising hard from my cousin who is a studying beast D: She studies so much that it scares me T.T’ BUT HERE WE GOO~ :D
»»Never stay up the night before the exam
»»Review and Review your notes until you fall asleep. Your brain has the capability of reviewing the things you’ve learned just until you fall asleep, do your best to memorise as much as possible.
»»Only things on your desk should be your book and a pencil. Get rid of anything that can distract you (e.g. food, phone etc.)
»»The internet is a monster that steals your time >:[ Only use the internet for past papers or when researching.
»»When you’re studying, only study. Concentration shouldn’t be misled due to music. Although I listen to music personally, It’s music that I cannot follow lyrics to and therefore just background noise for me.
»»Think of all subjects as one subject. Sometimes a subject intertwines with another and answers might be found in other subjects rather than the exam subject you are taking.
»»Be neat and tidy with your revision notes.
»»DO PAST PAPERS. <—— Don’t be discouraged if you get low marks. Keep on trying and review the areas that are putting you down over and over.
»»Follow a Study Plan. I draw up an appropriate study plan for myself. This tells me my learning schedule and what I should be doing each day.
»»Manage Your Time Well;
-Make a detailed schedule of your time. Details such as ‘Within this given time, I will solve ‘x’ number of Maths problems.’ This gives a clearer view of your objective.
-Use left over time wisely. Rest time should be scheduled to 10 minutes. Then use the times such as after meals, while going back and forth, or while on the bus to review. You will discover a lot of that valuable time in a 24-hour period.
»»21 days before the exams (3 weeks); start to adjust yourself to a good sleeping routine. To sleep well and to be fresh at all times is the best remedy. ^^
»»Studying will always be part of your life. Throughout the rest of your life, studying will become a part of your daily schedule :D~ There will also be various numbers of exams in the future throughout your life as well; this will help you learn to be more efficient and build up confidence :3
»»Be confident about your exam preparation.
-Applicable capability and reasoning ability take up 20% of math. Most of it is just to use basic formulae, LEARN THOSE FORMULAE :D
- Just like learning the times table, you must use formulae to repeatedly practice problems. If you know the formulae off by heart, using those there can earn you 80%+ in math.
-Graph problems. Picturing problems is the golden key to solving many mathematics equation questions.
-Style of Writing. Recognise that different subjects require different ways of writing and therefore practice the different styles as much as possible by doing past papers or whatnot :D
-Read and Read Again. Read what the examiner is saying and read again to comprehend, underlining the key words to understand what the examiner wants in the essay.
-Understand the Context. The text and study material provide the information you need and what context your essay needs to be.
ZOMG~ Today was such a happy day for me o.o’ So many good and happy things were happening and plus the weather was good which helps to lighten up the mood does it not? :’DD
YAYAYAYA~ FIRSTLY. let’s do this in chronological order from morning to now :’D~ Waking up to find Xiao Long Baos on the kitchen table of which I happily took advantage of and NOM’D THEM DOWN >:DD NOMNOMNOM~ :3 So nice :’D xD
School was just not really school because I only had 2 hours of school to do :3 so yeah~ But then in the middle of school I got a random ass text from Milky >:[ Whom I actually havn’t spoken to in YONKSS D: Yes. I’m going to call her Milky and not her real name because I am cool, yo!~ :’D
BUT YAHHH~ she had excellent news which made me happy :DD Maybe it’s just me being nerdy but I was genuinely happy for her getting what you can see below :3;
It was an assessed assignment in Uni and to get a grade like that means we all know a first class honours degree is coming our way ;D!!~ WELL DONE MILKS ^0^”
My driving lesson went really well today o: like SMOOTH~ :3 AWW YEAAA~ :’D I think i’ll be ready to take the test with just a little more practice ^0^
The weather was really nice aswell o: makes me happy even moarrr~!! :D
Llammy gets excellent, but predicted news from Birmingham university ;D Hearing friends getting offers makes me so happy :] Especially when they get all depressed about it beforehand saying that they won’t get in ;D
I Believe in Yoooohhh~ Still Blubbs and Nooby.
FITHFFTHFTHLY ? LOL :’D My spelling. :3
SNSD ALBUM ASFHLASKFHLKASFHLKASHFLKASHFLKASH ARRIVED
Need i say moar about how happy I am about this if i’m spazzing out~? :3 PAHAH :’DDDD!!!!~ <33333
AND FINALLY~ IT BE MARKY’S BIRTHDAY :’DD
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY FRIEND MARK, ONE OF MY FELLOW SONES<3 :’D
You are now officially an adult marky :3 In the UK, anyway :D xD
-nodnod- THAT WILL BE ALL :’D GOOD DAY ALL IN ALL :D
Hmmm~ NOW GO CHECK OUT THE POSTS OF MY FELLOW 366ers :’D;
(^-^)v PEACE OUT!~ :3 xD