If you are a frequent visitor to the student blogs you may have noticed that there is an air of silence surrounding us and the few words that are typed in quick breaks tend to be about revision or exams.
I’ve discovered in the last few weeks that revision brings out the best and the worst in people. The lazy attempt to pull their socks up (even though this is about six months too late), and the keen take on new levels of motivation and EVERYONE has a little bit of stress!
I find myself with more motivation and procrastination as the days go on as I burst through lots of work, then tidy my room, clean the house or complain about everything.
I have also found that revision has made me never leave my house. Even in this beautiful weather I find myself locked in my room, yes with the windows wide open letting in the sounds of society, but closed away from the sun and civilisation. I am not saying this is a bad thing because as I have pale skin I wouldn’t really be out in the sun anyway, unless covered in sun lotion that can only be described as making me even paler, but when I do venture outside I find myself feeling like I have been isolated from everything as well as time.
On Friday I had my first essay based exam for my ‘Thinking For and Against the Victorians’ module and after I stepped out of the exam room and walked across Victoria Park I realised that this was the first time I had been out of the house since Tuesday. I’d been in my garden but not outside where other people are!
So here is the ‘isolation theory’ – revision is a horrible time where your best friends become note cards and colourful pens and the society seems so far away that you window could be a television,but it ends, and really there should be breaks from it.
Once my exam is over tomorrow at 5.00 pm my isolation period will be over and I can greet society and wait for my other theory that good weather only lasts until the exams are over.
Now here are some pictures of my best friends- note cards and colourful pens.