Finally, exams are over! I don’t think I could’ve written any more essays, I swear, I was utterly done! These exams were really different from the ones I had in January, for a number of reasons.
First of all, last time exams took place exactly after I got back from the Christmas holidays. And I mean, the next day or so. Which means that my whole revision took place at home. This time, instead, exams took place a good month after I was back, which gave me the opportunity to experience revision at university. And as stressful as it was, I found it quite interesting.
First of all, I never really used the library to revise. I never thought it was useful, too crowded, too distracting. I was so wrong! Out of curiosity, I followed my housemates to the library one morning, and we ended up revising in the lower floor. There are no computers there, unless you bring yours, and since I had printed notes with me I didn’t have to use one (= no distractions). I thought it was a good studying environment, mostly because almost every student was extremely focused, and you could definitely feel that sort of absorption.
Another difference is that, while exams in January took place almost in rapid sequence, this time we were given three or even four days in between. Which was really helpful, even though it also prolonged the agony! I always welcome some extra revision time, but I found myself stressing and panicking over my notes multiple times. I’m just so glad it’s over!
I hope the exams went well, despite some really terrible questions. We’ll see, results should come out next month, fingers crossed! We got an email about results when exams weren’t even finished yet: good job not putting pressure on us! 😉
Anyway, now it’s finally time to enjoy my last days in England, before I fly back to Italy!