Tuesday, 26 August 2008

Expriments with Exams.....

Aim: To check what hppens when I, Mystique, write a maths exam with minimal study. Sadly my spirit or whatever doesn't allow me to go with NO study. Which was my original plan.

Apparatus: Myst, maths notes, a i-don't-give-a-rats-ass attitude.

Theory and procedure:
After about a dozen nervous scream-around-house sessions and feelings that I didn't like much, i gave up studying, although I did glnce through my notes, which kinda invalidates the whole thing......
I decided the exam really wasn't worth th crap tension i was taking. therefore, no study. this was to be n exercise in getting over the stress and terror i go through. True, it is deep disrespect to my teahers, but whatever, this is the last year I cn experiment like this......I thought maybe it'd help if i slippd out of the tradition of last minute study crazy panic....
Result: the paper was almost ridiculous in its simplicity, even though i did leave all the trigo questions. what I did write is mostly correct. 70s expectd, and I'm happy,.
Ah how the mighty fall, just two years ago I'd get soo pissed with anything below 95.
shudder.

8 comments:

Raz said...

I wish I could see that sort of thing as an 'experiment', sadly I just never revise because I am very lazy. Worrying. My standards have slipped too. Anything in the A category would please me now, whereas anything less than 95% would have annoyed me a while back. How times change when you begin to appreciate the internet more.

taurius1 said...

My my... you're growin up.
Welcome to my world. ^_^

I managed to give the GRE without studyin, and come out with a 1350. :D

The Dude said...

"...just two years ago I'd get soo pissed with anything below 95."

I wont condone not studying, cos thats neither right nor fair - but imho, its good that youre not killing yourself over a stupid grade that doesnt prove anything or make you a better or worse person.
Do your best, but these things are not the be all and end all of life.
It sounds like it went well, congrats, good for you. Be cool.
Cheers..

Tiger said...

cool.. exams are boring

Arr0w said...

When people step out of school and into IIT coaching classes, scores drop from 92% to 40%...which is still above average...Now THAT'S lowering of standards...(A real hit to the self esteem, too :(...)

Mystique said...

2 raz: well, your standards are still higher than mine....

2 taurius: lol true

2 dude: yeah see? grades DON"T matter!!

2 tiger: buh-leeeve me!

2 arr0w: true. you've been there?

Janani said...

join the club.........

Espèra said...

Somebody's damn good at maths.
=D