Exactly thirty days from today will come a day when a bunch grad students from Imperial will hold their hands high, some in celebration and others in prayer. This day, which will signify the end of long nights soaked in caffeine and unproductive drowsy mornings. This day of jubilation and relief is only a month away. Yet, this period of 30 days seems like an eternity. And before that beautiful day will come seven days of tribulation. The question, therefore, is will we survive this ordeal to see that lovely day?? *sigh*
The current of state of affairs of my preparation for this exam season are nothing less than chaotic. With time not on my side, it is hard to envisage room for improvements. Despite the pessimism looming over everyone, all I can do is try. Let me try and give you a taste of how my exam preparations are proceeding.
I start revising (more like learning from scratch) a subject and stick with it for while. Very soon, I reach a point where I see no way forward. At this point I jump off to another subject and similar thing happens with that. This continues in a cyclic manner until I reach back to the subject from which I started. I must admit that this may not be the perfect way to go about but it is effective to some extent.
While this continued, I almost celebrated when I finished off studying the lecture notes of one the ‘easier’ subjects, or so I thought until a shattering sound reverberated in my ears. I downloaded a pastpaper and to my utter shock and horror, I was able to solve no more than 20% of it. (Can you hear that shattering sound now??)
The condition is almost hopeless. There seems to be no possible way to cover the complete course in all subjects. While, covering the course doesn’t even guarantee an easy walk. *another sigh*
What is, however, interesting to note is the Facebook status messages of Imperial mates. Every message is redolent of grief, anger and even hopelessness.
All this boils down to the lack of available time, which is exactly the reason for my long term absence. Despite that, I’m sitting in the library with books sticking their tongues out me, and trying to write a blog post!! WHY? Because I received three e-mails in the past 8 days which motivated me to continue writing and reassured me of having an occasional reader.
Let this be the end of my post today. I will try to to keep posting once the exam begins and try to give a feel of it. So wish me luck, and pray that I, and all my friends, survive to see the summer!