Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Exams, exams, exams!

Hello everyone, I hope you are well. As the title for this entry suggests, this blog entry will start with

the rather interesting topic of assessment in the form of examinations. Of course I am being facetious, and exams are not interesting at all (well some of you may enjoy exams, but that’s just a little bit weird in my option), and for those of you reading this that do not have exams, I am rather envious of you! My problem is I still do not know the best revision technique that works for me, which is probably why I find revision monotonous. My first two exams are next week, and I’m really not looking forward to them. I can only do my best, and hopefully the results should reflect my current grades.

Moving on from all this talk of exams, as I’m sure those of you with exams have heard more than enough about them. I had the opportunity to see War Horse the other day at the New London Theatre, and it was amazing! A friend of mind, whom I haven’t seen in a while, asked me if I was free and wanted to see it as he had a spare ticket. I am very glad I went for several reasons. Firstly, the seats we had were amazing! We were sat two rows from the stage, and we could see everything clearly. Another reason was how good the production was. The way they brought the horses to life on stage was executed rather well, and they appeared so real. It is certainly something I would recommend seeing if you get the opportunity to do so.

In travel related news, as I mentioned in a previous blog I was planning on going to Paris for the day after exams with some of my friends on my course. I am pleased to confirm that has now been booked, and on the 4th of June, I will be Paris bound! We haven’t planned entirely what we are going to do, as we are going to do that in detail once exams have finished, but the Eiffel Tower is a must, and we will try to visit the Musée du Louvre as well; I’ve always wanted to see the Mona Lisa up close. Hopefully it won’t be as busy as the photo above when we go to see it!

For now I shall wish you all the best of luck in your exams and revision. Until next time everyone!

Thursday, 10 April 2014

A sigh of relief

Hello again everyone, I hope you are well. I have finally finished all my assignments for my undergraduate degree! All my deadlines have now passed, and all my work has been submitted, including my dissertation, and let me tell you what a relief that was uploading it to TurnItIn. After submitting that, I felt as though a huge weight had been lifted off my shoulder. Hopefully all the hard work I put in will pay off. Although it was a stressful time, I found the whole experience very interesting, and I learnt a great deal about motivation, the subject of my dissertation. I found that praise had an effect on how people are motivated, as well as reward (money, or benefits).

All that being said, it’s not over yet sadly. I still have three exams left which I am not looking forward to. I am not very good at exams, and they always make me super stressed. Revision over the upcoming weeks is going to fun… but after those three exams are over, I will be finished, and will have graduation to look forward to. I most likely will also not have much of a social life until my exams have finished, but it’s not that long to go now.

I will however have one thing to look forward to in the next few weeks. Next week a friend of mine is coming back to the UK after spending 9 months in the Caribbean on a sandwich year work placement, so my friends and I are throwing him a welcome back party. It will be nice to see him again after all this time, and hopefully it should be a good day. I often wonder what it must be like to live somewhere completely different for a long period of time, and it is something I would like to do some day once I have completed my education, although I plan on continuing my education for as long as possible, I believe lifelong learning is essential.

Well that’s it for me this time, I hope you are all working hard and are up to date with all your work, until next time everyone!