Blog Post #6

Practice Makes Perfect

With exams less than a month away, fear of my first exam season, and of disappointing my parents and myself floods me. In high school, my exam preparation well-equipped me, or at least sufficed. Even though my courses were difficult, the workload still didn’t compare to university. The constant feeling of falling behind on my courses and all the work to be done leaves me worried about my marks. I find myself consistently thinking: will I do well? Will I pass? I know that Queen’s has numerous resources to help me prepare for my exams and do well in my courses, but that doesn’t really help alleviate me of my fears. I’m overwhelmed and feel the need to spend all day and night studying and preparing. What I’ve come to realize is that that studying 24/7 is both impractical and draining to my mental and physical health.

At the end of the day, although striving to accomplish the highest standing in my academics holds some importance, it's not everything. It’s important for me to take the time out of my day to relax and appreciate life, no matter how much work I might have waiting for me. As these past few months have gone by, I’ve been working to improve my time management skills, study more effectively and find a balance between schoolwork and hanging out with my friends. I haven’t quite mastered this yet and while I am still scared for the upcoming exam season, I am also positive that whatever is meant to be will be. All I can do is put my best foot forward and work towards my success. No matter the outcome, I will take this as a learning experience and work towards implementing this in my future endeavors.

By: Anonymous