Monday 19 March 2018

I wasn't strategic with my choices... the mountain of information is overwhelming

Bobbi Nic Eoin Picture: Domnick Walsh
Bobbi Nic Eoin Picture: Domnick Walsh

Bobbi Nic Eoin

At least it was marginally better than Paper One. I have come to the concrete conclusion that Maths is not my forte and will never be a strong, sturdy subject for me. It's over now and it is a huge relief.

Hopefully I will never need to read from a log table again. I read online that someone "started drawing random triangles today hoping to get attempt marks". Perfectly logical to me!

Irish was pretty fair, the titles were perfect and it seems that everyone had covered and studied at least two of the themes. I'm lucky to live in a Gaeltacht area. The extra percentage I will receive for sitting my exams through Irish could bring me from one grade to the next and this is a huge benefit.

In the Irish exam, I wrote about violence in the world, which wasn't difficult if you keep up to date with current affairs.

However, I'd understand if the only news in your life right now is the Leaving Cert. I keep thinking of when it will be over.

"Nuair a bhíonn an t-ól istigh bíonn an chiall amuigh." I think a huge proportion of students will be able to relate to this saying when the exams are over.

Yesterday was tiring but today is going to be much more daunting and demanding. Chronic fatigue has definitely set in. Yesterday morning, when I looked in the mirror, I thought I resembled a skeleton; you couldn't sell the dark bags under my eyes in a pawn shop.

The mountain of information I'm expected to store in my brain for today is slightly overwhelming. I actually like both Irish and Biology, but I'm not sure if I can keep these large amounts of subject matter in my head for the full duration of the day. Someone on Twitter said: "Someone issue an arrest warrant for the creature who suggested that Irish Paper 2 and Biology should be on the same day."

I wasn't a very strategic student in choosing my subjects. I am studying Biology, Chemistry and History. Biology and History have so much information in them. Chemistry is complicated, so I always try to physically comprehend what I'm actually learning.

I'm utterly ecstatic that today is the day before my second last day.

I have the hardest day of exams today, then History the day after… Then I have a five-day break, until Chemistry and Spanish. But that will be the last day.

Those five wondrous days will be a teaser taste of freedom. Then it will be over and I won't have to think or contemplate it until we receive our results that will dictate our futures. "Is maith an scéalaí an aimsir." I still have Irish floating around in my subconscious.

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