The 6 Stages of Revision

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Because i’m currently lodged firmly in stage 4, I figured i’d capture the essence of revision in the only way the internet knows how.

Stage 1. Fear – this stage usually strikes the day that your last lecture ends and you can no longer avoid the fact that you are now, indeed on ‘study leave’.

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Stage 2: Positivity Because no mountain of lecture notes is insurmountable, you’ve passed exams like this before and you’ll do it again. Of course you can get through 2 weeks worth of lectures and practical material in a day! (Note: this stage is often transient)

Stage 3: Boredom – ┬áBecause sitting at a computer reading about public health and cows feet all day gets pretty damned tedious.

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Stage 4: Procrastination – ┬áBecause i’ll get back to revision just as soon as I’ve rearranged my socks into alphabetical order by which animal they feature.

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Stage 5: Lunacy – So you haven’t left your house for a while, and you’re missing human contact, and you start to get a little… odd.

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Stage 6: Despair – Because what’s the point? You’ve left it too late, you’ll never get it all done now. Best start revising for the resits.

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Repeat Stage 1 (usually night before exam)

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Good Luck on Friday!

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Feeling Philoslothical…

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For those of you that know me, you’ll no doubt be very aware that I am generally terrible at keeping in touch and up to date with things like this. But as over the next few months i’ll be going through quite a lot and probably won’t be able to have any kind of social life for the next 18 months, I figured now would be as good a time as any to start recording what it is i’m up to. I have no idea what I’ll be writing, or how often, but I’ll attempt to make it vaguely entertaining, and failing that, my work at least provides endless opportunities for funny pictures of animals, and who doesn’t enjoy that? 

For those of you who don’t know me. Hello. My name is Sarah, I am currently a 4th year Veterinary Medicine student at the Royal Veterinary College, London. I have a Masters in Marine Biology and as you could probably guess, yes, I like animals. Especially the weird, slimey, scaley, bitey ones.  I also like taking photographs of things, painting, skiing, scuba diving, surfing, eating cheese and wearing pyjamas whenever it’s socially acceptable to do so.

At the moment, I’m busy studying for my 4th year final exams, so this also doubles as a fantastic form of procrastination. After Christmas, i’ll be starting my rotations, so between now and when I (hopefully) graduate in 18 months, I will be doing a lot of terrifying (equine), dirty (farm), exciting (zoos, lots and lots of zoo work) and nerve-wracking (surgery) things. I’m not promising to write it all down, but i’ll give it a go.

TTFN, and remember, Owl you need is love.

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