Try your best – and maybe succeed!

17th January 2013

This week I’ve been busy revising for a test that I took today. I feel like it went okay but we shall so soon see. Introduction to Physical Geography isn’t particularly my favourite module.

Last Friday I got my results back from the phase test I took before Christmas. It was for the module Environment, Society and Sustainability. I did so much revision for the test, you have no idea. Every day for weeks and weeks up until the exam. I made so many notes, learnt the lectures off by heart and did extra reading. I was determined to do well and I am determined to achieve a great grade for my degree.

My lecturer put the scores on the board next to our student number, so that only you could know your own score. I got 91%! I then looked through the rest of the results for the class and realised that I had the highest score. The highest score out of 80 people! :D I couldn’t believe it! Our lecturer also showed us a graph showing the results within different percentage ranges and I was that one person who got between 90% and 100%. I was so happy, and everyone else seemed to be really happy for me. It wasn’t like that at college. But then again I failed most things I did at college.

For the first time in my life I feel like I’m achieving. It’s not just getting the highest grade in the class. Getting 1st in my assignments, and even 100% in one, it just feels so great! I work hard towards everything I do, but with college I never felt like any of it was worth it. I finally feel motivated. I feel like I can get a 1st in my degree and then go on to do a postgraduate course. I have a few in mind but I will just have to see where life takes me.

I also have an exciting side project which I haven’t blogged about as I’m trying to keep pretty secret at the moment. I’m not sure I’m even allowed to discuss it. It’s something that I have always wanted to do and now it finally looks like it is going somewhere. It may not end up anywhere but at least I will know that I’ve tried and I’ve tried my best.

I bet that has wet your appetite haha. :P

Tyrone is coming over to Liverpool with weekend to relieve me of my boredom (revision really takes the life out of you!). We are both trying to save some money so we will be on the hunt for things to do on the cheap. The museums are always pretty good and most of them in Liverpool are free entry. However, there’s a comic book fair on Sunday so we may both be digging deep to find some cash!

The reason we are saving money? We are going on holiday together in July. :) My mum and dad are flying out to Portugal to spend two weeks at the villa we always stay at every summer. Tyrone and I are flying out to spend the last week with my parents. We bought our flights a week ago and now we need to save spending money and money for the taxi to the airport. I’ve never travelled without my parents before so it’s going to be an experience. I’m really looking forward to the break.

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  1. 91%!!!! That’s incredible! Do you know how good that is for a university? You must have worked so hard for it, you really deserve that result! Hope the rest of your exams go that well!

    Liverpool museums are boss, 3rd floor of the World Museum is my favourite place =p
    Where is this comic book fair?! I want to go!

  2. Bhairavi

    Congrats on getting the highest marks in the class, Holly! Just like you, when I started experiencing these things now when I started with college… it really makes you happy!

    I hope you have a great weekend with Tyrone and hope you save enough money for this weekend as well as your trip in July!

  3. Cat

    Congrats on getting such a high score! I’m glad your classes are going well!

    Ooh, this does make me curious about your side project. I hope you’ll tell us what it is later :)

    I hope you had a good weekend, and good luck on saving money for your trip!

  4. Michael

    Congrats on your marks, I hate exams. Thank god I only do assignments for my course!

  5. Gretch

    Oh wow~ Congratulations on getting such a high score~! I’m sure you deserve it. Keep it up!

    It’s still a looong way to go but good luck on your trip! It sounds so exciting. Portugal sounds “exotic”. Good luck on saving money for the trip :)

  6. Gretch

    empfire

    Oh wow~ Congratulations on getting such a high score~! I’m sure you deserve it. Keep it up!

    It’s still a looong way to go but good luck on your trip! It sounds so exciting. Portugal sounds “exotic”. Good luck on saving money for the trip :)