Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Junior Cert Results




So.. the results came in today.. bit disappointed to be honest..

In a way, I'm glad my results weren't as high as I had expected, because even I feel myself getting lazier and lazier with every 'A' I received in a test. In my Mocks, which is a set of practice exams we did back in February, I got 9 'A's and 2 'B's and obviously, with that in mind, I didn't put in half the effort that was needed to attain grades that high in the actual exams in June. I left my studying until late May, thinking with just a week or two of study, that I could score high again, but boy was I wrong.

Okay, so I know that you aren't supposed to give silly excuses, just accept that whatever you see on the sheet is a reflection on how much work and effort you bothered to put in, and I do accept that to a high extent, but some part of me can't help but hold my School accountable for partial blame. 
For the Mocks, our own teachers were given our exams to correct, and I can't help but think that this shouldn't be the case from now on. No matter how much your teachers love or hate you, no matter your relationship with varies teachers, they, as humans I believe, will be even the slightest bit biased toward you and your paper when correcting, and, said with no intended arrogance or conceitedness, most, if not all, of the teachers in my School knew of and liked me. I feel like that had something to do with my getting so many 'A's in the Mocks and were I not to have been given those 'A's, I would've worked much harder.

I apologise for that paragraph of pure complaining, that was my first and only on the topic. I'm going to try use this experience as a source of motivation for the long run, the end of which is the Leaving Cert. I'm well aware of my capabilities, when I do and do not work, and plan on making sure I don't make the same mistake again, and I know myself I'm not exactly the one to be giving advice, but to anyone who reads this, whether you're in a situation similar to the one I'm in or not, we need to stop waiting for good things to come along. Sure, once in a while you might be gifted with such without much effort on your behalf, but take it from me, you will only truly achieve success if you take action yourself. 

I'll stop now before I start to sound like one of those motivational speakers and lose the few actually reading this post. 
That's all on my mind at the moment, hope you found this somewhat useful or at least, briefly entertaining, and I'll see (speak to) you guys later!

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