Finished my last exam today, French, lasting 1:30-5PM, was a bit long, but oh well, last ever French exam I'm sitting (hopeful lack of repeats withstanding).
Reading was strange, had a comprehension about addiction to suntanning that referred to UV rays as a drug, a listening paper about Church Bells and a translation about someone's iPhone screen exploding and blinding their right eye.
All in all went okay.
Got to go to work for 2 hours tomorrow then I'm off for 2 weeks, going on holiday to Wales for a week and England for a week with family, then off to Mexico in August with my dad. >.<
Had a pretty awful exam today, to say the least.
Went in and absolutely mind spasm'd, looked at the blank page and panicked. Looking at it now I find it quite funny as that's the only time I've ever had it to me, and my English teacher for that module is the only teacher who has ever given us practice on conquering our fear of the blank page -.-
Both essays had to be written about women and their representation in the 1920s (novel), and in the second essay in two poems written in the '60s and '80s. What made it even worse was you had to actually argue why they deserved freedom from men. V difficult indeed. But after panicking a little I've been re-assured by my teachers after quoting some of my essays that I did in fact hit the buzz words needed and should get some marks for contextual references if nothing else.
Final exam tomorrow, French, lasting ~3 hours, then school's out for summer. Work tomorrow and Saturday then finished that too for 2 weeks.
Looking forward to the 3 month break at last :D
So, I'm really out of things to blog about, I've been on study leave for 3 weeks now and my exams end on Friday.
I have to say, I really hate study leave, I'd much rather be in school.
Nobody goes anywhere because they're all studying, so I'm left with nothing to do but sit around bored.
Hell, I'd even prefer going in to work.
But, it does leave you with a lot of free time to StumbleUpon, and I finally have had the age old Rock-Paper-Scissors dilemma explained to me.
(Warning, large image!)
Just how ecstatic I feel right now.
Just sat my second history AS level exam, on module Two "The Ascendancy of France 1660-1715", and after how well last week's Module on James&Charles I of England went, I was feeling a little iffy about the whole thing.
The second module is divided into two halves, ~1660-~1697, finishing at the Nine Years War, being the first half.
The second half is ~1697 - 1714, the War of the Spanish Succession, including the partition treaties for the Spanish Empire before, the causes of the War, the key battles in the War, the conclusion of the War and the Peace Treaties.
You get two questions on each half, and you must answer two of the four questions (both have 2 parts, one worth 8 marks and one worth 22), so you essentially answer 2 eight mark questions and 2 twenty-two mark questions.
This means you could opt to learn half of the course in depth, but obviously you risk getting nasty questions on your chosen half and being sunk if you can't answer the other half. But, despite that, I decided to just learn the latter half of the module.
I realised this morning I'd left out the partition treaties and the peace treaties, and worse still, couldn't find any notes on them. So I panicked like crazy and tried to read out the textbook, feeling confident on the battles (all 4 battles have the same results & consequences, with the number of causalities being the only difference), and the causes.
So I went into the exam with the minimal knowledge of the two parts I was unsure of, and, unsurprisingly, both of them came up :D
But so did a 22 mark question that we've done well over a dozen times in class! Perfect!
And, from out of nowhere, I swear I pulled all these facts, figures, statistics and quotes that if you'd asked me this morning I would've broken down crying.
I came out feeling confident, but unsure as to whether or not I'd done well on the fiddly eight markers. But, I looked at my notes, and I nailed absolutely everything!.
That was by far the best exam paper I've ever sat and I am beyond reasonably confident that I have absolutely smashed all four questions and have reached band Four (the top) for each question.
Absolutely overwhelmed at just how well it went!
Ah, well, time for work to bring me back down to Earth
EDIT: Ooooeeerrrr, that came across a bit wordier than intended. If you manage to wade through that incessant rambling about something which you may or may not have any interest in and find the point despite my emotional outpour. Well done! ^_^
A few weeks ago. During a skype call filled with hysterical anti-joke laughter (mainly by me whilst he just sat there listening to my questionable sanity)
I can't stop watching it :P
Tuck it away for a cheery afternoon, it's just so darn addictive.
The likes of which I have never seen before!
I'm currently lying on my trampoline (why not?), typing this sun fueled blog entry.
I brought all my notes outside and am lying on the trampoline learning the financial, religious and foreign policies of James & Charles I of England for my exam in just under 3 hours.
Probably not the most ideal time to begin my revision.
It's absolutely fantastic, I can't remember the last time we had so much heat and sun in such a short space of time.
I haven't been able to revise outside since my GCSE's last year, ( I tried at Easter but ended up crying as one of my essays flew over the fence (( too much wind!! )) )
so it's truly relaxing.
iTunes on shuffle, some interesting history to look over and a big bottle of lemonade, all whilst lying outside in the sun.
Who needs to go abroad when Northern Ireland has this?
I swear, if it was like this more often Northern Ireland would be the best place in the world to live, hands down.
(Well, aside from the bombs.)
Today was a monumental day, for a very specific day.
Today marked a small step for man, a giant leap for JethrawKind.
Today, I became a man.
After 8 or so long months of sweat, tears, blood and toil.
I completed angry birds.
After many ragequits, furiously proclaiming profanities, I rolled out of bed, sat down on the sofa with my iPod and flung birds like never before!
The French kind!
There, I said it. :P
I have my french speaking (oral) exam in the morning at 11:10 am and am absolutely terrified.
Still struggling to learn the final paragraph of my presentation, which is usually the end result of writing a presentation filled with vocabulary you don't understand :P
However, I did prepare answers for 18 essential questions that are apparently quite common, as foretold by my teacher.
Hopefully, all going well, I should be aiming for atleast 40-45/60 tomorrow.
25% of an exam mark is never to be sniffed at, and I'm aiming for a C at this point, so *fingers crossed*.
EDIT: I realise writing this probably isn't the most productive way to spend the time, but I'm coming down with a cold that's left me feeling run down, so I feel a break is in order ;_;
I think I've finally found a way of revising that works for me.
I went to Tesco yesterday and bought myself 10 custard donuts for £1.
The deal was, after each paragraph of my french presentation I learn, I get a donut.
When I can say the entire thing in one go, I get the rest!
Let's just say I now know three times as much of the presentation as I did yesterday morning :glasses:
Hi all, let's go to Fight Pits for a fun, fun, fun event!
However, you can't wear anything better than mithril.
The best weapon you can use is a mithril 2hander.
You can't use curses or any prayers that require a level over 35.
You can't wear any boots better than bronze.
No gloves better than green dragonhide vambraces
And if you have any 99s, you're required to brew to level 30 before each round starts.
This is so nobody feels left out and nobody can show off.
EDIT: If you actually manage to win despite all this, rest assured your inventory will be checked more than once and sore losers will make a personal attack and then deny it!
Win a round of an event?!
Be branded a mistrusted cheater!
Today marked the loss and passing of one of the last true wrestling icons.
The "Macho Man" Randy Savage was famous for his stints in WWF(E), WCW and a shorter run in TNA!, all professional wrestling companies.
Savage was a multiple time World Champion in multiple organisations.
Ye' shall be missed.
Randy Savage for #1 WWE 2012 Hall of Fame Inductee!
The upper sixth at my school finish forever tomorrow.
It's quite a sad day for me, because not only am I great friends with a whole host of them, I won't get to see of them very much /at all/ from tomorrow onwards.
A lot of them are moving out of the country for university, and it's quite a shame.
Particularly the 10-20 people I made good friends with on the recent school trip to USA, I don't feel I got to spend enough time with them!
I'm really looking forward to next year though when it's my turn to leave, it's madness!
At lunch teachers were sitting with pupils, pupils were sitting in teacher's tables, water balloons were flying and fire alarms were ringing!
We have to watch a pile of performances and videos by the leaving year tomorrow morning for 2 hours, and say goodbye to them.
I'll be an emotional wreck
To Washington via Philadelphia in the morning for a week!
New york on Friday for a few days and home on Wednesday.
On a bad note I feel very sick though, and I don't think it's just with excitement
Headed to Washington & New York on a history trip in just six days!!!
Soooo excited, can't wait!
Shopping spree, and some prom thing on a boat by night.
Also; does anyone know if you're supposed to cheer for the New York Yankees at baseball? I've seen them get slated on tv before, and I must be informed :)
This, is the single best wrestling entrance ever concocted.
And the building that hosted Wrestlemania 27 was potentially the best-designed layout for the event ever, by far too.
For those who care, that is