Professor came to class on a Monday and broke the news of we writing a test on Wednesday. My class will normally argue with whosoever the lecturer stating that a week notice should at least be given prior to test but here was my class accepting what Professor had said (no one had the “nerves” to face Professor).
My major concern was what to write in the test, all I had were jottings I made from every class not a comprehensive note. I had to move fast if I wanted an A was all that was on my mind, ever since my 100level “saga”, I had always told myself that no lecturer determines if I get an A, I determine if I’ll get an A! Thankfully, classes ended on time that Monday.
Rather than go alongside the ladies to the hostel, I decided to wait back to at least make a comprehensive note for me to read. This lasted for almost 2hours and by the time I was done, I was sure within me that the only person that could stop me from getting an A was definitely going to be God! On getting to the hostel, I came online on whatsapp only for me to realize that my comprehensive note had been snapped and uploaded on the class group chat (you’ll get the full gist next week).
The day for the test finally came! On getting to the class, I saw most people punching calculators but then, I was certain that calculations weren’t going to be part of the questions (not that I had seen the questions, but I had learnt to trust my instinct). We had four questions in all to answer and as I went through the questions, I tried to read the expression on everyone face in class. Normally, you’ll see guys gisting in class after test (more like they don’t care). This was different, this was going to be the only test for the semester and your fate from the end had to start from the beginning.
One key thing I learnt from today’s episode is that preparation is key… Often times you hear student say a particular lecturer’s course is hard or lament and lament but the truth is you don’t overcome hardness by just talking about it, you look for a way to make it soft. Sometimes, the hardness might need fire or hotness but then the joy we have is that it will always get soft at the end of the day. Prepare for your fears, prepare for what you talk about, prepare for the exam, prepare for that assessment! It is safer to prepare than repair!