Thursday, February 12, 2009

Rewards of Studying

Well I took my first test in medical terminology. Now mind you, I have procrastinated doing much with this class because it is a do-it-yourself kind of class. Every time I started to get motivated to open the book and get started I would somehow veer off and get sidetracked. I started making the flash cards that they say will help you to memorize the terms and only got about 1/3 of them done. I would try to study and memorize but (did I mention I get easily sidetracked?) I would find something else to do.
Finally, after much frustration I set my mind to JUST DO IT! I studied hard for a solid week and even had Jim hold up the flash cards until I could name every one of them. Then I did some review work and mock tests with a CD that came with the book. I was feeling like it was now or never to take the test (plus I only had one more week to take the first of the tests) so I marched into the testing center and was ready to begin...
...then they handed me a written test to take............................skreechhhhhh!
I had prepared in my mind that it would be a test on the computer similar to the mock tests on the CD, but noooooooooooooooo! I had to do a hand written test. I put my shoulder to the wheel and pushed along and took that darn test. When I was done I left with my head down and feeling pretty much like I had failed my first test of my college career.
Fast forward 48 hours and..........................
I got my results...with dread and embarrassment I looked at my score and couldn't believe my eyes, an 83% or a "B". WhoooHooo!
The moral of the story is: Don't Procrastinate, Study Hard and be Prepared. Oh ya, saying a quick prayer doesn't hurt either

1 comment:

Gardner Family said...

Work hard busy bee!