It is Not What You Think!

One thing that I have found is that a vast number of my friends assume that in order to achieve the results in school that I do that I do not do any work. However this is not the case, I work extremely hard all the time and it is only through maintaining a persistent amount of effort for the entirety of my school year in order to achieve as high as I can. Personally I want to do well and this will only occur if I maintain constant effort in order to keep my brain active and ready to process information. Personally I have a processing delay that means that it takes longer to process what a question is asking and to then complete it. I have found that in order to overcome this I must have all the information necessary ready in my brain for any question that is asked.

I was talking to someone the other week and they just assumed that I had done no work whatsoever when in fact I had worked for hundreds of hours in the months and weeks leading up to exams. For me personally I find it annoying when people assume that I am either lazy or don’t need to study or prepare. Whilst I could take this as a compliment I find it silly that there people are so naive as to assume that I don’t work hard at what I do. For people in general it is common for them to make assumptions without knowing all of the facts. Therefore I would like to give people a rundown of my study each afternoon.


“I was talking to someone the other week and they just assumed that I had done no work whatsoever”


When I get home from school I first spend half an hour relaxing and spending time on Facebook, instagram etc. Then I begin my study by doing any homework or assignments that are necessary in order to be able to survive at school. Then once this is done I allocate and hour and a half of time to completing a practice essay for any subject before doing a selection of practice multiple choice questions. By this time it is usually about 6pm so I then head outside to lock up my ducks and chooks. Once I come back in it is time to organise/prepare for tea. After tea it is around 7pm and then I head back and do study of my choice on a subject that needs extra work before stopping to spend time talking to friends and other things at about 9:30pm.

Each day this is my general routine and it totals into a lot of work that robs me of the nonexistent social life that I had. I believe that it will take a great wake up call to many individuals for them to realise the amount of effort that is put into my grades.

Andrew Pratt


Published by Andrew Pratt

I am a second year intern Pastor. Constantly learning more about where I fit in this world and just doing life with my amazing wife Michaela as best I can. Join me on this journey.

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