The prelims are just around the corner and I think the Intro to Econs paper is on the 27th of February. That’s a pretty short time from now; at the point of writing, think it’s about 21 days? But what’s the BIG DEAL anyways? It’s not event counted into our final score! Why should we even bother stressing ourselves out, rushing to squeeze all those concepts into our heads in this short amount of time? We should just step into the prelims hall and give the examiner whatever we know. Or how about we just don’t go for the prelims at all!? In that way, we can save more time to study for the finals! Awesome idea right!?
Actually, nobody can blame you if you agree with whatever that’s mentioned above. I’m pretty relieved to know that majority of the students I interact with DO NOT think that way. We have a pretty driven and “worried”(Read: zealous) bunch of students around here, especially the ones that visit Quickienomics.com. And I hope that our website has managed to help you in the course of studying Intro to Econs.
Although it doesn’t count, it’s crucial for you to take the prelims for a few reasons:
1. A gauge of your current level of examination skills and confidence
Tackling a tough exam isn’t just about being proficient with the concepts and theories. It’s about time management and stamina. Are you able to sit through a 3 hour paper without letting fatigue take over? Are you able to allocate your time to questions efficiently? Are you able to perform at crunch time? Are you able to take the stress?
2. It’s a good way to “demoralize” yourself
Trust me, the examiners are going to be MERCILESS. They are going to pick your answer apart and penalize you for the slightest of mistakes. You can submit that test script with loads of confidence but only to come crashing down the day you receive your prelim results. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE IT TOO HARD! Take it hard enough that it’ll motivate you to work even harder. Some people actually gave up after seeing their prelim results, which is a huge pity. Please don’t do that. You only fail when you have given up. So that’s why the prelims is a good way to “demoralize” yourself; a huge wake up call. It’s better to wake up now then on the actual exam day itself! Anyways, I’m pretty sure the prelims paper will shock you in a way or 2. However, if you see opportunity in every adversity, this prelims will serve you well.
3. You’re gonna have an excuse to enjoy yourself after the last prelim paper.
ONLY FOR A DAY OR TWO! Some of you can party for weeks! After the prelims, its about 2 to 3 more months and we’re FREE! Look forward to delayed self-gratification guys. But for now, give yourself a day’s break after the last paper. Get a drink or play some sports or something. If you play basketball, be sure to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I’ll join you if I ain’t busy. 🙂 I need a break too!
Well, that’s what I personally feel about the prelims, an OPPORTUNITY to improve. Alright, it’s back to studying for now. I shall see you guys at the TOP!
PS: I might be pausing the email consultations for a while. Ask while you can! 🙂