So you have your map.
You know where you’re going.
Why not stop and take a look around while you get there?
After all, you are going to have to prove that you were paying attention when you sit your exam.
In the exam, it is too late to find out what you do and don’t know.
I really mean it. It is one of the easiest lessons to learn.
But one that so many people don’t get!
On your journey towards the best September term you’ve ever had, take time to stop. Take time to look around, see where you are right now, what great things are happening? Take note and store it away in your amazing mind!
There is a lot of research and things that have been written about this.
About the importance of knowing what you know when it comes to learning any new task or concept. Or anything, really.
Also, whoever said “What you don’t know can’t hurt you” hadn’t really thought things through.
Imagine this: you have been told that in a week, you have the chance to choose the prize of your dreams. To win the prize, you have to eat one mushroom from a selection of three. Two are poisonous, one isn’t. Would you go into the challenge without knowing what you do and don’t know about mushrooms?
Yes, you may survive. But why not make it easier? Why not make certain that you’d win the prize?
And then there is “Ignorance is bliss”… well just think about this for a moment… if you actually think like this, why bother getting out of bed in the morning?
We have evolved to work with the world and sort it into what we know and what we don’t know.
We’ve got pretty good at it. Look at all we have achieved as a species.
This leads me to my final point today.
It has been shown that the greater the reward from knowing something, the more likely you are to remember it.
The greater the importance you place on something, the more likely you are to remember it.
So, how important are your exam results? Only you know this.
Let me know what you think!