So I thought I was caught up on everything until I realized I have a midterm in about a week and I know absolutely nothing on the topics being brought up in it due to the fact that I never cracked the textbook open. I was lazy, yeah. I tried reading it though, but I always hate reading textbooks. I read a pargraph, but it's so dull that my mind wanders off on its own. So even though I'm reading the words on the page, my mind isn't absorbing them because I'm too focused on other things.
Because of this, it takes me like an hour just to read one page, because I constantly have to go back and re-read what I wasn't paying attention to. I'm usually like this with textbooks, especially History textbooks. I'm just much more of a visual learner, I guess. I don't like learning from texts, I'd rather learn in video form or something. So I was thinking I'd just look up a documentary for the subjects I'm supposed to be studying. Nothing on youtube but a bunch of kids that uploaded their history project online (and it seems like the whole class did it, and all of their results show up as the first thing, isn't that just nice?)
So I guess I could search the web for some videos. Maybe the History Channel website has some of the stuff I'm looking for. I just don't want to take the chance that I spend time looking for these videos, and in the end find nothing that goes deep enough into the topics for me to really build an essay around for the exam. At least the review sheet tells us what essays will be on the test. The problem is he gave 8 essays and said of those 8 he'll only use 4 maximum on the test, and of the ones he picks we choose 2. Not a bad bargain really, but knowing my luck he'll pick the questions I focused least on studying.
On the bright side, I ended up procrastinating on my History studies by focusing more on my Japanese studies. That's fine, I guess. Not good for my History class (or really my Japanese class either since my studies are usually learning stuff not covered in my course at the moment) but at least I didn't spend most of my time procrastinating on the internet.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have to go procrastinate more by doing some kanji grinding.
~ Kirari ミ★