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How Hard Are You Avoiding Revision?

Are you putting the "pro" back in procrastination?

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  1. Check all the ones you've done recently:

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    Colour-coding your notes for no apparent reason.
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    Highlighting random phrases in your notes in colours that don't correspond to anything.
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    Handwriting notes you've already typed up.
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    Typing up notes that you’ve already handwritten.
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    Re-reading every essay you've ever written.
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    Colour-coding your revision timetable.
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    Laminating your revision timetable.
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    Laminating your revision notes so you can stick them up in the shower.
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    Messaging your friends to ask how their revision's going.
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    Repeatedly going for long coffee breaks with your friends so you can discuss “revision strategies".
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    Helping colour-code other peoples notes.
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    Helping colour-code other people’s revision timetables.
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    Co-ordinating your friends’ colour-coded revision timetables with your own.
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    Sharpening all your pencils.
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    "Working" in the park.
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    "Working" in the student newspaper office.
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    "Working" in the student union bar.
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    "Working" from your kitchen table.
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    "Working" from bed.
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    Switching library every day to find "your" workspace.
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    Finding every rare and important book on your subject in the library and piling them up in a big tower on your table.
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    Not reading the big pile of rare and important books on the table next to you.
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    Quietly laughing at other people who now can’t find the rare and important books.
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    Playing the 'how many library books can I balance on my head' game.
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    Requesting meetings with your tutor to tell them that you haven’t been revising and ask them what they think you should do about that.
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    Writing a detailed second-by-second breakdown of the best bits in Robyn's "Dancing On My Own".
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    Planning your post-exam party in great detail.
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    Planning all the days out you’re going to go on after your exams finish.
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    Plotting really long holidays based on song lyrics on Google Maps.
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    Drinking.
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    Going out drinking.
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    Staying in drinking.
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    Making revision into a drinking game.
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    Drinking, and trying to find the right balance of alcohol and diet coke for optimal efficiency.
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    Creating new and experimental "exotic" cocktails (vodka & Dr. Pepper, lager and advocaat, etc).
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    Organising your wardrobe.
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    Painting your nails.
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    Feng shui-ing your room.
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    Looking for a summer job in much greater detail than is necessary.
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    Househunting.
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    Creating a Tumblr of things to inspire you for your new house.
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    Creating a Tumblr reviewing crumpets.
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    Creating a Tumblr of pictures of people crying in libraries.
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    Discovering Pinterest.
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    Taking your Pinterest game to the next level.
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    Catching up on all seven series of The West Wing.
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    Watching Friends for the 11th time.
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    Watching an entire series of something you don’t even like just because.
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    Randomly scrolling through Netflix and watching literally anything.
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    Facebook stalking everyone who sat near you in the library.
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    Going through Facebook and deleting friends you no longer talk to.
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    Making a chart of how your Facebook use changed through the academic year.
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    JUST ENDLESS FACEBOOK.
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    Falling down all the Wikipedia rabbit holes.
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    Not even making it to the library before it closes even though it closes at 9pm and you live two minutes away.
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    Walking to the library instead of getting the bus even though it takes an hour.
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    Taking detours down interesting-looking streets.
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    Sneaking around random bits of your college that you'd heard about but never been to before.
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    Making elaborate packed lunches.
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    Baking.
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    Cooking a full meal.
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    Writing a letter to your parents.
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    Writing a letter to your grandparents.
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    Writing a letter to a complete stranger.
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    Having an afternoon nap.
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    Having an afternoon nap even though you only woke up at noon.
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    Drinking Red Bull.
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    Drinking all the soft drinks.
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    Making a small tower out of all the empty soft drink cans on your desk in the library.
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    Making a massive space rocket out of all the empty soft drink cans on your desk in the library.
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    Writing a formal letter of complaint about the library cleaners removing your space rocket overnight just before you completed it by adding the Command Module to the top.
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    Practising your acceptance speech for "most prepared exam-taker" in the mirror.
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    Doing this checklist.
 
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