Study & age
I wonder if there is any correlation between ability to study (for exam) and age?
You would think that when you get older, and after having already survived whatever the existing education system can throw at you, you will get better at preparing for examination, wouldn’t you!? I mean, once you have some working experience and therefore have lived in the real world, surely you are better at time management, resource planning, and all that stuff that people have always said is critical for exam success, compared to a fresh and naive student!?
Well, from my personal observations after a week of intensive preparations for my upcoming ACCA exam, I really beg to differ! Naturally, memory is something that is expected to decrease with age, but it should not follow that attention span will similarly decrease?
What is there a discrepancy, considering that working people are supposed to have a better grasp of skills of survival, and these are the same skills that we have been told will help us manage our time and study better? Well, seems there are two explanations: either, as students, we have been conned, or the same people who have told us that have never experienced real life!
By the way, the exam is tomorrow, so better get back to it now! 🙂