Yesterday I received my results from the test I took on april 15th. One of the requirements I needed to get into college was to pass a civics test. I had to learn all the concepts from a havo civics book, around 300-400 concepts in total, I think. The book had around 185 pages.
I’m happy to say that I aced the test and passed with an 8!
This result means a lot to me because I was at a pretty low point these last few months. It was incredibly hard to find the motivation to study. I didn’t start studying until 2 weeks prior to the test day.
As an exercise I memorized the whole first chapter verbatim back in february, iirc. Then I took a break until beginning of april. It was never mentioned that we had to learn the first chapter, I am glad I did. Concepts from the first chapter returned in the test.
I remember almost everything from the test. It had 28 questions, 11 multiple choice questions and 17 open questions. You could get 45 points in total, I got 36. You could calculate your grade by dividing the points you got by the total number of points and multiply that with 10. 36/45x10= 8. I think I can recall around 20-25 questions from the 28 but I am not going to describe any of them in case that is not permitted.
In situations like the past few months, I am so glad to have my memory. I didn’t have to write any notes or spent hours and hours studying, which is very convenient when you barely have the energy to open the damn book. All I needed was to read the book twice and go through all the concepts in my head. On some days I would go through 30 pages in two hours and I could recall every concept from those pages, even the pictures, graphs, diagrams and trivial text about opinions from people, just by reading.
Did you know that India has a ministry for yoga? And an international yoga day was proposed to the UN back in 2014 and it got passed! Yoga day is on 21st of june, a date suggested by the prime minister of India.
Right now my plan is to work as much as I can to save some money for college. I already found a job at a bread factory and I hope to stay there until the end of august. I got my results and found a job all on the same day! My jobcoach had a nice suprise for me as well. One of her colleagues, Mr Bakker, actually got me a potential internship and job at Univé, the second largest insurance company in the country! Things are starting to look up from now on