Monday, 5 March 2012

Fear of the Online Quiz

The mess I am making attempting to study, says it all...

Having returned to study this trimester (UNE what is wrong with semester??), I have been struggling to get through the online reading of the discussion forums, read the texts and keep up with the gazillion assessment tasks there seem to be in the two subjects I am attempting to do while being a Mum and Wife.  But by far the one thing that is proving to be my Kryptonite is the online quizzes.

They scare the pants off me.  I have always hated tests.  It's pretty weird as I have mostly studied quantitative subjects like, maths, physics, mechanics etc and they are all assessed via tests.  As I write this I have hit the final 48 hours of an 11 day test window for one of my subjects.  The fact that I have blogged daily this week speaks volumes.  I suspect I may get down to the last 2 hours though.  I just can't bring myself to log on and complete the test.  I have done the reading and all of the exercises associated.  I like the subject.  I just can't do the bloody test!!

They stay online for 11 days.  I have two hours to complete them once I log on and start it.  This should be way more time than I need.  What is my problem??

This is a serious problem.  I have realised that it is the major contributing factor to my incredibly out of character, inability to organise myself this year.  There are lots of these quizzes in both subjects.  If I can't work this out now I might as well just withdraw.

Anyone studying online that can help with ideas for me on how to conquer this crippling fear?


  1. I have no idea how to conquer that fear - I hate online tests. They're just mean. Actually, tests of any description are unpleasant. You have a lot going on right now, make sure you take some time for you.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting. I hope you weren't insulted by the post, I really just don't understand it. Thank you for commenting and being gentle when you could've bitten my head off, xo

    1. Oooh, the reply function has reappeared in Blogger. Bonus.
      I finally did it and it was a snap. talk about stress for nothing!! I'm busy working on the next one now. I had forgotten about the hard slog of reading and preparing that goes into assessments. I'm seriously considering dropping a subject. Thanks for the comment love!!


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