A brief insight of my life during pandemic
I didn’t realize this pandemic and the lockdown was to be taken so seriously until about the end of Feb. Class 9th had just come to an end and honestly I wasn’t very serious about my board exams till then. I thought I still had a full year’s time in hand to work hard in 10th grade, prepare. However, then Covid 19 came along and along with it came the lockdown followed by online classes. At first I had this positive and naïve attitude, thinking that lockdown wouldn’t be too bad and I would get plenty of extra time to study.
First two or three weeks were not that bad. I was studying hard (not really) and was also enjoying time with my family but after about a month I had enough already and started whining about it. Now as I look back, I laugh at myself. Had no idea that this house arrest and online classes would continue for so long.
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Confined in home, no school, no friends, classes in isolation. Pressure started building up from all corners. Classes, extra classes and on top of that watchful eyes of parents who also were working from home. As if it was a punishment for not being serious in studies while in 9th grade.
Life seemed to be at an all time low.
Our teachers tried their best to keep us engaged during the online classes, however it was becoming really monotonous because of the lack of real classroom interactions. This virtual classroom which we are now somewhat accustomed to was initially difficult for everyone to adjust. It was new for everyone – students and teachers.
This whining and complaining continued and really I could not study much. I found myself sitting with my book or my laptop, just staring. I was kind of fed up with everything, the pressure to keep up with school and tuition was really a pain during this demotivating period. Life was low, I was lost. And I did not feel like attending tuition classes.
But just as boards came closer, I started getting worried.
I somehow managed to come out of my sulking mood and told myself it is high time I should get my acts together. I started preparing for the boards with all seriousness. I started writing things down a lot and took notes, made flash cards for small details which really helped.
Our teachers were also helping us a lot. They gave important notes, tips and revision papers. Mentored us as and when we needed to.
The prep for boards was going on well and it picked up pace. Boards got closer and closer. I was studying really hard.
But then the second wave hit us. It was worse than last year. And then the depressing news of CBSE board exams getting canceled came in. As if it was April fool. Some were happy. Some were not.
I was like, “What a waste.” I studied so hard for nothing.
Soon it was announced by CBSE that the final exam will be evaluated based on marks of internal school exams. A date was given for that. But it kept getting delayed, which added to the anxiety. The unwanted suspense was not fun at all.
Finally, the CBSE results were released on Aug 3rd 2021.
For me the marks were not quite satisfactory. I did not score much in the internal exams and my preparation for the finals were better, I feel. The math marks were a bit odd but it is what it is. Got about 87.2 percent.
About me : Hi I am Adit Roy Chowdhury. I’m 16 years old and I live in Kolkata. I love to play games, watch old evergreen movies. I am a foodie and write poems during my free time. Biotechnology is my area of interest and I would like to pursue Biotech engineering. I love travelling and waiting for this ‘new normal’ to go and vaccines for us – below 18 years, to be introduced soon.