Exam Time

It’s that time of the year again: students are stressed, having breakouts, feeling tired and they are drinking energy drinks to stay up. Not to party but to study.

Exams are stressful for a lot of people, for example: it was reported, recently (2 or so weeks ago), that a student attacked a lecturer in an exam venue. He was supposed to be writing an exam in that venue and stories have circulated that he attacked the lecturer because he (the lecturer) is unfair. I don’t know the details so I’ll put it down to extreme pressure and stress. Another whisper went around that a guy randomly took his pants off in the library. Exam heat can do that to you.

I honestly think that exam time should be the most chilled time of the year. I mean: nobody’s having parties, the majority of people look like crap, lectures and tutorials are over, you don’t have to hand anything in and you can get some sleep. During the year there’s a lot of stuff happening and sleep deprivation is normal but during exams? No. Then again, some people have horrible timetables, a million subjects and are prone to worrying.

Me? I’m chilled. A lot of people say that it’s because I do a BA and they’re right. I chose my subjects, I’m doing me so it’s a whole lot more fun. And besides, it’s a lot easier balancing a life that you enjoy than one that you don’t. Plus I have a cool timetable.

All nighters and Monster are for during the block, right now people should be getting their eight hours and some sunshine. Just study smarter.

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One Response to “Exam Time”

  1. Dawn Says:

    Nice, short and sweet advice šŸ™‚ I am going into fourth year, and so far (knock on wood) I haven’t felt as stressed as in the past. I think I’ve counted only one all-nighter so far in my fourth year…and I’ve decided to put a lot of effort into habituating myself to sleep well and sleep early. Honestly, I think it’s mainly the experience of 3 years of previous university work that’s gotten me to relax a bit. So you’re advice is solid. Let’s keep it cool, keep it slow, and just be mellow this exam season;) Good luck to you!

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