What Happens In An Exam?

What Happens In An Exam?….

Tick Tock..Dear wristwatch, please try not to run like you’re being chased by a lion on my exam day. 2 hours in church seems like eternity but you see that mathematics exam, it would be 5 hours before you write your name. We live in a time where reading often seems like you’re showing off, how do I explain to them that I’m not nerd? It’s three days to my exam and as it seems pressure is directly proportional to the number of days left for my exam, where confusion is kept constant.

Mind Block…The brain is the most outstanding organ. It works for 24 hours, 365 days, right from your birth, until you step in the exam hall. The more studying you did for the exam, the less sure you are as to which answer they want. Those who do not study are only cattles dressed up in men’s clothes..When the student is ready, the master appears. Why study for exams? Are they not about what you know, not about how much you can cram into your head the night before? Do you know why we sometimes write ‘Etc’ In Exams? Because It Means. . . . E (End Of) T (Thinking) C (Capacity) 

Pen Stop…What is the main reason for failure? ””””.. I think its EXAMS. What do you think? If you are given a take-home exam, you will forget where you live. If you are given an open-book exam, you will forget your book. If you’re given a computer based test, you’ll forget how to use the mouse. If you’re given a written test, your ink will flow in a parallel direction to your pen. What on Earth have we done?

Eye-Pop…In exams, we look up for inspiration, down for desperation, left and right for information. I am in a relationship with studies and it’s complicated. Have you ever scanned through the exam hall during an exam? 25% would be writing with smiles, 20% would be itching their hair to stupor, 10% would be sleeping and waiting for the master to take over, 30% would be mingling with the unknown but you see those 15% dummies, they would be staring at God knows what..how did I know all this? It takes a real genius to understand.

Full Shock…80% of the exam is always based on that 1 lecture that you missed and 1 topic that you didn’t prepare. Every instructor assumes that you have nothing else to do except study for that instructor’s course. And the moment you realize you know nothing, your brain either goes into a state of rest or uniform confusion in equal interval of time. I have been in an exam and I couldn’t remember how to spell the word “was”….isn’t God amazing? Calm down my brother, if you don’t know it, you don’t know it..There is no two ways about it. Biggest Mystery of Maths, 1000s of years passed, Millions of theorems derived, Millions of formulas made, But still, X is unknown! I’m beyond shocked.

Jaw Drop…There is always that demonic subject or course that you can’t get into your head. For me, it’s mathematics and until someone proves to me how logarithm can help me in future, I don’t think I’m willing to let it into my head. Few minutes into the exam and that friend who said she isn’t ready is demanding for an extra sheet, there is God oo. Everyone around you is asking for a graph sheet and you don’t even know what it is for, are you sure you’re awake? Your professor comes in to correct a question and everyone confirms it’s wrong only for you to find out that it’s your no one best question and you have an answer to it, close your jaws dear….its not too late to leave the hall and cry. Or you can ask for an extra sheet like everyone and write an apology letter to your professor.

Time Up…During the last 5 minutes of examination, every student gets a super natural power. Why is it so EASY to fail but so HARD to SUCCEED? Nothing is more scary than seeing more unanswered questions than answered and you have just 5 minutes. Nothing is more painful than finally grabbing the answer to a question and just as you are about to scribble it down, that oversized garlic smelling professor snatches your exam paper from you. It’s always good to pretend to write something even when you have finished 1 hour ago, it would save you some dignity. Sometimes I think to write LOL at the end of my answer in exams to show that I wasn’t defeated and I am confidently happy with my A+.

No Luck…The Best teacher is that friend that teaches you everything 30 minutes before the exam and the worst brain is that brain that can’t remember all the formula’s. There is no comfort for the lazy. I hate to see people cry after exams, what can your tears change? That’s medicine after death. Why argue and talk about an exam over and over again, I like my failure to come as a surprise and my success a little more surprising. Don’t ask me what I wrote down during the exams because I can’t even remember sitting for them. There is no peace of mind after an exam like mathematics because you could be scribbling down the perfect rubbish and that comes with a lot of bad luck and tears after the results are out.


A perfect exam is one which you have prepared for several months ago. There is no magic with knowledge and trust me, the faster you cram, the easier it leaves your head. The sequence for a lazy student in an exam is Tick Tock>Mind Block>Pen Stop> Full Shock> Jaw Drop> Time Up> No Luck. There is no food for a lazy man. The Law of studentology states that all books continue to be in state of rest or covered with dust and soil, unless exams are around the corner provided you are ready for a big fat F. Read hard and pray hard, that’s the perfect chemical combination and if you don’t succeed with this, I would quit blogging. To all my fellow last high schoolers, I need you to read hard and work hard so we can achieve great success. If you’re reading this, do pray for us and wish me great success for I have only three days to face an exam. I have always known

That Success is a science; if you have the conditions, you get the result.

©Anna.

145 comments

  1. Just by reading you, I have complicated half of my life. I studied college 40 years ago and my children have been through it 15 years ago. Remembering those moments (something different), one feels nostalgic. Your story seems great to me because of the way you describe your adventures to take a test. A very enjoyable read with that nuance left by a youth that lives life to the fullest as a student. I enjoyed reading because you write with all property. Greetings and may you do very well in your exam.

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    • Do you mind sharing more about the first sentence of your comment?
      It’s been a long time since you underwent the education system stress and you’re really lucky for that.
      This days, education and learning gets more complicated and our textbooks could take year’s
      to fully comprehend😑😑
      It’s my duty to keep you enlightened and happy…I’m glad you like my post🤗🤗❤

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      • When he studied at the university it was the early 70’s. There was not the pressure that you have now. They were more relaxed times. Rock was the music that shook the world and we embarked on that current. So you can imagine our trends. Don’t make war, make love was the rule to follow. We knew we had to graduate to have a profession but we did not have that suffocating pressure that you have now. Marihuama was predominant at university parties, but those of us who had two fingers on our foreheads, it was not a vice. In the summer holidays we hitchhiked a lot, traveling to many countries safely and with little money.
        To be shorter, in March 2019 I wrote a poem “Nostalgia” where I summarize that memory. Greetings.

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      • Wow…I agree with you a lot.
        The pressure and tension we face is really suffocating. Textbooks of different kinds, GPA’s to meet up with and lots and lots of exams to take just to get into a decent school.
        Sometimes, I wonder if the world would be better without education, we could just develop ourselves and our personal talents but at the same time, not everyone is privileged to have a talent.
        During holidays, we read more than in school, private tutors and all that just to get ahead of the stress but that only adds to the stress. I can’t remember the last time I had a day to myself without reading😅😅.
        Well, I’m not the first and I am definitely not the last.
        It’s time to cross the bridge and I must cross it.
        Thank you for sharing your experience with me❤

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      • The sacrifice you make today will be rewarded when you achieve your goals that you have set for yourself. You have a future ahead of you and never stop being yourself. Keep writing that you have a talent for that. Greetings.

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  2. I agree…schools got to shift focus from examining to educating…..one can get marks by cramming or rote learning but then that is not what education is meant to be….
    Stay blessed Anna.
    🌹🌹🙏

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  3. “80% of the exam is always based on that 1 lecture that you missed and 1 topic that you didn’t prepare” I don’t know why, it happens to me every freaking time…. my friends started to ask me which topic I am leaving because their is good chance it is gonna appear on the paper 😂😂😂😂
    Very hilarious one Anna 😂😂😂

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  4. This is such a great one! I have exams in 2 days and my pressure level is truly proportional to the number of days left!
    I was so worried about my exams.. maybe I still am but your post had me smiling! I love this post and I am gonna read it before all my exams 😂

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    • Exams in two days?😵😅😅
      We are both in the same shoe girl😅😅
      I can’t even think of what to read coz my brain is all filled up😅😅
      I’m glad the post got some of the pressure down coz I actually wrote that to get my pressure down too😅👍👍👌
      Trust me, if you read this before your papers, it’s either you come out with a big A or you keep laughing throughout the exam😅😅
      Don’t say I didn’t warn you😅😅

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  5. SMiLes Dear Annabel Sleep Well or

    Our Brain Will Consume Our Brain

    Like Real Zombie Apocalypse

    Brain Tasting Contests

    Not A Best Venue

    For Exams Lack

    Of Sleep Brings

    And True Hehe With Outstanding

    Rote Memory Ace the Test And Put the

    Memory to Rest HAha… Yet True What

    Does the Schooling Even Count For

    When it May Be Put To Rest and

    Never Actually Used Again…

    Hmm What if We

    Learned to
    Learn

    Stuff As We

    Go For What We

    Will Really Do Next..:)

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      • Hehe My Head
        Is too Big… i only
        Got 4 Hours Sleep
        The Last Two

        Nights

        To Reduce
        The Size

        Of my Brain

        Sometimes

        It Feels

        Good Hehe

        To Lose Your
        Mind Yet Only

        If You

        Have

        No Exams

        Study Hard
        Sleep Sweet

        Dear Annabel
        Nigerian Young

        Very Smart FRiEnD🙌👩🏽‍🎓😊

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  6. You nailed it! I’m a teacher and all you said is proven to be true. I believe you will handle your exams like a pro. Go get them!!📝💯🏆💝 You will succeed🤗🕊😘

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  7. All the best, Anna!
    I have a double degree in physics and computer engineering, I loved math when I was in high school, but I flunked Mathematical Physics 3. I did not have any problem at all in high school. Sorry but I have a little bad news for you, it does not get any easier. Oh maybe it does, when you do not take a course from science and technology department!
    I guarantee you though, most that I have learned over 15 years ago, I do not use today. Lol.

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    • A double degree in physics? That’s a lot👏🏼👏🏼
      To love most, you must be packed full with a lot of wisdom😂
      Such a bad news for a new morning but I believe I can do it…you did it, I do it💙💙
      Good morning and thank you for reading💙🥺🤗

      Like

  8. Even, I hv my university examz after 2 days.Im just worried about the pandemic situation, as we hv to write examz offline. Covid rates are increasing, Meanwhile we r supposed to write examz without vaccination.

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  9. How very whimsical! I had a good chuckle throughout. Such a charming and relatable post! So lovely. Many parts gave me a good smile 😄 Hope your exams went well. All the best for your future exams.

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  10. Seriously exam give us so much pressure😖, I thought I’m wondering why we’re going to take the test. A lot of paper is wasted in the test, and a lot of trees are lost for this paper, so stop the test.😜

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  11. very well said Anna… it was fun to read your content.. that’s what actual happens with all of us… with this I’ve also written something earlier.. i.e my poetry section #Exam Fear… Do read it once and let me know how you feel it…. your’s is written beautifully..
    loads of love and support..
    Yours loving
    *Tanushree*
    India.. 🇮🇳
    httpswwwtanushreeblogspot.wordpress.com … check it out Exam fear 🤗📚

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  12. I am completely empathize with this as also have an exam coming up. And exams make me so anxious! 😬… ☕️ helps 😛

    Like

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