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.