When Your Exam Season Becomes a TV Show

Guys. Guys. GUYS.

I have something to tell you. It’s not going to be pretty, but we’re all adults. Sometimes we just have to rip that crusty band-aid off. Please make sure to move that latte you have next to your MacBook because you may faint.

Exam season is in full swing. WE ARE LIVING IN THE NOW, and unfortunately that “now” involves end of the curriculum testing. Yuck.

But let’s forget about the academics of it all for a hot minute. Let’s cherish the whacky sitcom situations we are all facing right now. For the sake of #SOLIDARITY. In the spirit of the holiday season, I’ve made a list compiling all the times your exam season accurately played out like a TV show. You’re welcome.

The exam is in a few days. You’ve been stu-dying hard, and you’ve reached the halfway point of your term. Fantastic! Not. You forgot about that single class you accidentally skipped. You are missing lecture notes. You ask the class Facebook group for those notes. This is how you beg. 

It’s 4am. Your exam is in t-minus 8 hours. That includes the time you receive from not taking your morning shower. You start dozing off, but you only have one more reading to complete. Logically, you decide to dust off that last can of Monster™ to make it through. Your roommate enters your room, and asks you why you’re up so late. This is how you respond. 


You’re obviously a dedicated student. So you decide to take your professor up on her office hours to do some ol’ fashion exam reviewin’. You’re so excited that all your questions are finally about to be answered. You open your mouth to start talking. This is what comes out.

You open your planner. You flip to January – not randomly. It’s the only month where there are things written down. You have a flashback to the day before winter break ended and how optimistic you were about being up-to-date with your entire life. While pondering about whether to ask your parents for money to pay that fee you got from accidentally missing your doctor’s appointment (that you booked). You take a moment to think about your life and…


You finished your second-last exam. You are confident that you did great. Like 3.7 worthy. You stand outside the exam room thinking about how awesome you are for actually studying ahead of time. Someone comes out of the room. It’s that person who gave you the lecture notes you missed (see above). This is how you react.

You finished your last exam and are officially finished until the next term. The end of the rainbow has finally been realized. You race home, and you realize nobody’s around. You have the space all to yourself. So why not do your happy dance? Who’s going to stop you – your studies? HAH

In the end, try and look at the humour in every situation. We didn’t get accepted to one of the best universities in the world for nothing. You are all going to do great – and it’s not the end of the world if you don’t. You are still awesome in my book. 🙂

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