Finally, my exams are finished. And, finally, I had some sleep.
The most annoying thing that I always encounter before the exams is the number of people thinking they can learn their stuff 5 minutes before the actual exam. After I arrived at Charing Cross capus for my exam a couple of days ago, I immediately noticed 45 people (that’s 90% of my course), sitting in the corridor with their notes, textbooks, and laptops, panicking and trying to revise the whole material in 5 minutes. And of course, they had to do that loud, so I had no choice than to listen, and realise that I have no idea what they are talking about. They seemed to enjoy it so I guess I was in a minority.
Once I started my paper, I started to feel terrible. And no, it was not caused by the fact that I did not know any of the answers. I was just hungry. Well, I shouldn’t really be surprised – 2 litres of lucozade, 3 cans of Relentless (I prefer to call it “Taste of revision”) and several packs of crisps is certainly not enough for 2 days and 2 nights. After some time, I though my stomach was about to implode (I’m wondering, would that situation be ‘extenuating’ enough to reschedule my exam?), and had to prevent myself from writing “food” in my paper.
However, I was prepared. I took some chocolate with me. Eating during an exam is prohibited, so I hid it in my pocket. Bad idea. Bad, BAD, idea. I don’t have to tell you how my trousers looked after 3 hours. Why is there no air conditioning at Charing Cross? And, what’s even worse, I was still hungry… Side effects of the energy drinks also started to kick in, and since my organism is not used to high amounts of caffeine, they were slightly scary.
But let’s just forget that incident, exams are over. The sad thing is that I will probably repeat all my mistakes in June. That’s a long time away though. Now, I can concentrate on my blog again, so expect random updates from now on.