They say that your student life is your best life — they paint such a pretty picture but neglect to tell you the realities that come with it, such as a deteriorating social life and worse, exams.
If you’re looking for some relatable exam pick-me-ups, you’ve come to the right place. Check out these 14 charts that only you can understand if you’re cramming for exams!
#1. “I’m so going to get some studying done!”
We’ve all been there: you sit at your desk with an unwavering determination to study, only to find yourself posting on your social media feed about how much more you have to revise and organising your desk to make it Instagram-worthy.
#2. “Work, work, work, work, work…”
C’mon, there’s no way you can sit still when a great song is blaring in your ear — you might as well be dead and heartless!
#3. “I’m going to die…”
Why does it seem like the world’s ending when it comes to serious crunch time? You suddenly feel like there’s more to life than studying and getting a mundane job after graduating. In fact, you’re seriously contemplating on living the hermit life instead…
#4. The early bird catches the worm
Why does being the only one awake in the middle of the night bring out your best side? Just like a werewolf, you’re at your most productive when the moon is out…
#5. “Help me, God…”
You know you need a miracle when you’re suddenly praying to all known celestial beings from other religions to help you pass your exams. It really doesn’t matter if you’re an atheist either… You need all the help you can get.
#6. Time is money, knowledge is power
Let’s face it — you’re really not studying to “develop intellectual independence” or because “knowledge is power”.
#7. Brain storage almost full
Why is it that when it comes to sitting for the actual exam, your brain decides to play an old favourite song from your past rather than retain information related to your test? Mr Brightside won’t help you with how macroeconomics work, you know.
#8. Somehow, this happens every time…
Lecturers are evil — they feed off your frustration knowing they didn’t cover the syllabus thoroughly before D-Day. No wonder your seniors tell you it’s so hard to pass that one particular subject…
#9. Things that spike up your blood pressure
Your overreactions and melodrama are all totally justified when even the littlest things set you off — everything can be so annoying!
#10. 5 minutes feels like…
Nothing can beat the flurry of frantically scribbling your answers in the last 5 minutes of an exam. Every little bit of nonsense helps!
#11. Oh, the agony!
Don’t you hate it when you leave the exam hall and hear your classmates debating if the answer to Question 3 was either 10 or 15, and your answer was 216?
#12. What was that all about?!
When you expect the exam to be a breeze, but it was a whole different dimension when you actually sit for the paper.
#13. Supernatural forces at play
Group study means everyone revising the same material and sharing knowledge. So why is it that the one who approached you for tutelage scored better than you did?!
#14. When reality hits you like a boulder to the face
When it’s all said and done, there will be a sigh of relief. But then, a wave of dread washes over you almost immediately… “Oh, God, what if I fudged it up really badly and I have to resit the whole semester again?”
100% can relate? We feel you, fam. Exams can be a misery to go through, but rest assured that with the proper revision techniques and confidence, you’ll be able to pass them with flying colours!