May 26, 2010
Lessons from Finals
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
This was inspired after someone told me my grades. (Note, I didn’t find them out–someone told them to me.)
Lessons from Finals:
—Finals time bring out the best in people and the worst in people.
—When reading my notes, the most important things are somehow written the messiest or are straight up illegible.
—The more I studied, the less certain I became about what the answer is or what answer my professor wants.
—“If you have an open book final, you’ll lose your book. If you have a take home test, you’ll forget where you live.”
—During finals, you can eat absolute garbage and still lose weight.
—Or the opposite my occur–you may not eat anything at all and still gain weight.
—Professors have a notorious problem that they think the only class we have is theirs individually.
—Somehow you’ll find more commuters at 11 pm in the library than people who dorm.
—Honestly, the final is 70% about the lecture you missed/were really sick in/didn’t understand and the one assignment you didn’t do.
—You will also find out your professor’s time management skills–>the worst assignments are always due right before finals or you get that last minute quiz for points.
—Your math and science finals will always be back to back with a 30 minute break in between. And typically they are in the same room or in adjacent rooms.
—Your paper in history will have better grammar and mechanical issues than your English paper.
—The final you studied the hardest for will typically be the one you do the worst in. (True in high school)
—You’ll listen to really crazy or depressing songs while studying (about my friends)
—Carrying a liter of coke or a gallon of orange juice to class is normal.
—You will remember the clothes of people who dressed up more than people who are wearing pajamas.