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Student Thoughts: Finals Are the Pits

These snapshots from "The Office" and "Parks and Recreation" describe the highs and lows of final exams.

Courtesy of Madison Harris / NBC Universal
Courtesy of Madison Harris / NBC Universal

Let’s talk about finals. We all hate them, we all endure them and eventually, we all survive them. As told by The Office and Parks and Recreation, I bring you “final thoughts.” Just remember, fake it until you make it. 

The unfortunate feeling of the end of the semester, knowing it’s time for finals. 

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Going out the weekend before knowing you should be home studying.

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When you study for 5 minutes:

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Going to the exam in a caffeine hangover, lack of sleep and an emotional state, but it’s fine.

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When you finish your group project and realize you won’t ever have to work together again.

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Realizing the night before that you’re doomed no matter how much you study. 

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When you look up from the exam and make accidental eye contact with the professor.

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Getting the exam: I’m going to do GREAT!

  • First question: I think I’ll come back to this later.
  • Second question: I’ll just skip this for now.
  • Third question: Welp. I’m doomed.
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Thinking you know the answer to the multiple choice question but it’s not an option.

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Trying to answer 40 multiple choice questions, 10 short answers and 3 essay questions in 2 hours. 

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Turning in the exam knowing you gave it your best effort.

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When you still have three finals left. 

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A classmate asking how you did, right after you turn in the exam. 

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Planning your post-exam pampering. You’ve earned it.

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The day after finals be like: 

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Florida Stanley is the equivalent to holiday break me.

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This article was originally published on wichita.edu.

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