Free Narrative Essay
Typical Night before an Exam
I belong to people who actually take examinations seriously, and for the entirety of my student life I suffered because of it. Not because I was so afraid of every single exam – on the contrary, I never treated them as something frightening, for I knew that if you prepare for them properly, there is nothing to be afraid of. And so, I prepared properly. The problem was that my idea of “properly” has always been somewhat different from what was expected by the professors, and successful passing of the examination usually could have been achieved by about 10% of the effort I actually applied.
The natural preparation went somehow like this.
I created a plan according to which I was going to prepare; however, there always was something in addition that failed to get into the initial plan, so, I had to add it on the way. Some things were forgotten in the course of preparation, so naturally on the last day or, namely, the evening before the exam I was usually surprised to find out that I have about half of the whole bulk of the questions to revise, but there was only one night ahead, and the examination was at 8 o’clock in the morning, and there was absolutely no way to manage to do it all in time, and…
Thus, I sat until 4 in the morning, trying to cram everything in my head and feeling that I can’t memorize anything, and finally stopped doing it, persuading myself that I would revise a little bit on the way to the exam and knowing that I won’t do it.
And I was…