There’s many a time when a student sits down to write an essay, get half way through it, and realise they’ve got absolutely no clue as to what they are actually writing about. Your thoughts scramble: does this make sense? Am I even writing in English? Is this looking less like an English paper and more like a Classical Latin assignment by the sentence? Other times we have looked at the first question of a test and regrettably looked back on that unnecessary but oh-so-good 12-hour television binge, or that long night out with friends, not realising all those precious study minutes were wasting away. Most of us have opened an exam booklet to realise we studied an irrelevant topic or memorised the wrong chapter of our course notes. We’ve all been there, and plenty of us try to at least make a reasonable attempt at answering a question in the hopes of gathering as many marks as we possibly can.
And then there’s the students that think ‘screw that’.
It’s that time of year again: finals week. Cue the screeching horror music, the caffeine binges, the excessive nail-biting. Give your eyes a break from scanning over that one textbook page again and again and again to remind yourself that whatever you write surely can’t be as bad as the following exam answers.
Complied within this fun little article is a collection of humorous and clever answers to tests, essays, and exam questions. If you’re stressing about finals and find yourself thinking the answer you’re frantically scribbling down in the last 5 minutes sounds rubbish, wait until you’ve read these. You might find yourself reconsidering your ‘maybe-this-is-the-answer-I’ve-honestly-got-no-clue’ response!
This student most likely spent most of their high school life in art class studying and critiquing designs and photographs, and probably has to take maths as a compulsory subject (which sounds an awful lot like my own high school experience). Not a bad critique if I do say so myself!
So stress not, Vocalady Readers. Finals might be a pain in the butt, but at least you know you’ll get a lot further than this handful of students. Good luck to you all, keep calm, and remember that at the end of the day, grades aren’t everything.
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