7 Stages Of Getting Back A Test Grade
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7 Stages Of Getting Back A Test Grade

Stages of grief, as told by 'The Office.'

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7 Stages Of Getting Back A Test Grade

It's about halfway through the term. The workload has increased and you've been taking and getting back multiple quizzes, papers and exams. Something all students have in common is the overwhelming anxiety when the professor announces they'll be handing back grades of any sort. Here's a chronological list of thoughts that will run through you're head as you get back all of those unmentionable grades.

1. When the prof announces they'll be handing exams back.

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2. When they then inform you that the class average was just "OK."

And you know you fall in the lower half of that average.

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3. You start to frantically panic to surrounding classmates.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F14%2F635910722843294915-2140786856_63581762159182703787336741_kevinemotions.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=240&h=37ca26da07e8824706d68d9cce83e2203e1fd4ff2ac1cc6e8d92be5a5fdcef93&size=980x&c=1343062455 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F14%252F635910722843294915-2140786856_63581762159182703787336741_kevinemotions.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D240%26h%3D37ca26da07e8824706d68d9cce83e2203e1fd4ff2ac1cc6e8d92be5a5fdcef93%26size%3D980x%26c%3D1343062455%22%7D" expand=1]


4. You finally get the test back and it is absolutely horrendous.

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5. The kid next to you did better and starts to complain to you about their grade.

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6. That awkward moment when you have to walk past the professor you now have a burning hatred for as you leave.[rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F14%2F635910726443384967-1403530686_dont-care-nope-Steve-Carell-The-Office-GIF.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=19&h=ad1d92e16aa72d9fcd51fe61f1f02ba120469062e91d67ff50f9f3786902f4be&size=980x&c=2239542192 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F14%252F635910726443384967-1403530686_dont-care-nope-Steve-Carell-The-Office-GIF.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D19%26h%3Dad1d92e16aa72d9fcd51fe61f1f02ba120469062e91d67ff50f9f3786902f4be%26size%3D980x%26c%3D2239542192%22%7D" expand=1]

7. When you finally accept defeat.

Better luck on the final![rebelmouse-proxy-image https://media.rbl.ms/image?u=%2Ffiles%2F2016%2F02%2F14%2F635910727370698185-1786111967_anigif_optimized-16677-1435543696-1.gif&ho=http%3A%2F%2Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com&s=583&h=c9e9b7c112ce0bd97d88fe66f73e5fffb14f5fbf624eb94404978fde9fcfa2b2&size=980x&c=3164192054 crop_info="%7B%22image%22%3A%20%22https%3A//media.rbl.ms/image%3Fu%3D%252Ffiles%252F2016%252F02%252F14%252F635910727370698185-1786111967_anigif_optimized-16677-1435543696-1.gif%26ho%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Fcdn1.theodysseyonline.com%26s%3D583%26h%3Dc9e9b7c112ce0bd97d88fe66f73e5fffb14f5fbf624eb94404978fde9fcfa2b2%26size%3D980x%26c%3D3164192054%22%7D" expand=1]

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