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Midterms Described By GIFs

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Midterms Described By GIFs
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It's that time of the year when we struggle to get ourselves to class, typically missing a class in order to get work done for that particular class. Every single spot in the Dunkin' Donuts parking lot happens to be taken, and the drive-through line extends all the way onto the highway. Your emotions are taken on a rollercoaster ride, and sleep comes at a bare minimum. Taking a look at your calendar, you may notice that we are halfway through the semester. Of course, it all makes sense now — it's midterm week.

Midterm week is a sneak preview to the nightmare that is going to happen eight weeks from now — finals week. But midterm week can be worse than finals week because you are responsible for taking your midterms and writing your papers, all while finding time to attend classes. At least after your last final you can walk out of the classroom knowing that you don't have to think about school for the next several days. Unfortunately, that doesn't happen during midterm week.

Before studying begins:

1. You find the perfect study spot and feel as though it is an Instagram-worthy post.

2. You make a study playlist and feel motivated to study.

3. Next step is to make the "To Do List" of what to study first.

4. You're motivated and ready to "study hard" as your mother would tell you.

When you actually begin to study:

5. You study intensely for about an hour.

6. You give yourself a well-deserved break.


7. Your 10-minute break turns into an hour because you opened Instagram and stalked your ex-boyfriend and then the girl who was in one of his pictures.

8. You realize that you really need to reevaluate your life now.

9. You open up the textbook again.

10. Zoning out happens about every ten minutes at this point.

11. You mentally give yourself pep talks to keep studying.


12. Perfect timing for Mom to call and ask how studying is going.

13. You've hit your breaking point or what you thought was your breaking point.

14. So you try and sleep.

During Your Midterm:

15. You walk into the exam confidently thinking that if you pretend to know it all, you will pass the test.

16. Your professor then hands out the exam.

17. Everyone around you looks so calm taking the test.

18. You refocus your attention and realize the past five answers have been the same letter. You immediately think, "Did the professor do this on purpose or am I failing?"

19. At this point, you give up and begin guessing.

When you finish the exam:

20. You're exhausted, mentally and physically.

21. You're over college and contemplate dropping out.

22. Don't worry it's all over... until eight weeks from now.

Midterm week is a trip, but hopefully when it's over, you have spring break to keep you sane.

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