Midterms, As Told By 'Friends'
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Midterms, As Told By 'Friends'

So no one told you (college) life was gonna be this way...

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Midterms, As Told By 'Friends'
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Its that time of year again--midterms have arrived. Long gone are the days of syllabus week, when going out every night is the norm and taking naps twice a day is more than acceptable. Fun-filled evenings out with our friends quickly turn into long nights in the library. You’re most likely drowning in readings, papers and flashcards and wishing more than anything that the pain would stop so you could curl up in bed and binge-watch your favorite Netflix show. Here's what this part of your semester will most likely look like.


Before midterms kick in, everything seems wonderful. You have a little bit of work, but really you can’t complain. Life is good.

But then, it hits you. Every exam, quiz, paper and group project for the month comes at you at a speed which you never thought possible. Before you realize what’s happening, you’re essentially drowning in work.


You try to handle yourself with grace and make all your friends think you can manage all the work being thrown at you with ease. However, your bitterness about the situation you're in definitely shows.


While you're stuck in the library on a Thursday night, you watch your friends get ready to go out and have a good time. Inevitably, FOMO starts to kick in. You wish more than anything that you could get out of the stacks and into a party.


There is too much to do and not enough time, so you may have to pull an all nighter. Even if you don't like coffee, you'll have to drink it. Caffeine is a gift from the gods during a time when sleep isn't a necessity, but a luxury.


You're hungry from all those hours at the library, and from all the brain power you've been using. When you get back to your dorm, chances are you'll eat anything and everything that's in your fridge.


As your exams approach, you'll tell yourself that everything is fine...


...When in reality all you want to do is scream.


Finally, exam day has arrived. You're nervous, but you know that you've been working hard. You sit down, pencil in hand, ready to conquer the test that's put in front of you. However, you look at the first question and panic. Half of the stuff on the exam was definitely not in the textbook, and there are multiple right answers. But there's nothing you can do now, so you finish the exam and get out of the testing room as quickly as possible.


Finally, your midterms are done. It was pretty awful, but you know you've done the best you can. Take some time to relax, whether that means going to a party with your friends or staying in bed with Netflix and popcorn. You've earned it!


Good luck with midterms and may the curve be ever in your favor.


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