11 Reasons Finals Week Is The Slowest 7 Days You'll Ever Experience, As Told By 'The Office'

11 Reasons Finals Week Is The Slowest 7 Days You'll Ever Experience, As Told By 'The Office'

Your lose sense of time. You start counting down the days until break. No wonder finals week is dubbed by some as the slowest (and most painful) week of the year.


It's ~almost~ winter break, but finals are our final obstacle on the way to freedom. For me, these last few weeks have dragged on and on, but the last week is at long last approaching. Although I do dread the multiple assessments and studying that comes with the end of the semester, I relish the fact that my suffering will be gone soon — at least for two weeks.

1. You spend an average of two or three hours on each exam.

Although that doesn't seem like a lot of time, once you've gone through four or five exams, your brain cells start to die and the clock seems to reverse itself.

2. You can't stop thinking about break...

During your exam, in between exams, studying for exams — every moment not stressing about exams is spent anticipating the upcoming break.

3. ...and it won't come fast enough. 

You're counting down the days until break. But they're passing so slowly...

4. Every day seems to span the time of three or four days.

It's only Monday? It already feels like weeks have passed.

5. You start hallucinating due to your lack of sleep.

I swear I've already taken this exam before. Am I dreaming?

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6. All your knowledge seems to clump together (and not in a good way). 

You know how your knowledge from each class is supposed to connect to other classes? Only in this case, you've been cramming so much that random facts for chemistry float in your mind when you're taking your history exam.

7. Instead of studying, you waste time online shopping.

Or, if you're Michael Scott, you go online to look at pictures of turtles. Whatever the case, one thing is clear: there's a reason why one week suddenly feels like one year.

8. You spend the whole week depressed.

It's true: sadness makes a day feel like an eternity.

9. You count down every day, hour and second. 

It's also true that being aware of how much time you have left makes it everything pass by that much slower.

10. Your brain is drained and sluggish.

After using your brain cells to the extent of their power, simple words become hard to speak, and your brain finds it harder to process time.

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11. You simultaneously want and don't want to know your scores, and that anticipation drags on the whole week.

I only want to know if it's good.

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To The Teacher Who Was So Much More

Thank you for everything

I think it's fair to say that most people remember at least one teacher who had a lasting impact on them. I have been incredibly lucky to have several teachers who I will never forget, but one individual takes the cake. So here's to you: thank you for all you have done.

Thank you for teaching me lessons not just in the textbook.

Although you taught a great lecture, class was never just limited to the contents of the course. Debates and somewhat heated conversations would arise between classmates over politics and course material, and you always encouraged open discussion. You embraced the idea of always having an opinion, and always making it be heard, because why waste your voice? You taught me to fight for things I believed in, and to hold my ground in an argument. You taught me to always think of others before doing and speaking. You showed me the power of kindness. Thank you for all the important lessons that may not have been included in the curriculum.

Thank you for believing in me.

Especially in my senior year, you believed in me when other teachers didn't. You showed me just what I could accomplish with a positive and strong attitude. Your unwavering support kept me going, especially when I melted into a puddle of tears weekly in your office. You listened to my stupid complaints, understood my overwhelming stress-induced breakdowns, and told me it was going to be okay. Thank you for always being there for me.

Thank you for inspiring me.

You are the epitome of a role model. Not only are you intelligent and respected, but you have a heart of gold and emit beautiful light where ever you go. You showed me that service to others should not be looked at as a chore, but something to enjoy and find yourself in. And I have found myself in giving back to people, thanks to your spark. Thank you for showing me, and so many students, just how incredible one person can be.

Thank you for changing my life.

Without you, I truly would not be where I am today. As cliche as it sounds, you had such a remarkable impact on me and my outlook on life. Just about a year has passed since my graduation, and I'm grateful to still keep in touch. I hope you understand the impact you have made on me, and on so many other students. You are amazing, and I thank you for all you have done.

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Five Tips to Get on Top of Your 2019: Tech Editions

Yeah, there's an app for that.


Technology is the course of the future, why not use it to get on top of your new year? Make 2019 the year you stop sleeping on these great productivity apps and get grinding! Best part, all the apps I've included here are free.

Google Calendar.

Look at that beauty.

I LOVE Google Calendar! Not only is it a great tool to map out your week, it comes with cool features. You can color code tasks and events, get text reminders and so much more. You can even sync your calendar with other people's (this is very helpful for roommates or study buddies).

Google Doc File Folders


Sick of that long list of documents in your Google Docs? You can make file folders to organize all of your docs!

Momentum Chrome Extension

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This is a to-do list on steroids- definitely worth checking out!


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