We've all put off exams way longer than we should have, and we've all experienced the exact same struggle. It may not be the best way to do it, but who says you can't make your own way?
1. Telling yourself you'll start to study at least two weeks in advance.
"This is it, I'm going to stick to my word this time. Every free second of my life will be devoted to this exam. I am going to eat, sleep and breathe chemistry. I'm changing my name to Isaac Newton."
2. Waiting until a few days before your exam to start studying.
How hard can it really be? Chemistry is everywhere! Watching Netflix on my laptop definitely counts as studying.
3. Finally dragging yourself to the library, with two cases of Red Bull and a box of coffee from Dunkin' Donuts in tow.
Of course you're willing to do the math to find out exactly how much caffeine you can consume before an overdose, but forget about calculating the mass percentage of an element in a compound.
4. You're going to need to pull an all-nighter to learn everything.
Sure, staying up watching Netflix until 4 a.m. is an easy feat, but learning things? Important things for an exam? No, thank you.
5. After a long night of no sleep and many, many polyatomic ions, it's time for the exam and you're ready to kill it.
"I am the physical embodiment of chemistry. I'm going to kill this exam and my university is going to give me an honorary degree in chemistry after I ace this."
6. You boast about how you knew every answer on that exam.
"What did you put for 25? Oh, no, I put letter A. I'm definitely right, that was the easiest exam I've ever taken in my life. I could've aced that in my sleep."
Realistically, you probably were half asleep while taking it anyway.
7. Calculating how well you need to do on the remaining exams to pass the class.
You win some you lose some! But you swear, you'll study sooner next time and ace the next exam.