Today is officially the start of the mid-term examinations in DLSU-D. I’m sure it’s the same thing with the other colleges and universities, so for all of us who will be taking our mid-terms the best of luck!
It is during this time that classes once more are not regularly held. What used to be a fully-booked Monday for me, has been an extension of the weekend break even if it were not a holiday. All because my exams actually start this coming Thursday. Nonetheles, it’s not an excuse to bum around and spend hours on end online and blogging away. *ehem*
Well, anyways the logic that exams were scheduled hours apart would enable us students to have more time to study and review our past lessons. In reality though, it’s the perfect time for either bumming out or cramming like there’s no tomorrow.
Bumming out are for those who:
- Care less about the scores they’ll get in the exams but as long as they’d get the passing grade, it’s perfect. In my school, these make up the majority. (Shssh, it’s a secret)
- Those who have already studied well ahead of the exams and so all they’re going to do now is just relax a little more and take a few glance at their notes once in a while. This time around these kind of students number quite considerably.
Those who cram like there’s no tomorrow are:
- The hyperactive students whose membership in extra and co-curricular student organizations will not be less than 2 to 3.
- Student-leaders or council officers who really dedicated their time to performing the functions and duties of their positions and offices.
- Those who bummed around well before the exams came around. The ones who frequented internet shops playing online games or watching YouTube or pimping their Friendster profile or blogging, spending too many school nights on drinking binges or those who have mistaken the mall or the billiards halls for their classrooms.
Either way, the school campus takes on a new ambiance, one of academic dreams, hopes, and stuggles taking full circles once more.
Those who cram run around campus like it was the Japs invading us all over again while on the other hand, those who bum around crowd and litter the kiosks, library, corridors and canteens just passing the time by waiting for their next exam to start.
Of course there’s another group of students that come out during exams week; those who still haven’t paid up for their tuition and school fees, standing in line at the accounting office hoping for a temporary exam permit. But that’s for another post.