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9 Realistic Stages Of Midterm Exams Told Through GIFs

Written by Christine Rees

It’s that time of year again and, even though you may think I’m talking about Halloween (my favourite holiday), it’s not the spooky season. I’m talking about EXAM TIME and not just any exams… it’s midterm exams. For some of you, this might be your first round of midterms and you’re not sure what to expect. Here are the different stages you’ll face:

We’re going to crush that midterm

bill nye on midterm exams

We’re showing up to class, mentally coordinating our exam schedule, and doing all of the assigned readings… we are going to ace these exams!

You think midterm exams are further away than they actually are

friends chandler

Now you’re stuck with the horrible realization that they are just around the corner. And you are wildly underprepared for the exams you were certain you’d have time to study for. 

Start preparing 

reading three books

It’s okay, we can do this. There’s still time to organize our schedules and make all of this work. 

A professor adds another chapter to study 

buffy bite me

We made just enough time to study what was on the syllabus. Now there’s MORE?

Remember that it’s only one test

vampire diaries elana

But it’s a test that can have a huge impact on our grade!

Bring on the stress studying

sylvestor too much coffee

We have to memorize this and learn that… and, oh, can’t forget to do that mandatory reading. This is going to be an allnighter situation. Better get that coffee on.

You study the wrong topic for a few hours…

community screaming

It’s fine. I swear this was supposed to be on the exam though. BRB while we go scream outside for a little while. 

I mean, how can we possibly remember it all?

this is fine

But really. There’s only so much a brain can handle before it bursts. 

I don’t care anymore

lying down

We’ve done all we can. Time to see how the exam goes.

It’s midterm exams, so do your best to get through them. When it comes to dealing with exam prep, read 5 Positive Ways To Deal With Exam Stress to learn how you can face this stressful time like a pro! Or check out Keeping Your Sanity During The Exam Season!

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