FINALS WEEK sympathy thread


I Bleed Georgia Red
Oct 18, 2005
it's that time of year again, folks!

to all my lovely fellow college students out there in the tPF universe, i wish you a good finals week, lots of coffee (or, if you're like me, lots of sugar-free Full Throttle), all-night pizza delivery, and a few more days of sanity.

i had my very own finals week christmas miracle earlier today - one of my professors emailed me and said that since she had to cancel the last day of class, our final was optional! thank god i have an A in the class, i will NOT be taking it!

i'll leave you with this, which my freshman roommate emailed to me several years ago:

Twas the night before finals,
And all through the college,
The students were praying
For last minute knowledge.

Most were quite sleepy
But none touched their beds,
While visions of essays
Danced in their heads.

Out in the taverns,
A few were still drinking,
And hoping that liquor
Would loosen their thinking.

In my own dorm room,
I had been pacing,
And dreading exams
I soon would be facing.

My roommate was speechless,
His nose in his books,
And my comments to him
Drew unfriendly looks.

I drained all the coffee,
And brewed a new pot,
No longer caring
That my nerves were all shot.

I stared at my notes
But my thoughts were all muddy
My eyes went ablur,
I just couldn't study.

"Some pizza might help,"
I thought with a shiver,
But each place that I called
Refused to deliver.

I'd nearly concluded
That life was too cruel,
With futures depending
On grades had in school.

When all of a sudden,
Our door opened wide,
And Patron Saint Put It Off
Ambled inside.

His spirit was careless,
His manner was mellow,
He looked straight at me,
And started to bellow:

"What kind of student
Would make such a fuss
To toss back at teachers
What they tossed at us?"

"On Cliff Notes! On Crib Notes!
On Last Year's Exams!
On Wingit and Slingit,
And Last Minute Crams!"

His message delivered,
He vanished from sight,
But we heard him laughing
Outside in the night.

"Your teachers have pegged you,
So just do your best.
Happy Finals to All,
And to all a good test."
I've been there. I remember it well. Glad it's over.

My freshman year of college I ended up with strep throat and pneumonia on finals week. I got sent home to recover and had to take my finals AFTER Christmas break.
Ugh...working on a take-home stats final this weekend. I've got this take home due Tuesday, an in class on Tuesday afternoon, and a 30-40 page paper due on Tuesday afternoon as well.
Then it's all over!!!
Aww! Thanks for this thread. I got through my biology exam on 36 hours straight of studying (overstudied for all the wrong things, but I think I still pulled through -- it's over, though, and that's the most important part). I can't believe I went right back to relaxing! I've got one exam next week, and another one a few days later. Study, study, study, aah!

I wish I was brilliantly organized and rich (don't we all) so that I could shop half the time, and study half the time. That would be perfect.