[dropcap]E[/dropcap]xams are so life consuming that when they come around, they are the dreaded fifth season, eliciting a desire for a zombie apocalypse.
Forcing us into memorising and regurgitating a myriad of information, they are inaccurate in measuring our knowledge and prevent us enjoying the sun by quarantining all students to libraries.
There is one inevitable conclusion: exams will turn us into vampires. Souls destroyed with an intolerance to sunlight and a yearning to bite people who look prepared. It’s this indisputable certainty which awaits us. Happy revising.”
[dropcap]I[/dropcap] don’t mind writing an essay under timed conditions – it can actually be quite fun if I have a good topic – but what I do mind is the physical pain that it causes. There’s the backache from hunching over those awkward little desks; the wrist pain from scribbling out words; and, of course, the headache from stressing over what to write. I always come out of the exam hall feeling like I’ve just played a super-intense tennis rally!”