18 Struggles Literally Anyone Who Has Ever Taken An Exam Will Understand

20 May 2016, 15:21 | Updated: 8 May 2017, 17:09

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Katie Louise-Smith

By Katie Louise-Smith

Hands up if your least favourite season is exam season.

Exams? Hate them. End of story. The struggle has never been realer. So if you're currently going through exam hell, this one's for you.

1) The word 'Revise' strikes absolute fear and terror into your heart.


2) And you know that if you fail, there's a chance that your parents will absolutely disown you.


3) You're always sure to take your teacher's advice when it comes to revision... by highlighting the key points.


4) The weeks leading up to your exam are the most stressful days of your life. Seriously.


5) And then there's that moment when you open the exam paper and it's a topic you didn't revise for...


6) Oh, and that moment when you hear people start flipping their pages but you're still on the first question.


7) You've taken the 'one sheet of notes' rule to the absolute limit more than once.


8) And you've tried and tested every single technique of sneaking cheats into the exam hall.


9) You're all too familiar with the sinking feeling of opening your timetable and seeing two exams one after the other.


10) But nothing is worse than having an exam clash and having to sit in isolation for the afternoon.


11) And the second you come out of that isolation, this happens...


12) You suddenly feel like a BO$$ when you manage to slip in a few *high-brow* words and phrases... there's no WAY you can fail now!


13) Then there's that moment when someone goes out of their way to let everyone know they've finished and they just kill your vibe.


14) But when you're the first one that's finished, it's an entirely different story. Everything is different now.


15) There's always that ONE question that puts the strength of your entire friendship group in jeopardy.


16) And then comes the inevitable conversation with your parents.


17) Without a doubt, the worst part of exam season is being the last one to finish.



18) But at the end of the day, you'll come out the experience being much wiser than you were before... and full of advice for the younger generations.