The People We Become At Exam Time

It's that time of the year again folks and the summer is within touching distance, you can almost smell the J1 Huntingdon Beach air and taste the In and Out burger...However, there's one little hump you need to get over first, a certain case of exams. Whether they're first year or final exams we can all spot the people we become as the dreaded day arrives. Here are the people we become at exam time..

The Revision King

Hasn't done a tap all year as they were out playing sports or representing the college in something yet they are consistently able to learn the syllabus for every module in 10 seconds flat..

The Troll

The one that hasn't a clue yet answer every question during revision purposely incorrectly in order to get the right answer that they then correctly write in their notes.

The Stoner


They aren't generally weed smokers but once the stress of exams hits they stock up with an 0unce. However as the days pass they find themselves solving more of Dr. Phil guests problems and mimicking summer bay's Alf Stewart saying "Flamin' eck" than they do staring at they're notes. They get lost in a haze of Pink Floyd and Frank Zappa before ultimately having to repeat in September.

The Cramer

They rush through their notes trying to absorb as much as possible but all they really end up doing is creating a page weaving rainbow by using all the highlighters of the rainbow.

The Person Who Puts On Four Stone

They have a muffin in one hand and their notes in the other. It's a comfort thing for them and they'll more than likely drop the extra weight over the summer.


The Stick Insect

They can't eat, they can't sleep and are probably having visions. The impending arrival of the first exam leaves them dry retching, so much that they can't even keep down a slice of toast.

The Nemesis

The one person you know can do better than you. It becomes a race against time to absorb as much knowledge as possible to defeat them...leading to a pre exam stand off.


The No Hoper

They will probably spend more time in conversations about how screwed they are when they could be actually studying. They are also the ones that will probably, out of nowhere, pull a 1.1.

The Nervous Wreck

Unlike the no hoper the nervous wrecked has studied every single permutation and knows the old exam papers inside out. You could actually have been spoon fed the questions in advance as well as the answers and they would still be shaking in their shoes before kick off.

The Laid Back One

Never once have you seen a bead of sweat on them when it comes to academia, they upload late night assignment submissions at 11:59:59 and still make the deadline

The Choker

They answer every question in class to a level of annoyance and cockiness yet once the exam hall comes they become a human sieve..

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Ian Smith
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Ian is a contributing writer for CollegeTimes. He is currently partying his ass off for the Summer having spent the past 7 years at various colleges across the globe. While by no means an athlete, he considers himself a world class darts player... If you tweet him he will not respond.

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