Here it is the week before finals, (which we all know is generally worse than the week of finals) and I am blogging. No coincidence really.
In case anyone was wondering, this is about how the last two weeks of the semester goes:
Student: I’ve procrastinated a little bit.. but I’ve got time. I don’t think that project, 10 page paper, and test will be that difficult or time consuming. I work best under procrastination pressure.
Professor: Oh. Blast. I see that we have only gotten through 6 chapters. I will admit to not admitting that it is my fault. If students would just understand faster and if my powerpoints that I downloaded from the internet weren’t so long it wouldn’t be a problem.
The department said we have to get through 12 chapters. Hmmm. I’ll just shove 3 tests into a week and a half and then give them a comprehensive final. That should work.
I mean… isn’t this picture what we think of when we think of that professor? I do. Mainly because I hate chemistry with all my heart. Almost…no no, probably more than the Lakers. Maybe. But still. That’s saying something.
All of these shenanigans culminate into this: finals memes, facebook posts where everyone lists all of the tasks and tests they’ve accomplished (usually in the form of “2 down 3 to go!” Just wait… you’ll start to see them,) explosions of minds, and students passed out in the halls laying on couches, floors, tables, and anything else that looks like a somewhat sleepable arrangement, all of which make me laugh.
Here’s to you finals! Here’s to you higher education! And here’s to me! Productively procrastinating like I do best. Enjoy.
And in the spirit of finals AND Christmas! A personal favorite:
Happy finals everybody!