Via AoSHQ, funniest quotes from Cracked – The 7 Dumbest Things Students Do When Cramming for Exams:
But this crawling panic and insane workload is a great learning experience. College is all about preparing for the real world, and this is one of life’s favorite lessons to teach: You’ve screwed up badly and there will soon be a reckoning. How do you deal with that?
In the game of life college isn’t even easy mode, it’s the bonus level.
Students spend the days leading up to exams stockpiling handouts, photocopies, printouts and textbooks by the video game logic that simply owning books makes you smarter. [Scott: I can attest that merely carrying books in your Inventory increases your skills in Arcanum.]
In my time working at universities, one thing I noticed without fail was that the terrible students would “study” by piling up work all around them, then sit there wasting time and being miserable until the clock said they were finished. Which is actually brilliant preparation because that’s exactly the type of job they’ll get.
If you’ve ever been to college, or a coffee shop within two miles of one, you’ve seen a student painting their notes like a My Little Pony in drag. In Thailand.
Some students spend longer trying to reach the perfect setup than Buddhist Monks spend trying to reach Nirvana, and with less tangible results.
Many students think of preparing for exams like Dragon Ball Z: You focus and concentrate all sorts of power with endless text for weeks, then fire it all out in one perfect blast.