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English Exam, The Scrivener
November 3, 2016
Elizabeth Scott Moïse
Approaching the end of the year, I remember how the holidays of my first two years of college were overshadowed by the exams looming right after the New Year. Yes, the school scheduled exams to start immediately AFTER the holidays. Torture. I hauled all of my books and notes home, just to have the books sit there on my desk, day after day, where I glanced at them with a deep stab of guilt as I ran out to see my friends and do holiday things. “Tomorrow, I will study all day,” I would promise myself. What actually happened—as reflected in my grades those years—is that the books sat there until I hauled them back to Columbia in early January and crammed around the clock during the whole exam week.
Those were the good old days. I do not miss them. Today is much better because not only do I not have to take any tests, I can be the evildoer who gives them. Get out your No. 2 pencils.
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