The Exam Psychology

Most of the students and youth dread exams. The same demon that returns every 5-6 months. But few people realize the power of the demon... ...

Most of the students and youth dread exams. The same demon that returns every 5-6 months. But few people realize the power of the demon... This demon is the one who promotes students to new classes, or make students repeat the class, hands over medals for outstanding performance, or perhaps even awards a Transfer Certificate for failing..We'll consider the name of this demon to be "Demon X".

You'll realize that time flows away quickly during exams, just like water gushing out from porous cotton cloths. In this phase, young people tend to concentrate on studies to such an extent that they do not feel the value of time. They want this time to pass away, so that they can finally be independent from their studies. Students demand an Independence day, don't they? For most, the "Independence day" is the last day of the final exams.

But don't forget about Demon X! He returns and inspects each and every answer one has written with blue/black ink on the answer sheets. It's a lot of work on Demon X while the students relax now. This demon now sips coffee while correcting papers... tiresome work, you know.. Days pass by, weeks pass by...

And the lazy students have no more work to do. What work do they have, actually? Studying was fun, but students didn't realize it early, so now they have absolutely no work to do. Indolent students. They run about, watch TV, or lazily browse through the C:\ on their computer in an attempt to find some interesting files in system32 folder of Windows. They all yawn, tired with their current lifestyle. Maybe some get lucky and go somewhere out of his city to explore. Not everyone's lucky, though.

The last week before the report card arrives. Now's the time that students start getting active. Their hearts do some bit of "disco-dance". He wonders whether he can maintain all those expectations he had promised to his near and dear ones. He thinks and thinks. Thinks quite hard.

The day finally arrives. Demon X is done with his final statistics. All the "indolent" students few weeks before are no longer indolent. Demon X hands out the Report cards that are printed with black ink from a printer cartridge to the students. I observe the reaction on their faces. In a class of 53, 3 faces looks like they just got trolled. The remaining 50 faces looks jubilant with their recent success of passing out of a class.

Another session begins. Demon X is gone for now, but after 5 months he'll again return....

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2 comments

  1. This is funny! Pretty good.

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  2. Nicely written..and rather funny...

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