Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Merry time = Exam time?

It is that time of the year again when engineering kids get their textbooks out of the cobwebs and start underlining every line they read. Yes, the end semester exams are here (a week away). With the goal of passing in all the subjects,  these kids drill themselves for a week with increasing order of intensity, hoping to achieve their goals. Some get away with this, while many unfortunate others re-book their tickets to give the supplementary exams, that happen shortly after the semester exams. This is the usual drill that every student, oh let me re-phrase that, every Engineering student, goes through. 

It is a misconception in a large fraction of the society that engineering = being jobless for four years and taking home a degree. We, as students, understand the torment on the kids' mental and physical health, (in my college, it includes spiritual also). So people, Stop giving those "m-e-h" looks when someone tells you they are doing engineering. Instead, you shoud say, "Brave, proud of you". 
Anyway, I'm not against the torture that we go through, it is needed. We try, we fail, we learn, we try again, we fail again, we learn more, but, it's  not an infinite loop. At the end, we come out as experienced and successful scholars who change the world and make it a better place to live in for the rest of the population. 

Alright I deviated a bit in the last paragraph :P Let me come back to the topic. 
Exam days have been the most amazing days of my life. Stop giving those looks, I'm serious. We get the world's most creative ideas while studying for examinations. My friends and I make a huge to-do list that we always plan to implement after exams. We sing, we dance, we eat (a lot), we crack lame jokes, we roam around for no reason, and, when we are bored, we study. Yes that's how it is. And the feeling after an exam is priceless, you know exactly what I'm talking about. So, exam time doesn't suck that much, enjoy it, it's only for a few days. ;) Good luck to all the future engineers! 

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