30 Reasons You Didn’t Get An A

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It happens to every college student – you take an exam, have a feeling you didn’t do so well, but secretly hope you somehow pulled off a good grade. Then, the hope that you once had rapidly deflates when you get you get your test back. So why didn’t you get an A? Read on to see if any of the below sound familiar:

  1. The easiest way to get a bad grade: you never actually went to class.
  2. You set your alarm to get up early that morning to cram, and slept through it.
  3. Your TA doesn’t speak fluent English, so you didn’t make an appointment with him or her because language barriers intimidate you.                                                                                                                                                                                                         
  4. You decided that reading the Facebook chat conversation on the laptop of the person in front of you in lecture was more important than the lecture itself.
  5. Your book for the class hasn’t been touched in so long, it’s collecting dust.
  6. Your study break turned into a movie break, which then turned into a sleeping break.
  7. You thought it was necessary to go through every single GIF blog you could find and post all of the relevant ones on your friends’ walls.
  8. You wanted to try out studying at a bar.
  9. You spend too much time daydreaming about your young, hot professor and your pretend relationship that will never happen.
  10. One word: Snapchat.
  11. The night before was the championship game for intramural basketball, and you couldn’t let your bros down.
  12. YOLO is your life motto. 
  13. Picking off your nail polish during class requires your full concentration.
  14. You had to try out the new drink specials at your favorite bar, and they just so happened to be happening the night before your exam.
  15. Online shopping addictions.
  16. The new Madden just came out.
  17. Clearly, the night before your exam was the best time to plan out your future wedding on Pinterest.
  18. Happy hour evolved into happy six-hour                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            .
  19. You took a break from studying in your room and went to the bathroom, but stopped in the room of every person in your hall on the way there.
  20. You have the amazing ability to spend an hour and a half counting ceiling tiles in your lecture hall instead of listening to your professor.
  21. It’s your Hell Week.
  22. You spend the majority of your day obsessing over your fantasy football lineup.
  23. 3 a.m. the night before your exam just seemed like a good time to start.
  24. Sending your boyfriend six-page long texts about how mad you are at him or how much you love him (depending on your mood) always seems to happen during class.
  25. Time management has never been your specialty.
  26. The person sitting next to you in class never showers and the stench knocks you out every time.
  27. You overestimated your knowledge, or underestimated your professor’s ability to test you on minute details.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     
  28. Eavesdropping in the library is infinitely more interesting than studying.
  29. You thought the best time to FaceTime your best friend from home and catch each other up on your lives was the night before your exam.
  30. And finally … it was just really hard.

 

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