My story starts out as any ordinary Monday last semester. I did not go to my Calculus class the week before because I was too busy studying for my other exams. It was during midterms time and I did not have a chance to look at my syllabus as to when my exam was coming up for Calc. I was too busy focusing on other classes and not realizing that there were other important classes to look after as well.
I walked into the building and down the steps. I decided earlier that day, to go to office hours thinking that the exam is coming up so I should get in extra study time. As soon as I reached my classroom door, I saw a sign that said, “Calc exam next Tuesday”.
Just then I turned to look at the calendar in the classroom, and it showed that it was Monday. The day right before the exam.
As soon as I realized my exam was tomorrow, I felt completely defeated in life and decided to go back to my room. I did not know what to do.
A couple minutes after I got back, I decided to stop pouting and start studying for the exam the next day.
There were many problems that I did not know how to do in the study guide. When this occurred, I took the assistance of my friend Eric who took Calculus in high school.
I got so tired of studying that I decided to take a break and play Pokemon. I got so caught up in Pokemon that I lost track of time and it was too late before I realized I could do something about it.
At that time desperation broke in and I decided to commit a very foolish act. I chose to make a cheat sheet for my exam the next day.
After making the cheat sheet I said, “screw everything” and went to sleep.
My friend Eric found the cheat sheet the next day and got very angry with me. He told me I was stupid and he ripped up the sheet so that I could not cheat.
After my friend ripped up the cheat sheet, I decided to just wing the exam and go off of whatever I knew or whatever I studied. I took the exam but it did not feel like it was terribly hard. In fact I even felt like I knew a lot of the stuff, even though I knew was going to fail.
After taking the exam I waited for a week and a half to get the results of my exam. When I went on the computer I was very nervous and scared as to what my score was going to be. As I opened up Sakai, it said my score was a 75! I was jumping with joy and beyond excited that I had gotten a C+ on the exam without studying for more than 2 hours. I knew this kind of thing would only happen to me once in a lifetime so I chose not to take it for granted. I made sure after that, that I would study for every exam very carefully and also made sure that I would never do something dumb like make a cheat sheet.