Usually students are fully wired upon the day before an exam. But I have always bucked the trend. When others are burning the midnight oil you will find me chilling out at a cinema hall or an ice cream parlor.
I don’t believe in last minute cramming for it makes me forget all that I have managed to learn with great difficulty until then.
So whether I have finished the portions or not, I close my books with a big bang and chalk out stress-busting programs for the day. This ensures that I have a clear mind on the day of the exam. I also manage to get a good night’s sleep the night before the exam.
I have found that the great majority of students do the exact opposite of what I do. Butterflies will begin fluttering in the stomach as one thinks of what the next day will bring. There will be feverish attempts to remember if one has left out anything and a last minute scramble to take in everything at a glance.
Suddenly there is a sinking feeling that one has forgotten to study that important essay or crucial formula. Panic sets in and the mood becomes downbeat as one comes to the somber conclusion that one is going to create a record by getting the lowest marks in
I ran into my mother’s room and found my mother lying on the floor. She was unconscious. Immediately I called the doctor who had attended to her and asked him what I should do. He told me to pour some sugar solution down her throat and call for an ambulance. I did as he said but instead of calling for an ambulance I called my neighbor on the phone and asked them if they could take us to the hospital immediately.
My neighbor’s son came over and we managed to put my mother in his car. Then we sped to the hospital. My mother was put on a drip at once. After a while she recovered consciousness. The doctor said it was a good thing that I had not waited for the ambulance as she could have gone into a coma. It is one day I would like to forget for I still remember the panic and fear I felt when I realized that I could lose my mother who meant the world to me.