Unless you just took it, I’m sure there are very few of you out there who remember your first college exam. Recalling that first exam usually means you did something to royally fuck it up. Unfortunately, I do remember my first college exam.
Freshman year English. The exam covered everything from the Old Testament to Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, which I have yet to read a single word of. Rather than attempt to read any of the source material the night before the exam, I decided to go out and get hammered instead. Through blurry vision, I ended up skimming through half of Plato’s Republic on SparkNotes at 1 in the morning before passing out in my desk chair. I’m pretty sure I was still drunk when I took the test the next day, and racked up my first-ever D. The first of many humbling college experiences.
It’s safe to say that UT Austin freshman Ann Mark will also remember her first exam story for quite some time — and it’s a lot worse than mine.
From Fox 7 Austin:
In the video, Ann Mark shares her story of forgetting to bring a blue book to the exam, going to the wrong building, and desperately sprinting across campus to make it in time:
UT Austin President Greg Fenves responded to her viral video offering the college student blue books for the next four years.
“College can be challenging, but Ann, you’re clearly cut out for UT! Send me a direct message, and we’ll make sure you have enough Blue Books for the next four years,” the tweet read.
Only in 2017 can you post about a self-inflicted traumatic experience and not only have hundreds of thousands of people rally behind you, but also get rewarded for your grade-A fuck-up by your college’s president. The moral of this story? If at first you don’t succeed, try posting about it on Twitter, and you’ll probably get four years’ worth of free shit. .
[via Fox 7 Austin]
Image via @annmarkk