Tell us about something you’ve done that you would advise a friend never to do.
This is something I did I’d advise no one to do. During the days of my final year exams, I was living in the residence of the university. I had a room mate ,she was a student of Economics. She thought my going to sleep at 10:30 PM every night was a mistake . Her advice was I should stay up longer like my other classmates. At first I paid no heed to her, when she repeatedly warned me that my classmates would fair better than me in the exam.After hearing this for the umpteenth time, I decided to check it out.
The following evening I stayed up till 1:30 AM. Those three hours I stayed up to study was the worst mistake I made. Since it was past my bedtime I couldn’t sleep rest of the night. When I got up to get ready to go to the exam hall I did not feel well. I panicked what if I cannot go to the exam hall was the only thing I thought. It would mean I’ll have to repeat the year.
This was not acceptable to me. I went to the exam hall, sat on my chair and waited for the invigilator to give out the exam papers. In about five minutes I saw him giving out the question papers, I was feeling dizzy and scared. When I got my paper I read all the questions, and felt I know nothing. I picked it up and read them again. Out of ten questions I was supposed to answer six.
I felt sick and scared. I read the first question and started writing my answer, it took me longer to answer six, on a normal day I’d complete writing my exams in an hour and a half. This did not happen, I think I took all of the time allotted to us.
I realized after I came out of the exam I must not listen to any one about my sleeping schedule. I almost thought I’d fail. Thank God I survived . Those classmates my room mate talked about did not do better than me in the exam.One failed and the other one did not get more marks than me.
I told my room mate in the end, “I will never listen to you, I will sleep at my regular time.”