That awful feeling the moment you walk out of the room after an exam...

<p>and realizing that it didn't go so well. Ugh. This is seriously the worst feeling so far. I know it's not a big deal doing average on one exam, but it's just a bummer of a start off. I guess I just studied the wrong material, but now I know what to expect on the exams!! Does anyone else hate this feeling so much? It kind of spoils my day...I try and sleep it off.</p>

<p>I know what you mean. I had two tests back to back last night, and although I've already gotten the results from the second one (104/100), I'm almost positive I bombed the first one. I didn't study the wrong material, but I did stupid things in the essay- probably should have left Star Trek out of an essay about Mary Shelley:/</p>

<p>^Unless the professor's a Trekkie.
I've had an English professor that was a huge poo culture nut and would've loved that reference and thinking outside the box. Your prof might like it too.</p>

<p>Anyway, I usually feel something like that after a good majority of my exams. Whenever I'm too confident, I hate having a C or lower smack me down.</p>

<p>lol, "poo culture"</p>

<p>this happened to me yesterday</p>

<p>Oh, you didn't know? Auto correct lives for opportunities like that.</p>

<p>I think many college students have experienced this... it's worse when you think you did great, get your results back, and see a grade you didn't expect at all. </p>

<p>@princess; One of my professors is a huge Chuck Norris fan... I would bring up Chuck Norris from time to time in my essays. It works, cus I always get great results, so don't be so discouraged!</p>

<p>The funny thing is that I thought I would do well in this class, but I just felt awful the entire testing period. I kept jumping around questions all over the packet, debating between two answers for nearly all of it, etc. I'm just hoping nothing below a C! Last week, I took my Economics exam, which I thought I would surely fail, but I got a 98% and missed only one problem. I have NO idea how that happened but I screamed with joy because I thought Econ was going to be my first subject.</p>

<p>I have two back to back Econ midterms tomorrow. 30-40 questions each. So, I have very little room for error. And it's freaking me out. I recently switched majors, and I've been used to writing English essays or doing programming projects. It's been a REALLY long time since I've had a 40 question test with a bubble sheet. I'm terrified I'm going to screw up one or both of them. </p>

<p>The only relief is that for one of the classes, the lowest midterm is dropped (there are 3), so if I do mediocre on the one for that class, I can make it up by doing better next time. But the other class...well, I HAVE to ace that one. </p>

<p>However, I'll have that horrible feeling anyway because I always do. I'm a paranoid perfectionist. Comes with the territory. -sigh- </p>

<p>(Not to mention it would be so embarrassing to ace Calculus and then bomb Econ... >.>)</p>

<p>I think "scantron sheet" tests are the worst. You'd think that if there are answer options to a question, it would be easier to get to the right answer -- wrong. I'm that type of person who always over-analyze all of my answers, so it's always down to two, which sucks! My best advice for Econ, don't over-think it. While it may be somewhat abstract, just go with what your professor lectured about and you should do well.</p>

<p>I don't know, I usually feel pretty good getting out of an exam, even if I don't think I did well. I'm usually just happy to be done with it and I usually feel like I did my best. I'm REALLY good at not stressing out over school stuff though...some people think I don't care about school since I'm so laid-back about it, but I just have a very calm approach to it that I'm very proud of. I don't let bad grades get to me, nor do I stress out about tests unless I know they'll be RIDICULOUSLY hard. I just have a really intense optimism about school, regardless of what actually happens, lol.</p>

<p>Wow, I literally had that exact experience earlier this week....except I probably didn't score above average this time...</p>

<p>@DJpsu2015 - Well, one of my Econ exams went well. And let me tell you something. When I study both Macro and Micro for the same amount of time, and half of the material is the same, and the tests are of similar length and both multiple choice, then I should do well on both of them. Right?</p>

<p>Apparently not.</p>

<p>In reality, I aced my Macro and bombed my Micro. Why? </p>

<p>Because the questions on my Micro test were incomprehensible. I couldn't even understand what half of them were asking. God, they were poorly worded. I would see a term I knew, call up everything I knew about it, and then read the question and answers. And...half the time none of it added up to an answer. It was so confusing. The questions were confusing. The answers were confusing. I was confused the entire testing period. </p>

<p>I walked out in a haze thinking I'd become completely stupid since last semester. The only thing that made me stop hating on myself was (ironically) my Macro exam. </p>

<p>I think I've met my match. I conquered Cacl I, Data Structures, five English classes, and five years of Japanese, and I'm going to ruin my GPA with Intro Microeconomics. Someone shoot me, please (if the embarrassment doesn't kill me first).</p>

<p>Or when you walk out feeling like you aced it but you end up getting a C or D</p>