Monday, February 22, 2010

Combine Studies.. Anybody game ???

Gosh... I miss my college days terribly. Especially the exam season. Haaa.... Gone were those days when we used to run around collecting study materials, taking photo copies of class notes, collecting the professor's notes from the class representative, discussing the test portions standing outside our dept, assembling in the study hall to discuss who will study what unit and after a couple of hours gather back in the same place to discuss and share whatever we learnt in those 2 hours. All this will happen the day before the exam.

Combine studies were fun. Total fun. In spite of all that exam tension, loads of study materials piled up in front of you and just few hours to click away before the exam, the motivation,support and confidence that you get from combine studies keeps you going. At least, it worked for me.

I still remember that day before the exam of one of the management subjects in my 7th semester. I'd been to Divya's place for the so-called "Combine studies". We did everything other than studying. We were listening to music for sometime ("You should relax your mind before you start studying" was our theory you see :) !!! ). By this time, Divya's mom had prepared hot hot chapathis with chicken curry for dinner. Both of us attacked the food the moment we laid sight on it. After the dinner we were having a casual talk and Divs said she had recently watched the movie 'VasoolRaja MBBS' and had like it so much and insisted i should watch it too. So we instantly downloaded the movie and watched it. Divs' mom had also prepared tea for us and had kept them in a thermos flask so that the studying kids could have a sip when they are sleepy. But we finished it while we were watching the movie :) Just when the movie was about to get over, Bee had called to inquire about our progress. She said she was about to finish two units already. Only then did we realize that we were gathered in her place for the sole reason of studying for the exam the next day. Then we quickly designed a study plan. Divs will do the first two units and I'll do the next two and the last one we'll rush up together. And we will teach each other with whatever we've learnt. So this was the plan. It was 1.30 AM by the time we actually started studying. I was in the drawing hall and Divs was studying in her bedroom. After an hour I went to Divs' room to check how she was doing. She was nicely wrapped in two layers of bedsheets and was happily sleeping. I tried waking her up, but in vain. So I left her sleeping and continued my part sincerely. It was a half-an-hour's drive from Divs' place to college. She was driving and i was sitting in her pillion. Before we reached college we successfully discussed the units that we've learnt the previous night. (I can hear you scream WHATTTT ???!!!)

Yes....6 hours of study and 30 mins discussion is all it takes for us to write an exam :) And both of us cleared the paper with decent grades :)

How cool is that !!! :)


  1. NO we were far better than you guys. We also had similar experience during 8th semester for our Software Engineering paper, we went to Dhabha the day before the exam and we were there till 2.30AM, came back to room slept till 6.30AM (yes 3 hours) then each of us (5) read one chapter for 3o minutes and shared everything in another 30 minutes and we all are done. Guess what we all are cleared that paper and I got 85% in that paper, one of the highest marks in my college


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