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As reported by the American-Statesman’s Maribel Molina, a University of Texas student’s video chronicling her struggle with a final exam went viral — and so did an offer UT-Austin President Gregory L. Fenves to buy her four years’ worth of blue books. Twitter user Ann Mark posted a video of her walking through the campus area and describing her first final exam. She showed up to her exam room without a blue book, admits she hasn’t been to class in nearly a month and realized she was in the wrong test room.

JoAnn King: I am a UT grad and never had a bad final exam experience. But I have nightmares that I am lost on campus, looking for the room where an exam is being given.

Sherri Barnhill Davis: Rule No. 1 for succeeding in college: Go to class!

Cheryl Boone-Delgado: I’m so old that my university supplied the Blue Books for exams, as many as we needed. I’m shocked she had to buy and bring her own.

Kevin McLaren: This never happened to me — but I’ve had nightmares that it did.

Brian Figueroa: I have nightmares about this stuff. I graduated nearly 20 years ago and final exams still linger in my mind.

Tiff Duncan Glenney: Considering how much paid to go there, I would think that the professors actually work for you, not the other way around. But then also considering how much paid to go there I would think you’d find value in going to class.

Amy Pomerenke: I once showed up to my chemistry class and realized the lights were dimmed because they started an exam, and I showed up having no idea there would be an exam and without a Scantron. The professor yelled out, “Anyone have a Scantron to sell this poor student?”



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