Beware, you’ve just crossed over into the twilight zone
Weirdness abounds in the build-up to exams, so it’s worth trying to understand how people react to pressure – and to avoid being too judgy
It’s getting to that time again. We’re coming to the crunch and feeling the squeeze. The number of lessons left are ticking down and time seems to be speeding up. Exam season – in all its terrifying glory – is gearing up and preparing to invade.
It’s a time of year in colleges when the pressure is almost palpable. And this pressure can often manifest itself in different ways (not all of them massively positive). Office-based arguments increase; students, often under the influence of panic or feigned indifference, start to act like utter members; and an off-key word or phrase in an email is ...