‘Twas the Night before Finals by Shannon M. '12
Likely the highlight of my literary career. And some words of advice to EA.
My apologies to Clement Clark Moore.
‘Twas the night before finals, and all through the ‘tute,
You would think that the students had all become mute.
The freshmen were nestled all snug at their desks,
While hoping for at least one 5 AM rest;
And I with my physics, roommates with their chem,
Had just settled down for some quick SHM,
When out on the ‘net there arose such a clatter,
I sprang to my Mac to see what was the matter.
“I’m going to fail physics!” I saw one frosh yell.
“Is torque in or out? There’s just no way to tell!”
The seniors all clammered, “There’s no need to stress,
You’re on pass/no record, and it’s just one test!”
Was what I replied, adding my two cents, too.)
Though after a bit, that commotion died down,
And I went back to physics and tried not to drown.
But if you’re like me, your attention span’s shot,
So I went to the kitchen to make something hot.
Well, it turns out our suite had some Chinese around,
And MIT moral code says to free food I’m bound,
So armed with some chicken, to work I returned,
But facebook then beckoned (you think I’d have learned…)
‘Bout two hours later, my status updated,
My procrastination seemed slightly abated.
So I went back to physics- attempt number three!
And this brings us to now, about 1:23.
My review sheet is awesome, my psets are read,
My exams are all studied, and I am in bed.
In just a few hours, fiziks will be done,
And I will have finished exam number one.
It’s hard to believe that just one year ago,
I was just one of you- yeah, I still didn’t know!
So while I wait for finals, and you for decisions,
Here’s something to think about during admissions:
Early admits, in one year you, too, could be,
Freshmen learning the truth in: “IHTFP!”