Strange things happen when you have a midterm the next day

What is it about having a midterm that leads to all kinds of strange events that make it impossible for students to do it on time?
The evening before a big midterm exam in a science class….everyone should be putting the finishing touches on their study sessions. Notecards have been written, class notes have been pored over, highlighted passages of readings have been reviewed, study groups have finished swapping practice questions.

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