UT Student's Harrowing Tale Of First Final Exam Goes Viral

In a video that has been viewed more than 7 million times since it was tweeted on Dec. 15, Ann Mark -- a Radio-Television-Film freshman student at the University of Texas at Austin -- reenacts an experience every student has experienced.
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This freshman student's harrowing tale of her first college exam will make you relieved you're not a college student anymore.

In a video that has been viewed more than 7 million times since it was tweeted on Dec. 15, Ann Mark -- a Radio-Television-Film freshman student at the University of Texas at Austin -- reenacts an experience every student has experienced. Or at least an experience every college student has woken up from in a feverish sweat.

The whole thing happens in a span of 15 minutes.

 

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First, she gets to the classroom, and realizes she doesn't have a blue book.

"For those of you who don't know, a blue book is apparently what you need to write a friggin' essay," Mark said. "You have to go and buy special paper so that your professor can read it because apparently they're illiterate when you write on notebook paper."

So she dashes to University Co-Op on the Drag to buy a pack of this "special paper." Once she gets back to the classroom, she texts her friend, who tells her she's in the third row.

She's not in the third row.

"So I ask this girl, 'This is RTF, right? This is World Cinema History?'" Mark said. "She's like, 'No, this is physics.'"

Her friend explains to Mark their exam is at "Hogg."

So, she runs. Into a window.

She then brushes herself off and runs into a line at Hogg. 

"And I'm like, 'This is RTF, right?'" Mark asked a person standing in the line. "And this girl's like, 'Nooooo. No, it's not RTF."

The girl informs Mark there's a Hogg building and a Hogg auditorium. Mark is at the auditorium.

"So I look up Hogg building, and it says, 'Four minute walk,'" Mark said. "Well it better be a one minute sprint, cause I've got 60 seconds left."

She finally gets to her exam.

"I sit down and I write an amazing essay on how Napoleon Dynamite is a great example of an independent film in America," Mark said. "And then I apologized."

As this freshman so wisely put it, “D is for degree amiright”?

Greg Fenves, UT's president, had some words of encouragement for Mark: