Dreams: December 28

struggling with an exam

I'm in a classroom full of other students, about to take a final exam. I read the first couple questions of the test in front of me, and they don't make any sense. I have no idea what the right answers should be. I'm very frusterated, so I decide to leave for a while (escape). I leave my test and pencil on the desk and walk out into the hallway. Some friends are standing there. It's almost the end of the semester, so everyone will be leaving for break in the next few days. I start saying goodbyes, hugging people since I'm not going to see them for a while.
Denise is there. She shows me a stack of photos she just got developed. There are a number of closeups of her face. Her skin is radiantly golden; she's smiling really big. We hug goodbye.
I realize I need to go finish the test now. Daveed is sitting at the front of the classroom, taking the test for someone else (I somehow know). I look at the clock and see that it's 7:30pm, meaning I only have half an hour to answer all the questions. This freaks me out. I read through the questions and don't know the answers to any of them. I start to scribble down random answers so that I'll at least have some words on the paper.
Later, I'm standing in the kitchen of John's house (before being remodeled). I'm at the counter when I see a graded test belonging to someone else -- the one I took before. The wrong answers are corrected with red ink. I see now that the test was set up like a newspaper, each question phrased like an article. No wonder I was so confused! It was written by Judith W. (CS10 prof). The thought crosses my mind to steal this corrected test to go revise the one I already turned in, but then I see a pile of other tests sitting on the counter. Mine is there. I got 3/6. Damn, that means that I only got 50%, which is really gonna drag down my final grade.


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