Newswise — The following opinion is from Madison Harris, a senior studying Strategic Communication at the Elliott School of Communication, and a marketing intern in the Office of Strategic Communications at Wichita State University.

Let's talk about finals. We all hate them, we all endure them and eventually, we all survive them. As told by The Office and Parks and Recreation, I bring you "final thoughts." Just remember, fake it until you make it. 

Harris shares her thoughts using photos and gifs to the following:

The unfortunate feeling of the end of the semester, knowing it's time for finals. 

Going out the weekend before knowing you should be home studying.

When you study for 5 minutes:

Going to the exam in a caffeine hangover, lack of sleep and an emotional state, but it's fine.

When you finish your group project and realize you won't ever have to work together again.

Realizing the night before that you're doomed no matter how much you study. 

When you look up from the exam and make accidental eye contact with the professor.

Getting the exam: I'm going to do GREAT!

  • First question: I think I'll come back to this later.
  • Second question: I'll just skip this for now.
  • Third question: Welp. I'm doomed.

Thinking you know the answer to the multiple choice question but it's not an option.

Trying to answer 40 multiple choice questions, 10 short answers and 3 essay questions in 2 hours. 

Turning in the exam knowing you gave it your best effort.

When you still have three finals left. 

A classmate asking how you did, right after you turn in the exam. 

Planning your post-exam pampering. You've earned it.

The day after finals be like: 

Florida Stanley is the equivalent to holiday break me.

The visual story is available here

* This article is based on the opinion of one student and does not necessarily reflect the opinion of the university.

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Caption: Madison Harris is a senior at Wichita State University