The coming week should be a busy one. Depending on how you count, this will probably be my 12th major series of examinations. I wrote the chemistry provincial examination in 11th grade; the rest of my provincial examinations at the end of 12th grade, determining university admission; completed four years of normal terms at UBC, with two sets of exams per year; finished one summer term at UBC, with logic and history exams; and passed the quantitative methods exam and qualifying test for the M.Phil last year. I have also had some exams that ultimately proved essentially unimportant. I wrote the SATs when in high school and the LSAT during my first year at UBC. I also had a placement test and final exam for my French language program in the University of Montreal.
Unless I go on to a PhD, and the comprehensive exams involved therein, these may prove to be my final four such tests. By 12:30pm on Wednesday the 13th, it will all be over.