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What's worse than exam anxiety?

Lab anxiety.

I’ve always found labs to be ten times more stressful than midterms, term projects, and even final exams. Unlike studying for a test- which, for many science courses, just means having to mentally photocopy the assigned readings from the textbook- labs are a test of your personality.

Labs are sort of like the science fair project you did with your best friend in grade five. Except they happen every single week, you usually don’t know the people you’re working with, there are TAs watching you every step of the way, and instead of making a paper mache volcano, you’re messing around with organic acids.

Yeah, just like a science fair.

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