I remember I was that bright student who did all her work brilliantly. I used to write my notes so neat, my classmates used to take it from me before exam week to copy down. And after every exam, teachers took my notes for reference. It was something I took pride in.
But then I joined engineering. Things change a lot when you become an engineering student. Your interests, your focus and your way of living changes too. Bags are replaced by a single book in hand and a couple of years later, this book is replaced by a single sheet of paper in pocket, which most of the times, is a borrowed one.
What about notes? That’s where Xerox shops come in. Have you ever seen a queue in front of Xerox shop and wondered what is happening? I can assure you it will be exam time and students are busy getting notes xeroxed. Either some extraordinary student would have written them or the teachers themselves would handover the notes to the Xerox shops. That way they can just teach in class and ask students to collect notes from there.
We had a lecturer who did so. He used to handover the notes to college Xerox shop. It was first year of college and we didn’t know our way around campus that well. We did find the Xerox shop the day before exam, but there was a big queue. We had to stand nearly for 3 hours to get the notes xeroxed. ‘Never on the day before exam’ I vowed before leaving the shop.
It was the same drill for the rest of the years. Search for notes, get it xeroxed. I really have lost count of the amount we have spent on it. I wonder what would be more profitable – working in an MNC, which gaurentees a lot of mental stress or opening a Xerox shop near some college. What say?