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It’s Exam Time. Ditch Your Exam.

Some 21 years ago I was in Montreal studying History.  One December morning I woke up at 7am and decided to ditch my exam. Why?  Not that admirable a reason, actually.  I had not studied and I had been at a party until 3am.  I had a sore head and nothing in it that could help me in any event.

Why should you ditch your exam?

You only have 5 days left to make your video pitch for PDT’s Best Fellowship Ever.  When this idea was first mooted I scoffed at it a bit.  I was annoyed it was not my idea.  It’s a gem.  What is more powerful than young people wanting to buck the trend, ditch an exam and get out into the big wide world?  Not much.

So far the entries have all got me thinking

  1. If only there was a PDT Best. Fellowship. Ever. in 1990;
  2. If only I had not gone to that party;
  3. If only I had made a video application (notwithstanding we were still handwriting essays in those days);
  4. If only I had ditched that exam;
  5. I would then have had a chance at giving book learnin’ a pass and gotten on the PDT magic bus ride to Monrovia, Port-au-Prince and Kabul. How life would have turned out differently.
The entries to date really make me wish I was in my 20’s again.

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/XgnlnQMjgro

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/Y-vry500qy0

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/x1BCIcN8VIs

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/qu0_SB5hQ4Q

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/ab6Pq29Ft_o

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/mPWywRI-j6Y

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/5Z1BG7OuSo8

View this entry here: http://youtu.be/nT-hOgq11xY

For complete details on why you should ditch your exam and make a video application see here.

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