Mr. Miller's class had selected 3 of his students to write a test. This test determined whether or not the students passed or failed, and the only way they could do well was by studying the material in the books he was soon to distribute.
Class, as you can see here, I have 3 books. One for Matthew, one for Luca, and one for Andrew. These 3 boys have a test to write on Friday, and their grade depends on it.
The students were given their books, and their mark was in their hands
I better start studying!
I have to do great at this!
I know my stuff, studying is pointless
Matthew went home and studied for as long as he could, because he couldn't afford to fail a course. He applied himself as much as he could with the hopes of success
Luca plays sports from right after school until 11:00 at night. He is given small breaks in between, but every night is extremely exhausting for him. In spite of this, however, Luca used every second of his breaks to study, and stayed up late in spite of how tired he was, just for closure that he studied enough to do well. By the end of the night, Luca already felt comfortable with the material, and still had days left to study.
Andrew went home, ate all the food he could find, and fell asleep in the process. He remembered he had the test, but he was so confident about knowing his information that he figured studying was a waste of time. His excuse was that he needed to be on a full stomach and be well rested to be sucessful, and convinced himself that by napping and eating, he was preparing himself