In this dream I am taking several courses in preparation for my Ph.D. One of these courses is an advanced math class dealing with complex shapes and patterns. I’m told I need to prepare for an exam. I don’t even remember having attended any of the classes. I’m told I already know the material covered and if I was to just look at the questions I would be able to answer them with the knowledge I already have. I sit down looking for a way out because I don’t believe I am prepared for this. I’m thinking of ways I might cheat. After looking at the questions they are questions that are more life based than theory based. I realize that all I have to do is apply life experience to the questions to answer them effectively. There are others in my class. I want to get the best grade possible but I don’t seem to have patience enough to sit through the exam and call up my experience. It requires a slow methodical approach.