Dead week is a slang term for the week before final exams in the United States of America. The week is known thus because of the propensity for university students to study for exams, and because papers/projects are often due. Students prepare for the exams and papers by pulling all-night study sessions, often with the aid of stimulants such as coffee, caffeine tables and energy drinks. During this period some students will suffer from sleep deprivation, increased irritability, and stress. At some schools this week is referred to as Hell Week, Reading Period, or Reading Week.
This is a photo of my precious husband finishing his 45th hour on a huge project for his highway design class. He has been swamped and ghost-like. Dead weak is prominent in this household.Just one more term until we leave for Phil's summer internship and then come back for 2 more terms until Graduation....