Finals Week: Through students eyes

Dead week and finals week. The dynamic duo combines to create a chaotic and caffeine filled two weeks. The accumulation of final papers, projects and presentations sends droves of students to the library for hours on end. Every student has a different approach to dealing with the stressors of dead and finals week. Students in the SUB and the library were asked a series of questions regarding the last two weeks of the semester.

1. Survival Tips:

“Establish what you need to know for the final and what information is especially important.”

-Jason Berg (Sophomore, English – Writing)

 

“Eventually what you got on these finals won’t be important anymore. Looking back on my freshman year I can’t remember what I got on my finals.”

-Sarah Johnson (Junior, Microbiology)

 

“Remember to go to the gym and sleep a lot. Definitely laugh at yourself and don’t take things too seriously.”

-Ashton Solecki (Junior, Cell Biology and Neuroscience)

 

“Manage priorities, put school over friends for two weeks.”

-Lexie Kambich (Junior, Biochemistry)

“Coffee”

-Elliot Howard (Senior, History)

“Vitamin C packets”

-Meg Harrison (Freshman, Environmental Sciences – Land Rehabilitation)

 

“Have lots of Airborne, eat healthy and get as much sleep as possible.”

-John Miller (Sophomore, Architecture)

2. Finals week in one word:

 

“Caffeine”

-John Miller (Sophomore, Architecture)

 

“Struggle-bus”

-Lexie Kambich (Junior, Biochemistry)

“Hell”

-Sarah Johnson (Junior, Microbiology)

“Determination”

-Meg Harrison (Freshman, Environmental Sciences – Land Rehabilitation)

3. Best part of finals week:

 

“The best part of finals week is feeling like I did well on a test, it makes me feel like that all the studying actually paid off.”

-Ashton Solecki (Junior, Cell Biology and Neuroscience)

“Being done and not having that stress anymore.”

-Jason Berg (Sophomore, English – Writing)

“Being able to go home”

-John Miller (Sophomore, Architecture)

4.  Worst part of finals week:

“The worst part about finals week is waiting for the organic chemistry final to be passed out.”

-Sarah Johnson (Junior, Microbiology)

“The lack of sleep, test anxiety and break in routine.”

-Elliot Howard (Senior, History)

“All of my tests are bunched within two days of each other. It’s overwhelming to start studying in the first place.”

-Ashton Solecki (Junior, Cell Biology and Neuroscience, Honors)

“Not having enough sleep.”

-Meg Harrison (Freshman, Environmental Sciences – Land Rehabilitation)

5.  How to deal with stress during finals week:

“I eat ice cream and cry.”

-Lexie Kambich (Junior, Biochemistry)

“I don’t study for finals and go to the gym.”

-Elliot Howard (Senior, History)

“I take a drive to Hyalite and listen to music.”

-John Miller (Sophomore, Architecture)

“Setting up my time. I try to not stray far from a usual schedule. For example if you usually go to the gym keep that up.”

-Jason Berg (Sophomore, English – Writing)