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Stressed out about finals

Stressed out about finals

Salma Desiderio, Author

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      Yes, It is that time of the year again. It is time to cry and whine about finals. Students can either set their priorities straight and actually get work done or be in “chill” mode for the rest of the semester. How students achieve their academic goals for the semester is no secret: simply studying and doing homework does the trick. However, finding the right studying techniques can be challenging and should not be overlooked.

      CREST student,  Julia Lisk’s method of studying includes a ten minute break after every 30 minutes of focusing on one specific class. She also recommends that students, “prioritize the classes they’re in and focus on the subjects that need the most work.”

      Senior Karen Hernandez, who has received a full ride to NAU, claims, “studying a week before finals instead of the night before exams,” works for her. She also says that, “when it comes to memorizing notes or vocabulary, note cards are a lifesaver.”

      Time is ticking and if current grades scream disappointment, putting in some sort of effort is extremely encouraged. Expert in procrastination herself, Natalia Ortiz, stated that, “being engaged in class for the last couple of weeks while also reviewing notes has worked since freshman year.”

      As the semester comes to an end, students will receive the grades they work for. Working hard these last two weeks can make a significant difference in grades. Although grades are important, so is mental health. Taking breaks and doing something non-school related is a must, whether it’s taking a walk outside or working on a hobby. Lastly, don’t forget to breathe.

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