If you’re asking college students, there is no question that finals season is one of the most stressful times. Long research papers, nerve-wracking presentations and weeks of studying crammed into just a few days can do a number on even the most committed scholars.
Facing Zoom with a smile, Faris El Akbani’s “repeat customers” of the tutoring center at the College are used to his charm in real life. The senior communications major has been working in his position for three years, going from in-person consultations to the digital realm of perfecting essays via screen sharing.
This year’s exam period is unlike any other, with exams being administered remotely due to the pandemic. Normally, we would have access to the library's study rooms to prepare for finals. Although campus is closed, here are some tips to help you study and plan out your finals week.
This is an extraordinarily challenging time for us all. In the absence of fall break, it can be overwhelming as you try to keep up with your assignments and prepare for your exams. Know that you are not alone, and that there are resources to help you succeed. Here are some tips to help guide you:
We’ve all been in this situation: it’s only Monday and you already have 55 pages to read for class tomorrow, two essays due this week and two exams to study for.Overwhelmed, you turn to our friends to let out your stress. Your friend empathizes with you but makes sure to let you know that you have it easy because they have even more to do. Sure, you’re stressed out, but they claim they’re feeling even worse.
A vital skill that all successful students need to have in college is the ability to study effectively. This can be done in a variety ways as well as in a variety of places, such as in the library, a dorm room or even at Starbucks. Sometimes it can be helpful to study with a group of classmates or friends.
As I was struggling with the impending thought of failure, I realized that the worst feeling was yet to come — the feeling that after studying for hours on end, I wouldn’t remember anything when the time came to take the exam.