It may not seem like it, but finals are coming up. They sneak up on college students and then panic sets in. Then two weeks of chaos occurs. So, this is a preemptive warning, THEY ARE COMING.
I am one of those students who freak out about grades in general, let alone finals. I like seeing top-notch grades come back to me, but in reality that does not always happen. That especially does not happen when you have four papers and two tests in a week. I am currently having one of those weeks and most of the time things seem hopeless. I feel like I am never going to be able to even begin a paper because my mind is so boggled.
One recurring assurance I keep hearing is that "It's only a paper" or "It's only one test". These words really put life in perspective for me. Turning in a paper late or bombing one test won't end my college career. That paper/test does not define me. Grades do not define any person. Don't get me wrong, school is important, it just isn't the be all and end all of a person's existence.