It's The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

It's The Most Stressful Time Of The Year

What every college student goes through during finals.

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For some the holiday season really is "the most wonderful time of the year". This of course is not true when discussing finals week in college.

Before the festivities commence, students that attend college will likely be the most stressed they will be all year. Students cannot start to enjoy anything until the stress of finals is over. The parties, festivities, and get-togethers often time can get in the way of another important time of the year- final exams.

As fall semester is quickly ending, college students often times find themselves scrambling to maintain their grades and continue to be successful.

The week before winter break is extremely stressful for those in college. Students have final papers, final projects, and/or final exams during this time. Students often times must also juggle a job as busy season begins. Students must make time for all of this, as well as remaining focused.

As the holiday season is approaching more and more students find it more difficult to maintain success with college. As winter break comes up, students are more likely to become less willing to work on what is needed.

Students want to be able to focus on what they want to, which is not finals. Exams are stressful enough. All the events during this time don't make preparing and studying for exams any easier.

We know this time of year spreads holiday cheer; however, it is also a time of pressure and anxiety.As a student myself I'm struggling, but I understand how important finals week is. Finals can make or break a student's grade. Finals is what every professor has been preparing you for since the first day of the semester. Finals is supposed to be the time students need to flourish.

As a student, I know how difficult it is to finish the semester off with finals. I'm very bad at test-taking, which makes finals season even harder. I'm writing this article so that students understand they are not alone. Finals can be challenging, especially if your head is in the wrong place.

My advice as a student myself, is to relax. I know that's way easier said than done but trust me. The anxiety and pressure every student feels as they head into finals is unnecessary. Sure, I believe you should prepare yourself for exams, but you also need to get plenty of rest and treat your body with respect. Eat nutritious foods and take a break from studying if you feel overwhelmed.

Breathe in and breathe and out. Everything will be ok. Happy Holidays.

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Getting Straight A's In College Is Not Worth Failing Your Mental Health

A's are nice, but you are more than a letter.

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The idea of getting an A on every paper, every exam, every assignment, seems great. It can be known as a reassurance of our hard work and dedication to our 4+ classes we attend every single day.

Losing sleep, skipping meals, forgetting to drink water, skipping out on time with friends and family; these are the things that can occur when your letter of an A is what you are living for.

You are worth more than the grade letter, or the GPA number on your transcript.

Listen, don't get me wrong, getting A's and B's definitely is something to feel accomplished for. It is the approval that you did it, you completed your class, and your hard work paid off.

But honey, get some sleep.

Don't lose yourself, don't forget who you are. Grades are important, but the true measurement of self-worth and accomplishment is that you tried your best.

Trying your best, and working hard for your goals is something that is A-worthy.

Reserve time for yourself, for your sanity, your health, your mental health.

At the end of the day, grades might look nice on a piece of paper, but who you are and how you represent yourself can be even more honorable.

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10 Things Your Professor Says That Makes You Cry Right There In The Lecture Hall

Shoutout to all the professors who let you drop your lowest quiz grade.

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While we celebrate all the magic that December brings us, I can't help but remember what lies ahead. With only three semesters left, I feel as if I have college and professors down to a science. Syllabus week might seem like an extra week of break, but really it is where you can learn everything you need to know about the semester you have lying ahead of you. With that being said, there are certain things to listen for on syllabus week, and throughout the semester, that will let you know you have a rough road to ride.

1. “The final will be cumulative.”

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The key phrase that lets you know you are in for a semester of hell and a long finals week.

2. “Your grade will be an average of your 4 exams.”

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Nothing worse than knowing your big first flunk is going to affect your final grade more than it should.

3. “Attendance will count for 10% of your grade.”

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Better go out and get some coffee, because you are going to be waking up early every day for the next 3 months.

4. “There will be a group project.”

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Not only are you going to actually have to meet people in the class now, but you are also probably going to do the entire project yourself.

5. “Most people fail the first exam.”

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Dear professors, this is NOT the way we want to start our semester.

6. “This is not an easy class. You will need to spend time reading each week to prepar for each class.”

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Don't let the beginning of the year enthusiasm fool you. You will definitely not end up reading that textbook.

7. “The textbook is required and you will need the online code to submit homework.”

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I swear professors think we are made of money. Do they not remember what it was like to be in college?

8. “You need to put away all technology during lectures.”

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It is like a path back to grade school. Warm up your hands because you are going to be writing your notes this semester, and there is no way that you get it all right.

9. “Put away everything except a pencil. We are having a quiz.”

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You can't trust a professor who gives pop quizzes.

10. “There will be homework following each lecture.”

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Join a GroupMe or make a friend in the class because homework every night will make for a long semester if you are in it alone.

If you hear any of these ten things, prepare yourself for a tough semester. You can do it, but it won't be as easy as having a professor who doesn't take attendance!

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