Published: Monday, April 23, 2012
Updated: Monday, April 23, 2012 01:04
With summer being so close, students find themselves stressing about finals, papers, due dates and trying not to lose focus.
Are you feeling any stress with the end of the semester around the corner?
No, not really because I feel that I have good professors, and I feel that they supply us with the information so that we can be prepared for finals. It is just a matter of studying I think, so that’s why I’m not feeling a whole lot of stress.
Does knowing that summer is so close make it harder for you to focus on your finals?
I think it is little bit of a distraction, and then at the same time, it is a way for me to power through.
Do you do things outside of school to help you from being overwhelmed with end of the semester finals?
I play an APA Pool League on Thursday nights, so it’s like once I get to pool night, it’s weekend time.
What is it about the end of the semester that causes people so much stress?
I think people procrastinate; I am guilty of doing it too. I procrastinate papers; then it just builds this unimaginable amount of tension.
What would be some helpful advice you could give to others?
Make study guides early; if you have a huge paper, take it in chunks and don’t save it until the last minute.
Senior, Human Biology
Being a senior, has senioritis kicked in yet?
What do you do to help with that?
I don’t! No just kidding, I think of my goals that I have set for myself, that way I continue to push through my class.
What about the end of the semester, do you think, causes people so much stress?
Probably everything that is coming down, like this is your last chance to make a good grade. So people tend to stress out more with that on the line.
Do you feel that there is anything teachers could do to help relieve some of that stress?
Maybe they could hold review sessions; that way, it gives the students the best chance they can have before going into the finals.
Do you have any helpful advice for people?
Remember to take breaks and maybe study for a large amount of time and then hang out with friends and do something fun to help let your mind settle and relax.
Are you feeling stressed with the end of the semester so close?
Yes, I just got out of a test so definitely feeling the pressure starting.
How are you dealing with your stress?
I like to talk about it and go to the gym.
What about the end of the semester causes you stress?
A lot of it boils down to, we have already been going at it for so long that once you reach the end you are just so tired of the same thing, you become burnt out.
Do you think that there is anyway teachers could help relieve some stress for students during this time?
Yeah, they could not make their tests so hard and long, but that is so subjective. They are kind of in the same boat, too; they just want to be done with the semester, too. They want a good range of As, Bs and Cs, so it’s almost like we are all in this together.