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Finals SZN

Written by Mikaela Gantz

As a junior (who’s technically a sophomore), I have some experience with finals. I think midterms and finals feel the same except finals are far more nerve-racking. Not only are exams happening, but there are final papers, essays, presentations, and of course sports and other extracurriculars getting in their last events of the semester. It’s a period of time where everything moves really fast, but it feels like you’re just barely getting through. So I am here to say, you’ve got this. Finals are not going to break you, they are probably not going to drop your grade (and if you think positively maybe they will raise it). It’s not the end of the world, it’s just a test. Approaching finals like this seems a little daunting because it might seemingly leave you unprepared, but I don’t think this is an accurate assumption. If I approach finals like I do every test, I study, I prepare, and then I let my mind relax and do the work. I don’t get hyper stressed-out because I know it’s not determinative of my worth. 

I know I’m a good student, but that’s certainly not all I am. I am a friend, a follower, a daughter, a sister, a girlfriend, and so much more. One test grade doesn’t even scratch the surface of the human being I am. This statement is true for each and every one of us. Finals are important, and I think people should take them seriously, but at the end of the day it’s just another exam in a sea of exams. I’ve taken 12 finals during my time here, stressed about each one, and have done perfectly fine on every single one of them. I promise your professors don’t want you to fail (I hope). 

All of this is to say that this is a stressful time, so please take it easy. Get outside (with winter gear obviously), study hard but not too hard, and remember to eat and drink. I believe in us, good luck!

Go Maroons 🙂