Students’ tricks for relaxing finals week
Carl J. Bachus | Collegio Reporter
Finals week is usually a hectic time for college students. Final projects and papers are due and quality work is expected from students who are winding down from the semester. However, there are also students who don’t view finals as something to worry about.
Ben Horton is confident enough in his academic ability that he has brushed off finals week worries. “I pretty much have my finals down,” said Horton, freshman in biology. “I have such high grades in all my classes that I don’t have to worry about them.”
Horton says he relies heavily on rote memorization to study and stressed that gaining the ability to manage time effectively is important.
Other students, like Shucota Vandagriff, believe that the true key to a more relaxed finals week is a semester of intense studying.
“I feel like I know exactly what’s going to be on my finals, there’s no ambiguity,” said Vandagriff, junior in technology management. “Not knowing a lot of the material that would be on the final was my big problem before, but I’m sure I have it down now so there’s less to worry about.”
Vandagriff says the trick is to study all that there is to study beforehand, instead of cramming the week before. He says making good use of the entire semester makes it easier to retain information.
“To those who are struggling, just relax,” Vandagriff said. “I’d say find out everything that you need to know. If you study ahead of time and find out all the facts, you’ll know what you’re getting into.”
Pitt State offers a few stress relief activities to help nerve-racked students, like the U-Club relaxation room in the basement of the Overman Student Center. The room offers soothing music and massage chairs. Students are also invited to join stress-reducing yoga classes in the Student Center on Mondays and Wednesdays.