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Monday, November 19, 2018

Spring Finals Edition

Our former editors give advice for test takers


Anthony Torres

Former Opinion Editor

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“When you feel like you have a lot of stuff due, take a breath and go at it one at a time, don’t try to overexert yourself, take everything one step at a time. Don’t procrastinate, cherish your sleep and don’t wait until the last minute, I really want to stress that.”

Glissette Santana

Former Editor-in-Chief

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“Manage your time efficiently, because a lot of people don’t do that, and do not rely on any kind of caffeine or caffeinated drinks to stay awake because those just make you crash in the end. If you’re battling between sleep and studying, just go to sleep and wake up earlier in the morning.”

Sean Alder

Former Creative Director

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“Don’t wait until now to prepare for your final, make it a year-long process. Even though finals aren’t necessarily cumulative, you should be prepared for one, and don’t treat it different (from) any other test you took this year. It’s just another test, so go into it feeling confident, as confident as you would taking a midterm, a normal test in a class or doing a normal assignment. Psyching yourself out like ‘this is the biggest test ever’ just makes it worse, so just treat it like a normal thing.”

Rebecca Hennes

Former News Editor

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“Don’t stress out, it’s not the end of the world. Map out what you need to get done and study, ideally, weeks before hand and know exactly what content you want to study each day so that you’re not cramming at the last minute. If you do have to cram, it’s pointless to just stay up for 12 hours and try to cram it all in one night, Just lightly review your notes as well you can, get a good night’s sleep, a good breakfast and have a positive attitude.”

Leen Basharat

Former Assistant News Editor

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“For finals, I think it’s best for students to definitely not leave everything to the last minute. Scheduling your last two weeks, or in some cases last three weeks, is crucial so that you can make sure that everything that’s going to be on your final is studied for instead of cramming for all of it in one night. That can help your body to avoid sleep exhaustion and it can definitely boost your grade. Don’t go to parties, don’t completely disregard all of your responsibilities.”

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