Final Exam Freak-out


Sierra Webb ('18)

Harbinger reporter Anna Jerrems (’18) studies for her Algebra final. She has been studying diligently.

Sierra Webb , Reporter

You know what week it is. The week where it feels like your life in an endless abyss of reading, writing, and more reading. The week where your brain starts to puff black smoke and catch fire. Where your eyes begin to water from reading passage after passage, you scratch the top of your head aggressively, trying to locate any knowledge that you recall about the trig functions you learned in September.

One test could make or break your overall grade. All the information that you learned in August and September will have to flood back to you for just one test. Some of the finals for your classes might also have two parts, one writing and the other multiple choice.

With all these finals to worry about, finding time to work for the grade that you want in your classes can be stressful. Studying can be difficult with the Apple computer laying on your bed or the endless amounts of texts and social media alerts buzzing your phone off the wall, but making time to concentrate and study is necessary to get a passing grade. Let’s face it no matter how smart you are your brain can’t remember every single thing you’ve learned since August, so studying is vital.

“I’m nervous for [Calculus],” Lila Carroll ’18 said. She has the first part of her Calculus final on Friday June 2. “I’m studying for [Calculus] the most out of my other classes.”

With finals flooding in on the week of June 5, students are given study guides and practice resources to help them achieve success on the final.

“I got a study guide in [U.S History],” Katrina Villanueva ’18 said. She plans on making mind maps for the History exam and shoots for achieving an A on the final.

Studying for finals all at once can be stressful, causing a lot of late nights studying the past Presidents of the United States, to memorizing every bone in the body. But these hours studying should be arranged diligently so you don’t exhaust your brain. Give yourself a certain amount of time to study so that you’re not cramming in that last equation in your head at midnight. Try your absolute best on your finals even if you feel unprepared and nervous, but don’t forget if you don’t know the answer to the multiple choice problem, always guess B.